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When she was sixteen, Joanna Archer was brutally assaulted and left to die in the Nevada desert.

By rights, she should be dead.

Now a photographer by day, she prowls a different Las Vegas after sunset — a grim, secret Sin City where Light battles Shadow — seeking answers to whom or what she really is...and revenge for the horrors she was forced to endure.

But the nightmare is just beginning — for the demons are hunting Joanna, and the powerful shadows want her for their own...

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"Despite its romance pedigree (Kim Harrison and Charlaine Harris contribute advance praise), this moody, fast-paced debut falls into the growing 'dark fantasy' category, which blends fantasy, comic book superheroism and paranormal romance, but holds no promise of a happily-ever-after. The book's heroine, Joanna Archer, has spent the years following a brutal attack learning martial arts and trolling Sin City, Nev., for trouble. On the eve of her 25th birthday, she finds it in the form of a peculiar date who looks like a gaunt banker one moment and like hell spawn the next. Joanna fights her way out of his grasp, but her close encounter is only the beginning. Before long, she finds herself caught up in a world where a superhuman few — the Light — fight evil from the Shadow realm, a world in which she's recognized as the 'Kairos,' a prophesied warrior made up of both Shadow and Light who's destined to help Light prevail. Pettersson centers her story around the signs of the Zodiac, putting an imaginative spin on a familiar setup. Though graphic scenes (in which tongues are severed, heads ripped off, etc.) will repel some readers, others will embrace Pettersson's enduring, tough-as-nails heroine and anticipate gleefully the next volume, due in April." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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This action-packed debut features a young woman who must choose between her destiny as a brave member of the Zodiac and the dark forces that want to tear her life apart. Original.

About the Author

After ten years with the Tropicana's Folies Bergere, Las Vegas native Vicki Pettersson traded in her sequins for a laptop. But she still knows all about what really happens behind the scenes in Sin City.

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binalyn, August 24, 2008 (view all comments by binalyn)
Interestingly imaginative tale that's a bit predictable but nonetheless entertaining....

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060898915
Author:
Pettersson, Vicki
Publisher:
Eos
Author:
by Vicki Pettersson
Subject:
Good and evil
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy - Dark/Horror
Subject:
Nevada
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Occult fiction
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series:
Sign of the Zodiac
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
6.76x4.28x1.22 in. .47 lbs.

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Product details 464 pages Eos - English 9780060898915 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Despite its romance pedigree (Kim Harrison and Charlaine Harris contribute advance praise), this moody, fast-paced debut falls into the growing 'dark fantasy' category, which blends fantasy, comic book superheroism and paranormal romance, but holds no promise of a happily-ever-after. The book's heroine, Joanna Archer, has spent the years following a brutal attack learning martial arts and trolling Sin City, Nev., for trouble. On the eve of her 25th birthday, she finds it in the form of a peculiar date who looks like a gaunt banker one moment and like hell spawn the next. Joanna fights her way out of his grasp, but her close encounter is only the beginning. Before long, she finds herself caught up in a world where a superhuman few — the Light — fight evil from the Shadow realm, a world in which she's recognized as the 'Kairos,' a prophesied warrior made up of both Shadow and Light who's destined to help Light prevail. Pettersson centers her story around the signs of the Zodiac, putting an imaginative spin on a familiar setup. Though graphic scenes (in which tongues are severed, heads ripped off, etc.) will repel some readers, others will embrace Pettersson's enduring, tough-as-nails heroine and anticipate gleefully the next volume, due in April." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , This action-packed debut features a young woman who must choose between her destiny as a brave member of the Zodiac and the dark forces that want to tear her life apart. Original.
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