Walking between the worlds has always been dangerous - but this time V's facing the loss of all she holds dear.
Verity Fassbinder thought no boss could be worse than her perfectionist ex-boyfriend - until she grudgingly agreed to work for a psychotic fallen angel. And dealing with a career change not entirely of her own choosing is doing nothing to improve V's already fractious temper. The angel is a jealous - and violent
- employer, so she's quit working for the Weyrd Council and sent her family away, for their own safety. Instead of indulging in domestic bliss, she's got to play BFFs with the angel's little spy, Joyce the kitsune
assassin . . . and Joyce comes with her own murderous problems.
The angel has tasked V with finding two lost treasures, which would be hard enough even without a vengeful Dusana Nadasy on her heels. And Inspector McIntyre won't stop calling: the bodies of Normal women who disappeared decades before are turning up, apparently subjected to Weyrd magics. Angelic demands or not, this isn't something she can walk away from. And the angel is getting impatient for results . . .
About the Author
Angela Slatter is the award-winning author of eight short story collections, including A Feast of Sorrows: Stories, Sourdough and Other Stories, The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings
, and Winter Children and Other Chilling Tales.
She has won the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award and five Aurealis Awards. Her short stories have appeared widely, including in annual British, Australian and North American Best Of anthologies, and her work has been translated into Spanish, Russian, Polish, Romanian, and Japanese. Vigil
was her first solo novel, and the sequel Corpselight
is due out in July 2017.
Angela lives in Brisbane, Australia.
Verity has touches of Katniss Everdeen but quickly establishes herself as a strong, likeable and positive female heroine in her own right - Lovereading
conclusion to the trilogy, Restoration
is Slatter at her finest hour
- Thoughts by Tash
I can't recommend these books highly enough. Superbly written and brilliantly breath taking
- Adore an Open BookThe action is non-stop, the characterisation on point and the wit just keeps on rolling
. . . I couldn't have asked for a better conclusion - Theresa Smith WritesBeautiful, captivating and effortless
writing . . . it's almost impossible for you to guess exactly what is likely to happen next - The Never Ending Bookshelf
Did I love reading this book, this series? Yes I did . . . A fabulous must read
- Reading, Writing and RieslingRich and heady
as honey mead
, potent and earthy as great Scotch
, the sublimely dark tales
of Angela Slatter are an addictive delight
- Neil Snowden, WaterstonesEdgy, hilarious
and full of heart
- Verity is back and as brilliant as ever
! - Alison Goodman, award-winning author of Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club