Pubisher: Angry Robot
Genre: Urban Fantasy / Horror
Series: Miriam Black #1
Miriam Black knows when you will die.
She’s foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, and suicides.
But when Miriam hitches a ride with Louis Darling and shakes his hand, she sees that in thirty days Louis will be murdered while he calls her name. Louis will die because he met her, and she will be the next victim.
No matter what she does she can’t save Louis.
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I ended up rating this with a horror genre. Sure it's an Urban Fantasy, but it's one with twists and a few stomach-churning turns that are perfect for horror.
My two bits:
I’ll admit, I was attracted to this novel due to the epic book trailer (see below).
Miriam is, quite simply, a train wreck. You can’t help but love her perseverance, her shocking quips and her illusions of being a free spirit. At the same time you hate her. She makes every wrong decision you can think of. All the problems could have been solved but then the novel would be rather short.
As the book progresses, we are given a look into Miriam’s dark side and what makes her the way she is – visions and all. I’m giddy to find out the why’s.
The Epic Book Trailer
about the author:
He has contributed over two million words to the roleplaying game industry, and was the developer of the popular Hunter: The Vigil game line (White Wolf Game Studios / CCP).
He, along with writing partner Lance Weiler, is a fellow of the Sundance Film Festival Screenwriter's Lab (2010). Their short film, Pandemic, will show at the Sundance Film Festival 2011, and their feature film HiM is in development with producer Ted Hope.
Chuck's novel Double Dead will be out in November, 2011.
He's written too much. He should probably stop. Give him a wide berth, as he might be drunk and untrustworthy. He currently lives in the wilds of Pennsyltucky with a wonderful wife and two very stupid dogs.
Where to Find: Website | Twitter @ChuckWendig