|By (author):||Teppo, Mark|
|Series:||Codex Of Souls|
|Subject:||FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary|
|FICTION / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy|
|FICTION / Fantasy / General|
|FICTION / Fantasy / Paranormal|
|Publisher:||Night Shade Books|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.50in|
|From The Publisher*||Markham has returned to Seattle, searching for Katarina, the girl who, a decade ago, touched his soul, literally tearing it from his body. But what he discovers upon arriving is dark magick - of a most ancient and destructive kind! An encounter with a desperate spirit, leaping destructively from host to host, sets Markham on the trail of secretive cabal of magicians seeking to punch a hole through heaven, extinguishing forever the divine spark. Armed with the Chorus, a phantasmal chain of human souls he wields as a weapon of will, Markham must engage in a magickal battle with earth-shattering stakes! Markum must delve deep into his past, calling on every aspect of his occult training for there to be any hope of a future. But delve he must, for Markham is a veneficus, a spirit thief, the Lightbreaker...|
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"Grim and refined, Teppo's aggressive near-noir is rich and strange-heavily and deftly textured. It's got a punch that'll leave you rattled, intrigued, and tasting blood."
-Cherie Priest, author of Boneshaker and Maplecroft
"The best book about magic that I have read since Peter Straub's Shadowland...Complex, dark, and one hell of a ride."
-Famous Monsters of Filmland
"With Lightbreaker, Mark Teppo has built something out of shadow and starlight that grabs the reader and simply won't let go. The story is dark and dense and beautifully written. It is also eerie and morally complex and yet ultimately hopeful. Perhaps more to the point, it's simply a damn good read and I'm very much looking forward to seeing what Teppo does next."
-Kelly McCullough, author of WebMage and Broken Blade
"...awash in unpredictable emotions."
-The Green Man Review
|Biographical Note||Mark Teppo is the author of nearly a dozen novels that run the gamut from historical adventure fiction, eco-thriller, urban fantasy, and experimental narrative and the publisher and founder of Resurrection House.|