Margaret Killjoy’s Danielle Cain series is a dropkick-in-the-mouth anarcho-punk fantasy that pits traveling anarchist Danielle Cain against eternal spirits, hypocritical ideologues, and brutal, unfeeling officers of the law. The story continues with The Barrow Will Send What it May.
Now a nascent demon-hunting crew on the lam, Danielle and her friends arrive in a small town that contains a secret occult library run by anarchists and residents who claim to have come back from the dead. When Danielle and her crew investigate, they are put directly in the crosshairs of a necromancer’s wrath — whose actions threaten to trigger the apocalypse itself.
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On Sale: 04/03/2018 ISBN: 9780765397379
5.00 x 8.00 inches , 160 Pages
For the Danielle Cain series:
“Fast, eerie and crackling with disarmingly matter-of-fact phantasmagoria, Margaret Killjoy’s The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion maps a wilderness peopled by marginalised outsiders where everything from sexual identity to material reality is in the same state of fluid drift. Intelligent and fiercely imagined, this book is a passport to a world hauntingly similar to our own, in which disturbing unreality appears to have become an accepted universal condition that is scarcely worth mentioning. Scary and energetic, this is ideal reading for a winter’s evening in a post-truth world. Highly recommended.” —Alan Moore, author of Watchmen and V for Vendetta
“Packed with mystery, suspense, intriguing characters, a dash of humor, and big helpings of anarchist politics, The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion does what the best fantasy is supposed to do, making ideas literal--in this case, incarnating Justice as a wild beast. This is important, thought-provoking stuff and a thrilling ride besides.” —World Fantasy Award-winning author Lewis Shiner
“A dark story of the human need for power. Margaret Killjoy writes of the inner nature of anarchy at a time when old systems of government are breaking down. Read it now.” —Eileen Gunn, author of Questionable Practices
“The greatest thing a story can do is expand your horizons while punching you in the gut, and The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion is a rare treat does both while laughing. A unique bite of punk culture wrapped in a mythic, bloody fantasy that will shock and delight.”— Delilah S. Dawson
“Margaret Killjoy’s fiction is a peek at a world that lies right next to ours, always vivid, thought provoking and full of itinerant magic.” —Tobias Buckell
“A daring anti-fantasy and anti-utopia where even anarchists need to be careful what they wish for.”—Nick Mamatas, author of Sensation and I Am Providence
“Utterly engrossing from the first sentence; it refuses to let you go.” —Mur Lafferty, Award-winning author of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
“A powerful, visceral voice and an immediately compelling story. As relatable as it is harrowing. An immediate, exciting addition to speculative fiction. ”—Leanna Renee Hieber, Award-winning author of Strangely Beautiful and The Eterna Files
"Killjoy allows the reader to glimpse a beautifully chaotic world, leaving just the right amount to the imagination." —Publishers Weekly
"An entertaining book filled with memorable characters who tread glibly through the realms of both the living and the dead."—Kirkus
"Readers will find themselves bingeing on this highly addictive, dark fantasy thriller."—Booklist
For A Country of Ghosts:
“This gritty evocative novel explores the question of what an anarchist community can do to resist the assaults that are sure to come if any such social formation were to exist. Yet more important still is that this is an exciting and mysterious novel, a story of war and love in some fictional mountainous country with echoes of nineteenth century Latin America, eastern Europe, central Asia; by the time you’re done you feel you’ve gotten a glimpse into a forgotten part of our history that is nevertheless very real.” —Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the Mars trilogy
“This is a fierce, intelligent, hopeful book—a fantasy (of sorts) of unusual seriousness, humanity, and wit.” —Felix Gilman, author of The Half-Made World
“Gulliver’s Travels meets The Dispossessed. It’s a wild ride, and you don’t want to miss it.” —Gabriel Kuhn, author of Life Under the Jolly Roger
For What Lies Beneath the Clocktower:
“Reading What Lies Beneath the Clock Tower is a bit like playing Dungeons & Dragons with a bunch of grad students while Monty Python’s Flying Circus marathons in the background. It offers the pleasure of watching someone very smart do some thing very silly, and do it with style and skill. You will laugh and while you laugh this trickster author will unleash goblins in your mind to ferment a cognitive revolution.” —William Alexander, author of Rain Taxi