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Black City Saint is first-rate urban fantasy. Richard A. Knaak has mixed myth with real-world history to create a fast-paced, unpredictable story filled with intriguing characters, terrifying monsters, and sinister magic. Readers in search of the next Harry Dresden should join Nick Medea on what is sure to be the first of many adventures.”

—Richard Lee Byers, author of The Reaver, Blind God’s Bluff, and Dissolution

 
“I LOVE this book! Black City Saint is a delightfully creepy and at the same time jaunty urban fantasy, a wild ride through Chicago of the gangster era in which the pace never flags, the stakes get ever higher, and the reader gets to spend time with a truly engaging, intriguing bunch of characters that I for one want to spend more time with. So, sequels please? I’m prepared to beg!”

—Ed Greenwood, creator of the Forgotten Realms®

 
“There’s a lot to digest in this fast-paced, unpredictable world with a surprisingly well-developed cast of characters, including a lovable shapeshifter, an honest detective in a dishonest city, feirie royalty, and a kelpie made of Lake Michigan waters. Because of many resemblances to Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files, urban fantasy fans will be hoping for more from Nick Medea.”
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Black City Saint is jam-packed with awesome -- cursed Roman emperors, incorporeal dragons, paranormal detectives, a shapeshifter from the Feirie realm trapped inside a dog's body, and one very tormented unsaintly Christian saint -- all set in prohibition-era Chicago. Knaak's latest is fast-paced and funny, frightening and more than a little fiendish, a brilliant mash-up of Ghostbusters, The Da Vinci Code, and the ancient story of St. George and the Dragon.

—Brian Staveley author of The Emperor's Blades

 
“From the first page of Black City Saint to the last, you know you’re in the hands of a creative and expert storyteller. From setting the scenes to populating them with interesting and believable characters, Richard Knaak knows his stuff.”
 
—Mike Resnick, Hugo Award–winning author of The Prison in Antares

About the Author

Richard A. Knaak is the New York Times- and USA Today-bestselling author of The Legend of HumaWoW: Wolfheart, and nearly fifty other novels and numerous short stories, including works in such series as Warcraft, Diablo, Dragonlance, Age of Conan, and his own Dragonrealm. He has scripted a number of Warcraft manga with Tokyopop, such as the top-selling Sunwell trilogy, and has also written background material for games. His works have been published worldwide in many languages. His most recent releases include Shade --- a brand-new Dragonrealm novel featuring the tragic sorcerer --- Dawn of the Aspects --- the latest in the bestselling World of Warcraft series, and the fourth collection in his Legends of the Dragonrealm series. He is presently at work on several other projects.

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  • File Size: 1038 KB
  • Print Length: 380 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1633881369
  • Publisher: Pyr (March 1, 2016)
  • Publication Date: March 1, 2016
  • Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0138NKGWW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #253,844 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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