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The Blue Blazes (Mass Market Paperbound)

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Meet Mookie Pearl, a bone breaker for the underworld, and his daughter, Nora (call her by her street name – Persephone). You can bet she had the most interesting parent at Career Day.

Enter Cerulean, the blue stuff… The Blue Blazes. What does it do?  Imagine a supernatural drug, literally straight from hell, so powerful, that it rips the bandage of perceived reality from your bloodshot eyes, leaving you with no doubt that hell exists.

So how do you rebel when your father is the henchman for a drug cartel that consists of shape-shifting, tentacled snake-men and half-goat hit-men? 

You don’t. You take over. And that’s just what Persephone tries to do.

Until it all of her plans go terribly wrong.

Chuck Wendig’s writing is fast-paced, honed to the quick, and cuts through the B.S. with an obsidian blade. His characters are fast talking, tough when they need to be, but likeable and well developed, leaving you wanting to know more. The Blue Blazes echoes with Blackwood’s supernatural sense, and a Dante-esque vision of Hell filled with ghosts, goblins and snake face, slithery demons that harken back to Lovecraft.

— From LeAnna Herrera


Meet Mookie Pearl.
Criminal underworld? He runs in it.
Supernatural underworld? He hunts in it.
Nothing stops Mookie when he's on the job.
But when his daughter takes up arms and opposes him, something's gotta give...
File Under: Urban Fantasy Family Matters - When Underworlds Collide - Thrill of the Hunt - Chips and Old Blocks ]

Praise For…

"I loved the intensity of flaws each character possessed. There wasn’t a single soul (or nonsoul) in this story who didn’t have some gigantic flaws and they seemed ripe for the pickin’ and boy does Chuck know how to do it."
-Bite My Book

The Blue Blazes is a fun, fast-paced novel that blends the best of noir, a Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual, and melodrama into something special.
-Fantasy Faction

"So if you need something dark, gritty, and fun, I recommend The Blue Blazes."
-Three Crow Press 

“Wendig has taken the cast of Goodfellas and dragged them, kicking and screaming into a fantasy reality of New York, opened up the playground and let them run loose”
-Wilder's Book Review

“punchy dialog, snappy prose, and a gritty narrative voice”
-Odd Engine

“imaginative, funny, profound, tough, and poetic all at once”
-Elf Machines from Hyperspace

"In the end, The Blue Blazes is a blast, an awesome, smartly written novel that far exceeds the sum of its parts"
-Rob Bedford, SFFWorld

"…a heart-stopping ride from beginning to end. I think it is my stand out book of the year..."
-Jane, Book Chick City

"Rounded off with an emotional finale, The Blue Blazes is a serious contender for book of the year."
-Alister, Starburst Magazine

"It’s a brilliantly imagined world, as ick-inducing as it is, and it’s easy to see Mookie’s place in it."
-Vampire Book Club 

Product Details
ISBN: 9780857663351
ISBN-10: 0857663356
Publisher: Angry Robot
Publication Date: May 28th, 2013
Pages: 400
Language: English