Butcher Bird: A Novel of the Dominion

Butcher Bird: A Novel of the Dominion

by Richard Kadrey

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Butcher Bird: A Novel of the Dominion by Richard Kadrey


Spyder Lee is a happy man. He lives in San Francisco and owns a tattoo shop. He has his favorite drinking buddy, Lulu Garou, and other friends all over town. One night a pissed-off demon tries to bite his head off and he's saved by a stranger—a small, blind woman with a sword as wicked as her smile. After that, Spyder’s life is turned upside down.

The demon infected Spyder with something awful—the truth. He can suddenly see the world as it really is: full of angels and demons and monsters and monster-hunters; a world full of black magic and mysteries. These are the Dominions, parallel worlds full of wonder, beauty and horror, of which Spyder’s is only one. Each Dominion is home to another race of creatures from human myth. If you’re clever or lucky, you can pass from one Dominion to another, but the Dominions themselves never touch.

At least, they’re not supposed to. The Black Clerks, infinitely old and infinitely powerful beings whose job it is to keep the Dominions in balance, seem to have new interests and a whole new agenda. Dropped into the middle of a conflict between the Black Clerks and other forces he doesn't fully understand, Spyder searches for a magic book with the blind swordswoman who saved him. Their journey will take them from deserts to lush palaces, to underground caverns, to the heart of Hell itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597809245
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Publication date: 09/12/2017
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 457,897
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


Richard Kadrey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sandman Slim novels, plus five others, including Butcher Bird and Metrophage, as well as a Vertigo comics miniseries. He also writes and speaks about art, culture, and technology for various publications and websites. Kadrey lives in San Francisco and has no qualifications for anything he does.

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Butcher Bird: A Novel of the Dominion 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Amazon_Rdr More than 1 year ago
Overall, I enjoyed this book. The humor and wit is undeniable in Kadrey's writing. You get to truly enjoy the characters and become easily invested in their outcome. The gore in this book was a little much for me at times, but everyone's got a different preference on that. You just have to stand outside the graphic depictions and try and see them with the humor they were offered up in. The scenes of Hell and the monsters were a bit Event Horizon for me (movie always grossed me out), but the book breaks it up with characters that are just too fun to look away from.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Spyder Lee is a anti-hero among anti-hero's. This story really transports you to hell and back. Kadreys picture of Lucifer is sad and hysterical all at one time. His characters have a real depth that keep you wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the twisted imagination of Richard Kadrey comes one of my all time favorite books. The world isnt exactly as it seems but one your eyes are opened, you are in for a shocking adventure that will push your imagination to uncharted world right out of humanity's reach. This is a must read.
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Good read
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Hell of a ride ..
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Colorful, shiny, & fast paced.