Murder of Angelsby Caitlín R. Kiernan
Niki Ky spends her days in a medicated haze, haunted by the ghosts of those she left behind ten years ago after a confrontation against an unspeakable evil that left her shattered. To find peace, Niki must return to the house on the side of Red Mountain in Birmingham, Alabama-to face creatures no human should ever have to face... See more details below
Niki Ky spends her days in a medicated haze, haunted by the ghosts of those she left behind ten years ago after a confrontation against an unspeakable evil that left her shattered. To find peace, Niki must return to the house on the side of Red Mountain in Birmingham, Alabama-to face creatures no human should ever have to face...
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- 4.28(w) x 6.82(h) x 1.07(d)
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Follow-up to "Silk" that delves deeper into Kiernan's imaginary worlds. When the author tries to bring many plot points to focus on a decrepit home in Birmingham, the result is more disjointed than simply hallucinatory. There's much to enjoy for the thinking fantasy/alternate world lover.
**spoiler alert** I saw were the book was going, well at least I thought I did, and then the author went absolutely no where with it. There was a big build up for the hero: Big action...Get Ready...She Going to Save the World, and NOTHING. In the end the hero didn't do a single thing (except give up)....It just ended. In fact, with all the characters it was the same. It was a meaningless silly tale. I expected something to happen, anything to happen, but nothing ever did. Maybe I missed the point. The first book, Silk, was much better.
This book is incredibly surreal! It does`nt just deal with the two worlds of life and death,but several others. Makes me wonder if there really is anything else out there besides what our own imaginations can conceive,or what we have come to believe. That having been said, Caitlin Kiernan posseses the most fecund imagination on the planet! Well...that i`ve come across so far. She absolutely puts King,Koonts et.al. to shame. While reading this book I felt like I was a passenger in an out of control car,where the only thing i could think to say was 'OH MY GOD'!! Poppy Z Bright was right in saying:'Kiernan writes like a cathedral on fire'.
Niki Ky and Daria Parker have not made peace with the events that happened in Spider¿s basement in Birmingham, Alabama. Daria is a famous rock star who uses liquor to drown out the memories while her lover Niki is a schizophrenic seeing things and people no one else does and getting through the day on drugs. These ¿imaginary¿ figures are becoming more real to her until her former lover Spyder finally persuades her to jump off the Bay Bridge................................... Niki passes through a portal to another world where she is known as Hierophant, a sorceress with the magic to fight a dragon that wants to destroy this realm and the world Niki is now in. Daria still has a role to play as she must bring the ball bearings that Niki left behind that are now needed to help the Hierophant against an enemy that will see her dead on either orb................................ Readers who enjoyed SILK will enjoy the MURDER OF ANGELS, a cutting edge tale of worlds on the brink with an interesting champion, a troubled female who is unable to separate reality from nightmarish fantasy because the latter is genuine. Caitlin R. Kiernan provides a dark, foreboding and surreal novel along the lines of Poppy Z. Brite, but unique in its own way...................... Harriet Klausner