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The Big Reap

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by Chris F. Holm, Amazing 15 (Illustrator)
 

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The Collector Book Three

Who Collects the Collectors?

Sam Thornton has had many run-ins with his celestial masters, but he’s always been sure of his own actions. However, when he’s tasked with dispatching the mythical Brethren – a group of former Collectors who have cast off their ties to Hell – is he still working on the side of right?

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The Collector Book Three

Who Collects the Collectors?

Sam Thornton has had many run-ins with his celestial masters, but he’s always been sure of his own actions. However, when he’s tasked with dispatching the mythical Brethren – a group of former Collectors who have cast off their ties to Hell – is he still working on the side of right?

File Under: Urban Fantasy [ Soul Solution | Secret Origins | Flaming Torches | Double Dealing ]

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for Chris F. Holm:

"A war is brewing between angels and demons in this twisty, fast-paced, and thoroughly enjoyable urban fantasy debut... Sam is a likable antihero, pleasantly human despite being unquestionably damned, and the politics of Heaven and Hell provide plenty of material for sequels." - Publishers Weekly

"A very promising first novel." - Locus

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857663429
Publisher:
Watkins Media
Publication date:
07/30/2013
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,063,474
Product dimensions:
6.82(w) x 4.18(h) x 1.01(d)

Meet the Author

Chris Holm was born in Syracuse, New York, the grandson of a cop with a penchant for crime fiction. It was the year of punk rock and Star Wars, two influences that to this day hold more sway over him than perhaps his wife would like.

His stories have appeared in a slew of publications, including Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Beat to a Pulp, and Thuglit. He has been an Anthony Award nominee, a Derringer Award finalist, and a Spinetingler Award winner.

He lives on the coast of Maine with his wife and a noisy, noisy cat. When he's not writing, you can find him on his porch, annoying the neighbours with his guitar. The author lives in Maine.

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The Big Reap 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
hdNYC More than 1 year ago
Chris F. Holm keeps upping his game with each book. I loved his first Collector novel, DEAD HARVEST, and was even more impressed with the second book in the series, THE WRONG GOODBYE. His latest, THE BIG REAP, is his best yet. The main story is brilliant: his damned soul-collector, Sam, is sent on a desperate mission to rid the world of nine former soul-collectors, who broke hell's bonds but, in doing do, became monsters themselves. Holm does an incredible job of weaving mythology and history together to explain how these monsters changed the course of human history. At the same time, he weaves in the story of Sam's first assignment as a Collector, which is to collect Hitler's soul. The book slides back and forth between past and present, moving to different points on the globe. The result is smart, suspenseful, and action-packed. One of the things I loved best about this book is that it managed to include characters from the first two books in the series in a way that was completely natural. (I won't say who returns, because I don't want to ruin any surprises.) The emotional core of this book is Sam's relationship with his handler, Lilith, who has been something of a cipher in the earlier books. She's deeply involved in this story, and the results are powerful and satisfying on every level. The story is wrapped up beautifully, but in the last five pages, Holm introduces a new, ah, challenge that left me desperately craving a fourth Collector novel. Urban fantasy isn't normally my thing, but Holm's incisive prose, smart plotting, and wry sense of humor are irresistible. I highly recommend this book — and this series — to everyone!