I don't know how many of you clicked through when I posted the sampler link for Chaz Brenchley's first Ben Macallan book, Dead of Light
, but the writing was phenomenal! I am going to jump into Dead of Light
this summer, but this one is going on the list. The first is gritty, character and plot driven urban fantasy, the magic working well with the world created. I'm expecting more of the same!Light Errant (Urban Fantasy)
May 24, 2011 $4.99 ebook (DRM-free)
ISBN: 978 1 61138 064 4
Ben's back—and this time he means business. Family business...
Benedict Macallan, wonder-worker malgré lui, has travelled the length and breadth of Europe since the events of Dead of Light, and still discovered no family like his own. Maybe Macallan blood really is a biological sport, a freak of evolution.
What Ben does discover is that he can't escape his birthright. He can run to the sun and hide among strangers, but he can't hide his powers from himself. When a friend asks for help, he has to use them. With blood on his hands once more, it's farewell la dolce vita; he gets on his bike and goes home.
Home is no sweeter than it was before, but it has changed. His gangster relatives have lost control somehow, of themselves and their city. More than one evil is at work here now, and even Ben's unique talents may not be enough to save the one he loves.
If he can only work out who that is...Read a sample