You know those quirky small towns that seem to exist only on TV shows? Well, I live in one.
Or three, to be precise. We have a beautiful harbor on the Kalamazoo River and gorgeous white sand beaches on Lake Michigan.
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We have a —year—old art school. We have more bars and churches per capita than anyplace else in the state.
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We have a parade in honor of a wonderful lady who founded many of the parades. We have an Episcopal priest who plays the bagpipes, a Town Crier, a guy who dresses up in a bee costume for no particular reason, and a beloved local plumber known only as River Man. In the back of my mind, it was going to be a Very Serious Book, maybe even a mainstream literary book, a Northern Gothic affair that delved into the seething underbelly of this seemingly charming, idiosyncratic community in which I live.
My Muse, however, decided otherwise.
Autumn Bones (Agent of Hel, #2) by Jacqueline Carey
Oh, did I mention we have a buried town? Well, we have an old lumber town that was swallowed by the shifting sands of deforested dunes in the late s. Where better to place an underworld?
I added a population of fairies, naiads, werewolves, vampires, ghouls and mythological creatures. I relocated Hel, the Norse goddess of the dead, to the American Midwest. And I gave Hel an agent, someone to serve as a liaison between the underworld and mundane authorities: Daisy Johanssen, reluctant hell—spawn, fathered by the demon Belphegor and raised by a teenaged mother determined to instill good old—fashioned human values in her tempestuous half—breed daughter. She struggles with the temptations of the Seven Deadly Sins, and the knowledge that if she ever claims her demonic birthright, it could unleash Armageddon on earth.
About Autumn Bones Fathered by an incubus, raised by a mortal mother, and liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, Daisy Johanssen pulled the community together after a summer tragedy befell the resort town she calls home. About Autumn Bones New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Carey returns to the curious Midwest tourist community where normal and paranormal worlds co-exist—however tenuously—under the watchful eye of a female hellspawn… Fathered by an incubus, raised by a mortal mother, and liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, Daisy Johanssen pulled the community together after a summer tragedy befell the resort town she calls home.
Also in Agent of Hel. Also by Jacqueline Carey. See all books by Jacqueline Carey. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Fathered by an incubus, raised by a mortal mother, and liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, Daisy Johanssen pulled the community together after a summer tragedy befell the resort town she calls home.
Agent of Hel: Autumn Bones
Things are back to normal - as normal as it gets for a town famous for its supernatural tourism, and presided over by the reclusive Norse goddess Hel. Not only has Daisy now gained respect as Hel's enforcer, she's dating Sinclair Palmer, a nice, seemingly normal human guy. Not too shabby for the daughter of a demon. Unfortunately, Sinclair has a secret. And it's a big one. He's descended from Obeah sorcerers and they want him back.