The Resource Black City demon, Richard A. Knaak

Black City demon, Richard A. Knaak

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Black City demon
Title
Black City demon
Statement of responsibility
Richard A. Knaak
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Since he became the guardian of the Gate between our world and Feirie sixteen hundred years ago, Nick Medea, once Saint George, has battled to keep the darkest Feirie--the Wyld--from invading the mortal plane. With the dragon an unwilling part of him, Nick maintains balance between realms, often at great cost to himself and those nearest to him. Nick and his ragtag confederates--including the shape-shifter Fetch and Nick's reincarnated love, Claryce--have battled not only the Wyld, but mortals as sinister as the darkest Feirie. Now, with Prohibition in full swing and bootlegger wars erupting in Chicago, a murderous evil born of the mortal world has turned its attention to the power of the Gate ... and Nick himself. Nick must turn again to his most untrustworthy ally: the dragon within. Yet even together they may not be enough to face what was once a man ... but is now a creature even dragons may fear"--
  • "A historical urban fantasy set in Prohibition Chicago which combines action, mystery, and romance against a backdrop of gangland wars beset by threat of supernatural horror"--
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Review
The enjoyable second Black City urban fantasy (after Black City Saint) picks up in early 20th-century Chicago, where Saint George, now going by Nick Medea, sits in front of the grave of an incarnation of his lost princess, Cleolinda. He and his loyal companion, Fetch, are attacked by a Wyld, a fairy creature from beyond the gate Nick has protected for 1,600 years. The novel unfolds like a mystery as curious characters and mutilated corpses pop up, some with supernatural origins. Knaak keeps the reader engaged in both the Chicago of the 1900s and the world of Feirie beyond the gate. New readers will catch up quickly, but Knaak’s efforts to draw them in leaves returning readers wading through some too-familiar material. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed 01/16/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 03, p)
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554864
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Knaak, Richard A
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Black City (Richard A. Knaak)
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • George
  • Dragons
  • Prohibition
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Label
Black City demon, Richard A. Knaak
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1761135
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9781633882751
Lccn
2016047703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781633882751
  • (OCoLC)953597962
Label
Black City demon, Richard A. Knaak
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1761135
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9781633882751
Lccn
2016047703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781633882751
  • (OCoLC)953597962

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