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Stranger to the Sun (Angel (Pocket)) Mass Market Paperback – June 1, 2002

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About the Author

Jeff Mariotte is Senior Editor at D.C. Comics and creator of the cult comics Desperadoes and Countdown. An experienced tie-in author, he has written novels for Angel, Star Trek and CSI. Before he became a writer he was a partner in a speciality bookstore, Mysterious Galaxies, which his wife still runs. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Series: Angel (Pocket) (Book 13)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment; 1st Printing edition (June 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743427521
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743427524
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.8 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.3 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,949,873 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jeffrey J. Mariotte is the multiple award-winning author of more than forty-five novels, including dark thriller EMPTY ROOMS, original supernatural thrillers SEASON OF THE WOLF, COLD BLACK HEARTS, RIVER RUNS RED and MISSING WHITE GIRL, horror epic THE SLAB, thriller THE DEVIL'S BAIT, and the Bram Stoker-Award nominated teen horror quartet DARK VENGEANCE, as well as books set in the universes of Supernatural, CSI, Star Trek, Spider-Man, Superman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Conan the Barbarian, 30 Days of Night, and more. His occasional nonfiction includes the true crime book CRIMINAL MINDS: SERIAL KILLERS, SOCIOPATHS & OTHER DEVIANTS. Some of his short horror fiction has been collected in NINE FRIGHTS.

He is also the author of more comic books than he has time to count, including the horror graphic novels FADE TO BLACK and ZOMBIE COP, the original Western series DESPERADOES (some of which have been nominated for Stoker and International Horror Guild awards) and the bestselling PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL: BARACK OBAMA.

With writing partner Marsheila Rockwell, he has published an original fantasy novella called "A Soul in the Hand," in the NEVERLAND'S LIBRARY anthology and dark fantasy "John Barleycorn Must Die" in OUT OF TUNE. Much more is on the way.

He lives in Arizona's high desert. More information than you would ever want to know about him is at jeffmariotte.com, where you'll also find a link to his blog.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marc Ruby™ HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on July 19, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Thanks to Cordelia's curiosity, Wesley is talked into opening a package meant for Angel. No surprise, there is a puff of green smoke (why is it always green!) and Wesley is out for the count. Suddenly Angel and Gunn are frantically searching for the cure to Wesley's sudden narcolepsy while Cordelia stays home and keeps an eye on Rip Van Winkle number two, meanwhile searching the Internet for a potential solution.
It doesn't take long for Gunn and Angel to realize the Wesley's sudden nap is no isolated phenomenon. Similar packages have been delivered throughout Los Angeles targeting the magically knowledgeable and a curious cross-section of scientists. Only gradually does it become clear that MacKenna, one of most notorious vampires in the city has dire plans. If he is not stopped, Los Angeles will become the capital of the Vampire States of America
Wesley himself may be down, but he isn't quite out. He finds himself in a coalmine somewhere in Yorkshire, England. We are treated to a bit of history, as Wesley and his fellow miners descend deep into tunnels where daylight is a stranger and fall victim to a cave in. Wesley must struggle through a maze of passages avoiding explosive gas and rock falls. Little does Wesley know how important it is for the miners to reach the surface safely.
For all the players, this is a race against time. The entire world is at risk as MacKenna's plan moves toward fruition. Angel and Gunn seek desperately for his lair, while Cordelia alerts mages around the world. Meanwhile Wesley sleeps, struggling to save lives in another part of the world, at another time.
Once again, Jeff Mariotte spins a complex and exciting plot while still paying attention to the character development that makes a novel keep the reader's attention. This is his fourth Angel novel, in addition to his work with Nancy Holder on 'Unseen,' and he has proven he knows what it takes to please his readers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By fjmcmm on October 13, 2002
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Pretty good story. Moved at a decent pace, and held my interest, with the exception of the chapters with Wes in the mine. That didn't interest me in the least. Everything else I really enjoyed, especially Angel and Gunn out and about trying to save Wes. Loved the action. Recommend to all fans of the TV show.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tammy on April 9, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
when a box arrives at the hotel addressed to angel investigations, wesley thinks nothing of opening it . what a mistake. a mysterious powder that is inside the package renders him comatose and nothing the gang does will bring him out of it.
their search for answers leads them to a vampire with a diabolical plan to take over the world and leave the humans as slaves. this book had no boring spots and i highly reccomend it.
any angel fan will not be disappointed.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Blue Tyson on August 6, 2007
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Wesley ends up comatose after opening a package with a magical powder payload designed for angel.

In an odd interlude, Wesley appears to be back in time, stuck in a mine cave-in involving his great grandfather.

A vampire closing on 200 years old displays a lack of astronomical teaching in his youth when he concocts a magic spell to tilt the planet on its axis and make one half daylight, and one half night, which supposedly somehow lets vampires rule the world.

Ok, yep, he is silly. His cronies fight ok though, and it is rough work for Angel, Gunn, and crew, and Cordelia makes up the magical research as she goes along, concocting a vile potion.

"You do all that stuff," Gunn said. "Fight crime, right wrongs, the whole bit. You think maybe it'd be easier if you traded in the black duster, got some kind of costumer, maybe a scary-arse name like Dark Avenger or The Stomper or something? Because, as names go, I'm sorry, man, but Angel ain't all that scary."

Marriotte is definitely good with the references.
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