Murder of Angels

Murder of Angels

by Caitlín R. Kiernan

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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...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451461827
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 4.22(w) x 6.74(h) x 1.01(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Caitlin R. Kiernan is the author of nine novels, including Silk, Threshold, Low Red Moon, Murder of Angels, Daughter of Hounds, and The Red Tree. Her award-winning short fiction has been collected in six volumes, including Tales of Pain and Wonder; To Charles Fort, With Love; Alabaster; and, most recently, A is for Alien. She has also published two volumes of erotica, Frog Toes and Tentacles and Tales from the Woeful Platypus. Trained as a vertebrate paleontologist, she currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Murder of Angels 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
GriffsPal More than 1 year ago
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.
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SoCalMom More than 1 year ago
**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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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 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'.
harstan More than 1 year ago
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