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ISBN13: 9780345512093
ISBN10: 034551209x
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In the heart of Ohio, Jessie Shimmer is caught up in hot, magic-drenched passion with her roguish lover, Cooper Marron, who is teaching her how to tap her supernatural powers. When they try to break a drought by calling down a rainstorm, a hellish portal opens and Cooper is ripped from this world, leaving Jessie fighting for her life against a vicious demon that's been unleashed.

In the aftermath, Jessie, who knows so little about her own true nature, is branded an outlaw. She must survive by her wits and with the help of her familiar, a ferret named Palimpsest. Stalked by malevolent enemies, Jessie is determined to find out what happened to Cooper. But when she moves heaven and earth to find her man, she'll be shocked by what she discovers—and by what she must ultimately do to save them all.

Review:

"Snyder combines the best of Jim Butcher and T.A. Pratt in this wildly imaginative and intensely gripping urban fantasy trilogy launch. When an innocent spell somehow opens a portal to Hell, young mage Jessie Shimmer manages to kill the demon about to stomp on downtown Columbus, Ohio, but she loses an eye, a hand, and her lover and mentor, Cooper. Benedict Jordan, ruling mage for the area, forbids any attempts to find Cooper, who may still be alive in Hell, and strips Jessie of her resources. With little more than her ferret familiar, her magic, and the help of Cooper's smart-ass half-brother, Jessie must rescue Cooper and uncover Benedict's motives. Threads of romance, horror, action, and humor weave throughout, serving as the perfect backdrop against which memorable characters and a unique system of magic can shine." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

After her lover Cooper tries to teach her how to tap her supernatural powers and is ripped from this world through a hellish portal that releases a demon, Jessie Shimmer is branded an outlaw. She must survive by her wits and with the help of her familiar, a ferret, and she's determined to find out what has happened to Cooper. Original.

About the Author

Lucy A. Snyder is the author of the story and poetry collections Sparks and Shadows and Chimeric Machines. She has a B.S. in biology and an M.A. in journalism and is a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Workshop. Born in South Carolina, she grew up in the cowboys-and-cactus part of Texas and currently lives in Worthington, Ohio.

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Caroline Berg, May 12, 2012 (view all comments by Caroline Berg)
To be perfectly honest, I expected this to be a mediocre book - it had an interesting premise, enough that I bought the book, but I didn't expect the total awesomeness that was in store. The heroine Jessie is delightfully sarcastic, and some of the spells she casts are hilarious. She is strong, despite everything that happens, and instead of giving up, she gets angry. And kudos to the author for having her get damaged in battle and not magically come out perfectly healed. Her familiar, Palimpsest is the perfect foil for her character.

If you enjoy lots of action, battles with heaven and hell, and tons of sarcasm, this is the book for you!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345512093
Author:
Snyder, Lucy A.
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Contemporary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
6.80x4.10x1.10 in. .35 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Del Rey Books - English 9780345512093 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Snyder combines the best of Jim Butcher and T.A. Pratt in this wildly imaginative and intensely gripping urban fantasy trilogy launch. When an innocent spell somehow opens a portal to Hell, young mage Jessie Shimmer manages to kill the demon about to stomp on downtown Columbus, Ohio, but she loses an eye, a hand, and her lover and mentor, Cooper. Benedict Jordan, ruling mage for the area, forbids any attempts to find Cooper, who may still be alive in Hell, and strips Jessie of her resources. With little more than her ferret familiar, her magic, and the help of Cooper's smart-ass half-brother, Jessie must rescue Cooper and uncover Benedict's motives. Threads of romance, horror, action, and humor weave throughout, serving as the perfect backdrop against which memorable characters and a unique system of magic can shine." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , After her lover Cooper tries to teach her how to tap her supernatural powers and is ripped from this world through a hellish portal that releases a demon, Jessie Shimmer is branded an outlaw. She must survive by her wits and with the help of her familiar, a ferret, and she's determined to find out what has happened to Cooper. Original.
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