A brilliant start to what promises to be an enjoyable series . . . Angela has set the scene for the rest of the series, by offering an original and fresh tale encompassing many genres that will enthral all readers alike - Starburst Magazine
The world of the Weyrd collides with modern-day Brisbane, bringing chaos in its wake
. A brilliant new urban fantasy
with elements of murder mystery and magic - I'm already looking forward to the next
Verity Fassbinder adventure - Alison Littlewood, author of A Cold SeasonA rich paranormal dark fantasy.
- Sydney Morning Herald Online
Slatter's work is excellent, and eminently readable
. . . It's easy to see how she's managed to make such an impact on the genre - British Fantasy Society
Angela Slatter is an Australian author who spins beautiful yarns
in a musical, fascinating narrative style
- SFSiteOne of the most important voices in fantasy
- SF Signal
Simply put: Slatter can write! Beautifully, stylishly, accurately.
She conjures ghosts and spirits and forces us to recognise the monsters that are ourselves . . . she conjures the secret and private worlds hidden just inside the curtains of reality, and she does it with sentences as sparse and sharp-edged as unused razor blades
. She's my pick: a writer who will constantly surprise; and just when you think she's at the top of her game, she will go on to become impossibly better. Read this writer. She'll drop the scales right out of your eyes!
- Jack Dann, award-winning author of The Memory Cathedral
Verity Fassbinder comes on like a high-octane mix of Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden and Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhone
- dry, smart, funny
, fuelled by a need to protect the weak, and driven by a past that haunts her. Verity's BrisVegas is a far cry from the streets of Brisbane you'll see in tourist brochures, a dark supernatural playground where anything can happen
and where the strangest of us can find safe haven. If you loved True Blood
, or if you've ever loved a great PI series, then Vigil
is for you. Smart, funny, and engaging. I can't wait for the sequel!
- Jonathan Strahan, editor of The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year series