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Powers
by James A. Burton


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  • Albert Johannson lives off the grid. He's forgotten more than he remembers about his past, but those snippets he's retained tell him two things: he's lived a long, looong time and he doesn't trust anyone, particularly gods. He's not any too fond of demons either, particularly the one that materializes in his kitchen wanting to hire him for a special mission.  Read more...

 
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Overview
  • Albert Johannson lives off the grid. He's forgotten more than he remembers about his past, but those snippets he's retained tell him two things: he's lived a long, looong time and he doesn't trust anyone, particularly gods. He's not any too fond of demons either, particularly the one that materializes in his kitchen wanting to hire him for a special mission. It's as deadly to cross a demon as to deal with him, so Albert reluctantly agrees to investigate, putting him in the path of a prickly arson detective named Melissa el Hajj with trust issues of her own. Clashing at a crime scene, they uncover a broken seal that seems ancient enough to have been forged by Solomon himself. The seal cries out to Albert that he must mend it or something dark and dire will happen. Albert, who has a special affinity for metal, must first discover exactly what that will do to his kind -- and he's only just beginning to understand who and what he really is.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781607013365
  • ISBN-10: 1607013363
  • Publisher: Prime Books
  • Publish Date: May 2012
  • Page Count: 309
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Fantasy - Contemporary

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-06-25
  • Reviewer: Staff

Two unlikely companions must join forces to foil a demonic plan in Burton's engaging but slow-paced contemporary fantasy. Master smith Albert Johansson has lived a long time—so long that he can't quite remember who or what he is, although he does know he has a special affinity for forging metal. But Albert's quiet world is upended when a demon named Legion appears in his kitchen and tasks him with a strange mission to repair a broken magical seal. Albert soon meets Melissa el Hajj, a tough police officer who has also been recruited by the demon. Together, they set out to discover the importance of the seal, even though neither one trusts the other—or the demon. Burton, a pseudonym for James A. Hetley (Dragon's Bones), has created two unusual and interesting characters in Albert and Melissa, and his narrative is peppered with a variety of religious, cultural, literary, and mythological references. However, lengthy descriptions and Albert's fuzzy recollections of his own memories slow down an already plodding story line. (May)

 
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