Saturday, July 18, 2015

Spotlight: Dave vs. The Monsters : Ascendance by John Birmingham

For fans of Jim Butcher and Kevin Hearne comes the final book in a heart-pounding urban fantasy series featuring monster slayer Dave Hooper and his magical splitting maul

John Birmingham’s ASCENDANCE: DAVE VS. THE MOSNTERS (Del Rey Mass Market; On Sale 6/30) is the third book in an action-packed urban fantasy series featuring the tough, bald, bleakly funny, down-on-his luck oil rigger Dave Hooper…who has an unlikely destiny as a monster-slayer and savior of the planet.

Kids, there are no monsters under the bed. They’re in the front yard.
As a hardworking monster-slayer, Dave Hooper tries not to bring his work home with him. But nowadays it’s hard to keep them separate. Email, cell phones, empath daemons, they never let a guy rest.
The Horde has been raising hell and leveling cities from New York to Los Angeles, keeping Dave and his fellow monster-killer, Russian spy Karin Varatschevsky, very busy. But when the legions of hell invade the small seaside town his boys call home, Dave has to make a call. Save the world? Or save his family?
Not as easy a choice as you’d think, since Dave’s ex-wife expects to be saved too. And there’s no convincing her that the super sexy Russian spy isn’t his girlfriend. She’s just his sidekick—and an assassin.
 ASCENDANCE is an action-packed satire novel from one of the biggest talents in urban fantasy today.
 John Birmingham is the author of EmergenceResistanceAscendanceAfter AmericaWithout WarningFinal Impact, Designated TargetsWeapons of Choice, and other novels, as well as Leviathan, which won the National Award for Nonfiction at Australia’s Adelaide Festival of the Arts, and the novella “Stalin’s Hammer: Rome.” He has written for The Sydney Morning HeraldRolling StonePenthousePlayboy, and numerous other magazines. He lives at the beach with his wife, daughter, son, and two cats.

Ascendance: Dave vs. the Monsters by John Birmingham
Del Rey Mass Market 
 On Sale: June 30, 2015  978-0-345-53991-5  $9.99  400 pages

So, I have to admit this cover is really good, it makes it more like a UF and with that name I just get a Dresden vibe, this is the last book of the trilogy that. Now, I know it's not exactly like that but still he slays fucking monsters - how much cooler could it be? ;)

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