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- DescriptionI'm a demon. My name is Melusine. My comrades are Bashemath, who is female like myself, and Geminian, who is male. And just in case you were wondering, we didn't come from hell-if such a place exists at all... As the global crisis develops in the Twenty-First Century, a group of special demon researchers are sent from a parallel universe to embody themselves as humans and study the situation. However, in the midst of the operation, Wye-Wye, the youngest member of their team, is lost. As she and her comrades do everything demonly possible to find him, Melusine, the team lead, is forced to do the unthinkable-employ the assistance of a visie (demon slang for human)-freelance journalist Paige Ballantyne. Paige, however, gives Melusine much more to consider than just the mystery at hand as she becomes intrigued by the benefits of a visie life. Together, the team must race the clock to find and bring back Wye-Wye before he can longer regenerate. In an all-out cross-continent search, the team turns up much more than they bargained for in this urban fantasy mystery adventure.
- Author BiographyAward winning author Marie Jakober graduated with honors from Ottawa's Carleton University. She has written nine novels, including The Demon Left Behind, Even the Stones, The Mind Gods and Sandinista. Her novel The Black Chalice was awarded the Independent Publisher Book Award and Only Call Us Faithful received the Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction. Marie was born and raised on an isolated homestead farm in northern Alberta. Few neighbors, no school; she took her first eight grades by correspondence. Books were scarce until she was fifteen or thereabouts, when she was able to take advantage of a 'borrowing by mail' library. In such an environment, the life of the imagination takes on a central importance. At age thirteen, Marie won an international competition based in India with a poem called The Fairy Queen. This attracted a great deal of attention and many rewards, including a scholarship which enabled her to attend university. Marie graduated from high school in Edmonton, and from university (Carleton) in Ottawa, with distinction. Since then she has held a variety of jobs but has always considered her real work to be writing. All of her work is, in one way or another, about power. Who has it and why? Who doesn't have it and why? What happens to people and societies when power relationships become seriously unequal? How are power structures and power relationships created, how are they maintained, how are they changed? What ideas and myths form their foundations? What are the connections between power and religion? Power and sexuality? Power and ethics? Power and the use of violence? Jakober's first book, The Mind Gods, set in 2350, explores what happens when the inhabitants of a small colony planet develop extraordinary psychic powers along with their severe, mind-centered religion. Sandinista and A People in Arms are contemporary novels dealing with the Nicaraguan revolution. Even The Stones examines the coming of patriarchy to an ancient realm of the Goddess. The Black Chalice, a man's belief in his own right to total power threatens the entire medieval world. And The Demon Left Behind is an urban fantasy. Where do these ideas come from? The gods, I presume. The Unknown. Chaos. Certainly no place to which I can draw a map. It feels as though I do not choose my stories; rather, they choose me. And when they decide they want to be written, they're very insistent about it. As a result I'm very disciplined when I have a work in progress. Get up early (sixish) and maybe an early morning walk. I almost always sit down with a pot of coffee and some appropriate music (medieval, American Civil War-whatever 'links' with the work in hand) and spend the first thirty or forty minutes just listening, letting the music create a mindspace and focus my concentration. Once a project is well underway, most of my available time goes toward it-daytime to writing, evenings to related reading and research. I still see my friends, but most everything else suffers. When time allows, Marie is addicted to music, good ethnic food, challenging conversations, and yes, believe it or not, hockey.
- Author(s)Marie Jakober
- PublisherEDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, Inc.
- Date of Publication14/02/2011
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectScience Fiction & Fantasy
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintEDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, Inc.
- Weight272 g
- Width139 mm
- Height215 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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