Synopses & Reviews
In the early 1990s, Charles de Lint wrote and published three dark fantasies under the name "Samuel M. Key." Now, beginning with Angel of Darkness
, Orb presents them for the first time under de Lint's own name.
When ex-cop Jack Keller finds the mutilated body of a runaway girl in the ashes of a bizarre house fire, he opens the door to a nightmare. For a sadistic experiment in terror has unleashed a dark avenging angel forged from the agonies of countless dying victims....
"A fresh, intriguing novel that captured me from page one." Dean R. Koontz
"The best of the post-King contemporary fantasists, the one with the clearest vision of the possibilities of magic in a modern setting." Orson Scott Card
"[De Lint] weaves together a tight plot filled with darkness and horror, with only a glimmer of hope shining as a beacon for some memorable characters. These are characters who resemble any number of people you might know or meet, characters who are wholly believable and human..." Naomi de Bruyn, Rambles
About the Author
Born in Holland in 1951, Charles de Lint
grew up in Canada, with a few years off in Turkey, Lebanon, and Switzerland.
Although his first novel was 1984's The Riddle of the Wren, it was with Moonheart, published later that same year, that de Lint made his mark, and established him at the forefront of "urban fantasy," modern fantasy storytelling set on contemporary city streets. Moonheart was set in and around "Newford," an imaginary modern North American city, and many of de Lint's subsequent novels have been set in Newford as well, with a growing cast of characters who weave their way in and out of the stories. The Newford novels include Spirit Walk, Memory and Dream, Trader, Someplace To Be Flying, Forests of the Heart, The Onion Girl, and Spirits in the Wires. In addition, de Lint has published several collections of Newford short stories, including Moonlight and Vines, for which he won the World Fantasy Award. Among de Lint's many other novels are Mulengro, Jack the Giant-Killer, and The Little Country.
Married since 1980 to his fellow musician MaryAnn Harris, Charles de Lint lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.