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The Resource Indigo, Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, Kat Richardson, Seanan McGuire, Tim Lebbon, Cherie Priest, James A. Moore, Mark Morris

Indigo, Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, Kat Richardson, Seanan McGuire, Tim Lebbon, Cherie Priest, James A. Moore, Mark Morris

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Indigo
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Indigo
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Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, Kat Richardson, Seanan McGuire, Tim Lebbon, Cherie Priest, James A. Moore, Mark Morris
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eng
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"Investigative reporter Nora Hesper spends her nights cloaked in shadows. As Indigo, she's become an urban myth, a brutal vigilante who can forge darkness into weapons and travel across the city by slipping from one patch of shadow to another. Her primary focus both as Nora and as Indigo has become a murderous criminal cult called the Children of Phonos. Children are being murdered in New York, and Nora is determined to make it stop, even if that means Indigo must eliminate every member. But in the aftermath of a bloody battle, a dying cultist makes claims that cause Indigo to question her own origin and memories. Nora's parents were killed when she was nineteen years old. She took the life insurance money and went off to explore the world, leading to her becoming a student of meditation and strange magic in a mountaintop monastery in Nepal...a history that many would realize sounds suspiciously like the origins of several comic book characters. As Nora starts to pick apart her memory, it begins to unravel. Her parents are dead, but the rest is a series of lies. Where did she get the power inside her? In a brilliant collaboration by New York Times and critically acclaimed coauthors Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, Kat Richardson, Seanan McGuire, Tim Lebbon, Cherie Priest, James Moore, and Mark Morris join forces to bring you a crime-solving novel like you've never read before"--
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  • By day, Nora Hesper is an investigative reporter. At night, she is Indigo, vigilante crime fighter who can bend shadows to her will and use them with deadly force. Nora's parents were killed when she was young, and she has always wondered where her powers came from. She has dedicated her life to eradicating the Children of Phonos and their child-smuggling ring. When a high-ranking Phonos member captures Nora and reveals that her power is the result of an ancient murder god living inside her, Nora's mind begins to fracture. Ten brilliant authors, including Jonathan Maberry, Harris, and Seanan McGuire, collaborated on this tale, but the slow first half of this book is a case of too many cooks in the kitchen. However, the second half—which coincides with the introduction of Damastes, the murder god who possesses Nora—is nail-bitingly tense, and the carnage-soaked finale will satisfy readers. The second half is a clinic on how to blend writing styles effectively; the first half is an exposition on how not to. VERDICT Thriller or fantasy fans who slog through to the second act are in for a roller-coaster ride of a superhero story.—Tyler Hixson, Brooklyn Public Library --Tyler Hixson (Reviewed 03/01/2018) (School Library Journal, vol 64, issue 3, p128)
  • Bestseller Harris, best known for her Southern Vampire mysteries (Dead Ever After, etc.), and nine other authors have collaborated on this mixed bag of a fantasy suspense novel, which calls to mind a story told around a campfire, with each participant adding to (or subtracting from) the previous participant’s contribution. New York journalist Nora Hesper must deal with her alter ego, Indigo, a brutal shape-shifting vigilante, as well as the evil cult known as the Children of Phonos, whose rites include the ritual murder of young children. As Nora battles various demons and monsters, she gets hints about her childhood, her parents’ murder, and her own connections to the cult. Enemies may become allies, and friends may not be who they seem. Harris and the others, who include such genre notables as Christopher Golden, Kelly Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, and Cherie M. Priest, appear to have had fun concocting this herky-jerky tale. Their respective fans may enjoy trying to figure out who wrote what. (June)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 04/17/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 16, p)
  • This collaboration among ten writers, including Harris, Christopher Golden, and Kelley Armstrong, features investigative reporter Nora Hesper, who moonlights as the vigilante Indigo. In both roles, she focuses on a cult that's murdering children, but events soon make her consider her own past—in particular, what happened after her parents were killed. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed 02/01/2017) (Library Journal, vol 142, issue 1, p48)
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10560405
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DLC
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813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • 1965-
  • 1963-
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  • Harris, Charlaine
  • Golden, Christopher
  • Armstrong, Kelley
  • Maberry, Jonathan
  • Richardson, Kat
  • McGuire, Seanan
  • Lebbon, Tim
  • Priest, Cherie
  • Moore, James A.
  • Morris, Mark
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True
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  • Murder
  • Vigilantes
  • Women journalists
  • Self-realization in women
  • FICTION / Suspense
  • FICTION / Anthologies (multiple authors)
  • Murder
  • Self-realization in women
  • Vigilantes
  • Women journalists
  • New York (State)
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Indigo, Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, Kat Richardson, Seanan McGuire, Tim Lebbon, Cherie Priest, James A. Moore, Mark Morris
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1816178
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9781250076786
Lccn
2017006877
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9781250076786
  • (OCoLC)957021195
Label
Indigo, Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, Kat Richardson, Seanan McGuire, Tim Lebbon, Cherie Priest, James A. Moore, Mark Morris
Publication
Copyright
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
1816178
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9781250076786
Lccn
2017006877
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250076786
  • (OCoLC)957021195

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