The Pemkowet Visitors Bureau has always promoted paranormal tourism--even if it has downplayed the risks (hobgoblins are unpredictable). Read more...
The Pemkowet Visitors Bureau has always promoted paranormal tourism--even if it has downplayed the risks (hobgoblins are unpredictable). It helps that the town is presided over by Daisy Johanssen, who as Hel's liaison is authorized by the Norse goddess of the dead to keep Pemkowet under control. Normally, that's easier to do in the winter, when bracing temperatures keep folks indoors.
But a new predator is on the prowl, and this one thrives on nightmares. Daisy is on her trail and working intimately with her partner and sometime lover from the Pemkowet PD, sexy yet unavailable werewolf Cody Fairfax. But even as the creature is racking up innocent victims, a greater danger looms on Pewkowet's horizon.
As a result of a recent ghost uprising, an unknown adversary--represented by a hell-spawn lawyer with fiery powers of persuasion--has instigated a lawsuit against the town. If Pemkowet loses, Hel's sovereignty will be jeopardized, and the fate of the eldritch community will be at stake. The only one who can prevent it is Daisy--but she's going to have to confront her own worst nightmare to do it.
- ISBN-13: 9780451465313
- ISBN-10: 0451465318
- Publisher: Ace Books
- Publish Date: October 2014
- Page Count: 448
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
- Dimensions: 9 x 6.5 x 1.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
Series: Agent of Hel #3
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-08-25
- Reviewer: Staff
Though some whimsy still comes through in the final book of Carey’s Agent of Hel suburban fantasy trilogy (after Autumn Bones), a darker, wintertime mood pervades the intimate story. A persuasive demonic lawyer begins to purchase large pieces of tiny Pemkowet, Mich., in the service of an unknown power, leading Daisy Johannsen to wonder whether she should claim her half-demonic heritage, an act that would give her more power to defend Pemkowet but might destroy the world. As eldritch advisor to the town police and liaison to the goddess who lives underneath the town, Daisy also confronts the unpleasant backlash of Pemkowet’s encouragement of supernatural tourism. On the personal front, she debates the relative benefits of two possible romantic relationships. Fans of the lighter parts of Carey’s world will enjoy the continued influence of the town’s quirky coven and the introduction of beer-swigging bogle Skrrzzzt, while those more interested in Daisy’s personal arcs will be happy with the emotionally satisfying closure to the series. (Oct.)