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    • ISBN:9780356506555
    • Publication date:27 Oct 2015
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Wake of Vultures

The Shadow, Book One

By Lila Bowen

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A rich, dark fantasy of destiny, death and the supernatural world hiding beneath the surface.

'I don't care what else you've seen in the bookstore today. Read this one' - Kevin Hearne

'I enjoyed the hell out of it' - Patrick Rothfuss

Nettie Lonesome lives in a land of hard people and hard ground dusted with sand. She's a half-breed who dresses like a boy, raised by folks who don't call her a slave but use her like one. She knows of nothing else. That is, until the day a stranger attacks her. When nothing, not even a sickle to the eye can stop him, Nettie stabs him through the heart with a chunk of wood and he turns to black sand.

And just like that, Nettie can see.

But her newfound sight is a blessing and a curse. Even if she doesn't understand what's under her own skin, she can sense what everyone else is hiding - at least physically. The world is full of evil, and now she knows the source of all the sand in the desert. Haunted by the spirits, Nettie has no choice but to set out on a quest that might lead her to find her true kin . . . if the monsters along the way don't kill her first

A rich, dark fantasy of destiny, death and the supernatural world hiding beneath the surface.

Biographical Notes

Lila Bowen is a pseudonym for Delilah S. Dawson, who writes fantasy, horror, young adult, comics, and romance. She recently won the Steampunk Book of the Year and May Seal of Excellence from RT Book Reviews. Delilah loves fancy books, trail rides, adventures, and cupcakes and lives in the North Georgia mountains with her husband, children, a Tennessee Walking Horse named Polly, and a floppy mutt named Merle.

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  • ISBN: 9780356506562
  • Publication date: 29 Oct 2015
  • Page count: 368
  • Imprint: Orbit
I don't care what else you've seen in the bookstore today. Read this one, because it's the thrilling, delightfully written and important one that you've always wanted to read — Kevin Hearne, author of HOUNDED
I enjoyed the hell out of it — Patrick Rothfuss, author of THE NAME OF THE WIND
WAKE OF VULTURES is, quite simply, brilliant. A mind-bending mix of history, fantasy and folklore, it's a wild bronco of a read that'll leave you breathless for more — Rachel Caine
Part Western, part supernatural mystery, this stands out for its tough lead Nettie Lonesome, an outsider treated like a slave at home, until she fights off an attacker, with violent and unexpected consequences. This is an important book that features a trans heroine in a sometimes diversity-lacking genre — INDEPENDENT
Of all the books I've reviewed this year, Wake of Vultures' Nettie Lonesome stands out as the most compelling, well-crafted protagonist I've encountered — RT BOOK REVIEWS
Lila Bowen skillfully captures the voice of the protagonist Nellie in this fast-paced, gut-wrenching odyssey — HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY
I don't care what else you've seen in the bookstore today. Read this one, because it's the thrilling, delightfully written and important one that you've always wanted to read — Kevin Hearne, author of HOUNDED
I enjoyed the hell out of it — Patrick Rothfuss, author of THE NAME OF THE WIND
WAKE OF VULTURES is, quite simply, brilliant. A mind-bending mix of history, fantasy and folklore, it's a wild bronco of a read that'll leave you breathless for more — Rachel Caine
Part Western, part supernatural mystery, this stands out for its tough lead Nettie Lonesome, an outsider treated like a slave at home, until she fights off an attacker, with violent and unexpected consequences. This is an important book that features a trans heroine in a sometimes diversity-lacking genre — INDEPENDENT (’10 Best Fantasy Novels of 2015’)
Of all the books I've reviewed this year, Wake of Vultures' Nettie Lonesome stands out as the most compelling, well-crafted protagonist I've encountered — RT Book Reviews
Wake of Vultures doesn't just fly - it soars. Lila Bowen brings in a wild fantasy quite unlike anything I've ever read, with a voice that's weird and wonderful. Bowen is truly a talent to watch. Hot damn, this book is good — Chuck Wendig, author of BLACKBIRDS
Sharp as a silver Bowie and unsentimental as a stray bullet, Lila Bowen's Nettie Lonesome deserves a place among the legends of the Weird West — Matthew Stover, author of HEROES DIE
Wake of Vultures is a ferocious, fascinating take on the magical Old West - creatively and unsentimentally grim, yet rich with hope and heart — Cherie Priest, author of BONESHAKER
Nettie Lonesome is a complex, tough, all-around wonderful protagonist. And Lila Bowen is equally wonderful for bringing us Nettie's story, set in a magical old west full of harpies and monster-hunters and stolen children and more. I look forward to more of Nettie's journey — Jim C. Hines
A must-have for all modern fantasy collections and a great choice for adults and teens — Library Journal
The monsters are gruesome, the battles are bloody, and the pace of this story never flags. Readers will love this absorbing fantasy adventure (the first in a planned series) and its strong, dynamic heroine. — Kirkus
Themes of self-worth, gender, and the complexity of identity are treated with frank realism and sensitivity... Fantastical history fans will be delighted — Publishers Weekly
There are fast-paced thrill-a-minute novels where the plot twists and wild action just. Keep. Coming. And then there are introspective books about someone searching for their identity and untangling deep issues of race, sexuality and gender. And then occasionally, you get a book that manages to do both. Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen is one such book, and it's a goddamn keeper. — I09.COM
A page-turning read, with action that just doesn't quit and a hero who's easy to root for . . . Wake of Vultures is highly recommended — io9
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'Quite simply, brilliant. A mind-bending mix of history, fantasy and folklore, it's a wild bronco of a read that'll leave you breathless for more' Rachel Caine on Wake of Vultures The conclusion to Lila Bowen's widely-acclaimed dark fantasy series, which New York Times bestselling author Kevin Hearne described as 'thrilling, delightfully written, and important.'Rhett Walker is looking for peace, the memories of all he's lost haunting his dreams. And now the Shadow tugs him West, back to where his journey began. With the lawless Rangers on his heels and monster attacks surging, Rhett is surrounded on all sides. This time it's not all about horses and land. This time, it feels personal. Because the newest monster on the horizon just may be wearing the face of someone from Rhett's past.To save the Durango territory, Rhett must accept the Shadow's call and fulfill his destiny. Treason of Hawks is the gripping final instalment of the acclaimed Shadow series, starring a hero who has been hailed as 'one of the iconic characters of this generation'.Praise for the Shadow series:'I don't care what else you've seen in the bookstore today. Read this one' Kevin Hearne 'I enjoyed the hell out of it' Patrick Rothfuss 'Weird and wonderful . . . Hot damn, this book is good' Chuck WendigThe Shadow seriesWake of VulturesConspiracy of RavensMalice of CrowsTreason of Hawks

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