Unlcean Spirits by MLN Hanover (Book Review 2010-18)
Unclean Spirits: Book One of the Black Sun's Daughter by M. L. N. Hanover
Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Pocket (July 28, 2009)
Obtained From: Book Trade
ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT
Urban Fantasy fiction fans are going to love this one. I found Jayne' a very interesting character and that she developes into a strong character quickly rather that dithering around. The plot is concise and very thrilling. The world building is rather quick and you discover and accept it as quickly as Jayne' does. I already have the next one in the series and hope there are many more to come.
Description From GoodReads:
In a world where magic walks and demons ride, you can't always play by the rules.
Jayné Heller thinks of herself as a realist, until she discovers reality isn't quite what she thought it was. When her uncle Eric is murdered, Jayné travels to Denver to settle his estate, only to learn that it's all hers -- and vaster than she ever imagined. And along with properties across the world and an inexhaustible fortune, Eric left her a legacy of a different kind: his unfinished business with a cabal of wizards known as the Invisible College.
Led by the ruthless Randolph Coin, the Invisible College harnesses demon spirits for their own ends of power and domination. Jayné finds it difficult to believe magic and demons can even exist, let alone be responsible for the death of her uncle. But Coin sees Eric's heir as a threat to be eliminated by any means -- magical or mundane -- so Jayné had better start believing in something to save her own life.
About the Author
M. L. N. Hanover is an International Horror Guild Award-winning author living in the American southwest.
Aided in her mission by a group of unlikely companions -- Aubrey, Eric's devastatingly attractive assistant; Ex, a former Jesuit with a lethal agenda; Midian, a two-hundred-year-old man who claims to be under a curse from Randolph Coin himself; and Chogyi Jake, a self-styled Buddhist with mystical abilities -- Jayné finds that her new reality is not only unexpected, but often unexplainable. And if she hopes to survive, she'll have to learn the new rules fast -- or break them completely....