"Graphic, inventive, yet heartless in every sense; presumably, however, fans who grew up with Shan will stick around for the upcoming installments."
Gangster fantasy—call it thugpunk—with a curious history: The book, a revised version of Ayuamarca: Procession of the Dead
(1999), resurfaced in the U.K. in 2008 as the first of a trilogy; Shan himself is better known as the popular author of gruesome YA fantasies (Dark Calling
, 2009, etc.).
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