Unclean Spirits by M.L.N. Hanover
Book One of the Black Sun's Daughter

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In a world where magic walks and demons ride, you can't always play by the rules.

Jayné Heller thinks of herself as a realist, until she discovers reality isn't quite what she thought it was. When her uncle Eric is murdered, Jayné travels to Denver to settle his estate, only to learn that it's all hers -- and vaster than she ever imagined. And along with properties across the world and an inexhaustible fortune, Eric left her a legacy of a different kind: his unfinished business with a cabal of wizards known as the Invisible College.

Led by the ruthless Randolph Coin, the Invisible College harnesses demon spirits for their own ends of power and domination. Jayné finds it difficult to believe magic and demons can even exist, let alone be responsible for the death of her uncle. But Coin sees Eric's heir as a threat to be eliminated by any means -- magical or mundane -- so Jayné had better start believing in something to save her own life.

Aided in her mission by a group of unlikely companions -- Aubrey, Eric's devastatingly attractive assistant; Ex, a former Jesuit with a lethal agenda; Midian, a two-hundred-year-old man who claims to be under a curse from Randolph Coin himself; and Chogyi Jake, a self-styled Buddhist with mystical abilities -- Jayné finds that her new reality is not only unexpected, but often unexplainable. And if she hopes to survive, she'll have to learn the new rules fast -- or break them completely....

About M.L.N. Hanover

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M.L.N. Hanover is an International Horror Guild Award-winning author living in the American southwest.
Published December 2, 2008 by Pocket Books. 404 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Denver is lousy with monsters and mayhem in this urban fantasy series launch by epic fantasist Daniel Abraham (The Long Price Quartet series), his first venture under the Hanover pen name. Stereoty

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The Bookbag

Admittedly, this noirish feel doesn't last throughout the whole book, but those early lines helped strip away my pre-conceived ideas and help me enjoy the book more fully.

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Fantasy Literature

In a nutshell, Coin is connected to a lot of bad stuff that has happened over the centuries — including Midian’s curse — and killing him “would undo everything it’s done in the physical world.” So with that in mind, Unclean Spirits mainly follows Jayné and her new colleagues as they try to come u...

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Fantasy Literature

Kelly is most fond of fantasy set in a historical setting (a la Jo Graham) or in a setting that echoes a real historical period (a la George RR Martin and Jacqueline Carey).

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Sci-Fi Bulletin

And it turns out Uncle Eric has been fighting to rid the world of supernatural riders – demons, vampires, werewolves and all sorts of other nasty parasites – since before Jayné was born.

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Shades of Sentience

Corey for the Expanse Series (with Ty Frank) with the first book of the series, ‘Leviathan Wakes’ up as a finalist for the 2012 ‘Best Novel’ Hugo Award.

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