Kittredge takes readers back to
the gritty underbelly of London as
a demonic debt comes due. This
second book in the Black London series focuses on the lethal bargain crow mage Jack Winter made in the face
of death, and how it may now impact Pete. Kittredge's blunt description of the nature of "The Black" evokes a visceral response to its brutality and twisted nature. If you love your urban fantasy unrelentingly grim and edgy, this is the series for you.
Pete doesn't know about Jack's deadly bargain, and she's growing impatient with his secretiveness. That won't stop her from following Jack to Thailand as he makes a last-ditch effort to subvert the bargain. (ST. MARTIN'S, Dec., 352 pp., $7.99)