Threshold by Caitlin R. Kiernan

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Chance Matthews is drawn into a battle between angels and monsters because of something in her possession-a fossil of a creature that couldn't possibly have ever existed. But it did. And still does.


About Caitlin R. Kiernan

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Caitlín R. Kiernan has published a large variety of short fiction in magazines and anthologies, and is also a paleontologist. Author website:
Published March 31, 2009 by Roc. 336 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Chance Matthews’s parents died in a car crash in which Chance herself was injured, and her grandmother, a retired paleontologist, hanged herself when Chance was 15.

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Details of Dancy's wild story inexplicably jibe with an anomaly Chance finds in the fossil record, and a pattern gradually emerges that points to an inconceivably ancient entity surviving from Earth's prehistory that is consciously shaping their lives and miseries to suit its inscrutable purposes.

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Her short fiction has appeared in such anthologies as The Sandman: Book of Dreams, Lethal Kisses, Dark Terrors 2 and Dark Terrors 3.

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Chance and Deke were a couple until they and their friend Elise were so stoned they ventured to the waterworks tunnel for a grand old time.

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