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On My Wishlist (11) May 5, 2012

Posted by thehypermonkey in Book talk.
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On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It’s where we list all the books we desperately want but haven’t actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It’s also an event that you can join in with too – Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own ‘On My Wishlist’ post. If you want to know more click here.

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TitleThicker Than Water

Author: Mike Carey

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Available at: AmazonBarnes and Noble

Names and faces he thought he’d left behind in Liverpool resurface in London, bringing Castor far more trouble than he’d anticipated. Childhood memories, family traumas, sins old and new, and a council estate that was meant to be a modern utopia until it turned into something like hell . . . these are just some of the sticks life uses to beat Felix Castor with as things go from bad to worse for London’s favourite freelance exorcist.

See, Castor’s stepped over the line this time, and he knows he’ll have to pay; the only question is: how much? Not the best of times, then, for an unwelcome confrontation with his holier-than-thou brother, Matthew. And just when he thinks things can’t possibly get any worse, along comes Father Gwillam and the Anathemata. Oh joy . . .

TitleThe Naming of the Beasts

Author: Mike Carey

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Available at: AmazonBarnes and Noble

They say the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, but if you ask Castor he’ll tell you there’s quite a bit of arrogance and reckless stupidity lining the streets as well. And he should know. There-s only so many times you can play both sides against the middle and get away with it. Now, the inevitable moment of crisis has arrived and it-s left Castor with blood on his hands. Well, not his hands, you understand; it-s always someone else who pays the bill: friends, acquaintances, bystanders.So Castor drowns his guilt in cheap whisky, while an innocent woman lies dead and her daughter comatose, his few remaining friends fear for their lives and there-s a demon loose on the streets. But not just any demon – this one rides shotgun on his best friend-s soul and can-t be expelled without killing him. Looks like Felix Castor-s got some tough choices to make, because expel the demon he must or all Hell will break loose. Literally . . .

Thicker Than Water and The Naming of the Beasts are the fourth and fifth books respectively  in the Felix Castor Series. I love this series. It’s very much like a Dresden Files series with ass-kicking action and sardonic humor.

I picked up this series awhile ago and I keep meaning to go back to it but other books keep getting in the way. Hopefully I’ll be able to return to it soon.

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