Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Cover art - "Peacemaker" by Marianne de Pierres

After the eye-catching covers for the French edition of Nnedi Okorafor’s “Who Fears Death”, her upcoming novel “Lagoon” and Louis Greenberg’s “Dark Windows” Joey Hi-Fi finishes the year in style with another such excellent book cover. This time is for a novel due to be published by Angry Robot Books on April next year, Marianne de Pierres“Peacemaker”. And as I already said I find myself speechless once again in face of Joey Hi-Fi’s works.

Virgin Jackson is the senior ranger in Birrimun Park – the world’s last natural landscape, overshadowed though it is by a sprawling coastal megacity. She maintains public safety and order in the park, but her bosses have brought out a hotshot cowboy to help her catch some drug runners who are affecting tourism. She senses the company is holding something back from her, and she’s not keen on working with an outsider like Nate Sixkiller.

When an imaginary animal from her troubled teenage years reappears, Virgin takes it to mean one of two things: a breakdown (hers!) or a warning. When the dead bodies start piling up around her and Nate, she decides on the latter.

Something terrible is about to happen in the park and Virgin and her new partner are standing in its path…

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