Peter Roman is the pseudonym of Peter Darbyshire, who is known for PLEASE, THE WARHOL GANG, and THE MONA LISA SACRIFICE.
The gods have fallen to earth in their thousands, and chaos reigns.
Though broken and leaderless, the city endures.
David Mogo, demigod and godhunter, has one task: capture two of the most powerful gods in the city and deliver them to the wizard gangster Lukmon Ajala.
No problem, right?
‘A Nigerian Harry Dresden.’
Jacey Bedford, author of Winterwood
“Assured and arch, unsettling and thoroughly enjoyable—an auspicious debut from one of the most promising new voices in the growing coterie of African SFF writers.”
—Peter Rubin, Wired Magazine
Screenwriter and author Candie Langdale
On the morning of her 50th birthday, Ella Malone is shocked to receive one of several supernatural "Gifts" brought on by "The Change." This isn't your typical "change." This is Mega Menopause, and Ella's symptoms, or "Gifts", become her superpowers! Suddenly, Ella is thrust into an amazing adventure full of discovery, danger, and a whole lotta humor!
What would you do if the horrible side effects of the hormones bouncing around in your body suddenly turned into superpowers? Would you be happy, or would you run screaming into the night?
Read Hott Flash: The Adventures of a 50-Year-Old Superhero, and find out how Ella gracefully handles having her life turned upside-down. (Okay, to be truthful, she doesnt handle it gracefully!She's a divorced woman turning fifty, who gets hit by a Mack Truck named Menopause! She laughs, she cries, and she makes mistakes, but she does the best that she can.)
The Apocalypse Ark is an epic chase around the world and through history and myth as Cross races to stop Noah from finding the Sunken City. He's joined by a few old friends, such as Alice from the Alice in Wonderland tales, and several new characters make memorable appearances as well: Captain Nemo and his crew of Atlanteans aboard the submarine the Nautilus; the sorcerous pirate Blackbeard, who has sworn revenge upon Cross; the devilish angel Sariel, whose sacred duty is to protect God's Bible; and the eerie and mysterious Ishmael, who may be the key to the world's salvation—or its damnation. Cross must find a way to bring them all together to stop Noah or the world will drown in madness.
Peter Roman is the pseudonym of Peter Darbyshire, who is known for Please, The Warhol Gang, and the Book of Cross series with The Mona Lisa Sacrifice and The Dead Hamlets.
Published in 1997, Neil Gaiman's darkly hypnotic first novel, Neverwhere, heralded the arrival of a major talent and became a touchstone of urban fantasy. Over the years, a number of versions were produced both in the U.S. and the U.K. Now Gaiman's preferred edition of his classic novel reconciles these works and reinstates a number of scenes cut from the original published books.
Neverwhere is the story of Richard Mayhew, a young London businessman with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he discovers a girl bleeding on the sidewalk. He stops to help her—an act of kindness that plunges him into a world he never dreamed existed.
Slipping through the cracks of reality, Richard lands in the Neverwhere—a London of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth. The Neverwhere is home to Door, the mysterious girl Richard helped in the London Above. Door, a noblewoman whose family has been murdered, is on a quest to find the agent that slaughtered her family and thwart the destruction of this underworld kingdom. If Richard is ever to return to his former life, he must join the journey to save Door's world—and find a way to survive.
A hallucinatory fantasia of mystery, mythology, and terror that "draws equally from George Lucas, Monty Python, Doctor Who, and John Milton" (USA Today), Neverwhere is an "Alice in Wonderland with a punk edge" (Poppy Z. Brite), "that is both the stuff of dreams and nightmares" (San Diego Union-Tribune).
And he may be the only one who can save the world.
This collection brings together the first three books of the Cross series. In The Mona Lisa Sacrifice, Cross has wandered the world for centuries, until he is drawn into a modern-day war between the angels over the fate of humanity. The Dead Hamlets finds Cross in a race against time to solve the mystery of why a strange and deadly ghost is haunting plays put on by the faerie court, before his eerie, undead daughter becomes the next victim. And The Apocalypse Ark sees Cross trying to make up for past sins by chasing down Noah, who has gone mad and sails the seas in search of the Sunken City, which he plans to raise in order to unleash the end of the world.
Cross is accompanied by a cast of characters as strange and fantastic as he is: the faerie queen Morgana; the quirky and unpredictable Alice, escapee of Wonderland; Captain Nemo and his crew of Atlanteans; a legion of angels who all have their own reasons to want Cross dead; and the ancient trickster god Judas, who is waging his own secret wars through the ages.
This collection includes two new stories never before published: “A Different Kind of Wolf,” and “The World Will Drown in Tears,” finding Cross caught up again in ancient struggles that only he seems destined to mitigate.
Read the Cross series today and find out why people are calling it “one of the strongest, and strangest, literary creations,” “deliriously unhinged” and “two-fisted, angel-punching action.”