Principles of Angels by Jaine Fenn lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Gollancz, 2008, Paperback.
From the cover: Khesh City floats above the surface of the uninhabitable planet of Vellern. Topside, its extravagant, opulent, luxurious; the Undertow is dark, twisted and dangerous. Khesh City is a place where nothing is forbidden but its also a democracy, of sorts, a democracy by assassination, policed by the Angels, the elite, state-sponsored killers who answer only to the Minister, their enigmatic master.
Taro lived with Malia, his Angel aunt, one of the privileged few, until a strange man bought his body for the night, then followed him home and murdered Malia in cold blood. Taro wants to find the killer who ruined his future, but hes struggling just to survive in the brutal world of the Undertow. Then an encounter with the Minister sets him on a new course, spying for the City; his target is a reclusive Angel called Nual.
Elarn Reen is a famous musician, sent to Khesh City as the unwilling agent of mankinds oldest enemy, the Sidhe. To save her own life, she must find and kill her ex-lover, a renegade Sidhe.
Though they come from different worlds, Taro and Elarns fates are linked, their lives apparently forfeit to other peoples schemes. As their paths converge, it becomes clear that the lives of everyone in Khesh City, from the majestic, deadly Angels to the barely-human denizens of the Undertow, are at risk. And Taro and Elarn, a common prostitute and an uncommon singer, are Khesh Citys only chance
282 pages. Trade Paperback (9¼” x 6″).
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Sci-Fi category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…