Coop is a thief. He steals things that have curses, paranormal security, and paranormal significance because magic can’t hurt him — he’s immune to it. He’s fresh out of the pen, and he’s out to get…a box. The problem is, he’s not the only one who wants the box.
Richard Kadrey’s seventh installment of the Sandman Slim series picks up directly after the events of The Getaway God. Stark—having saved Los Angeles, and the universe, from old vengeful gods—is now saddled with his greatest challenge: living like a mere mortal. Still, there are supernatural shenanigans, like having to solve the Angel of Death’s murder while investigating cults dating back to the Weimar Republic, and figuring out where all the ghosts in LA are disappearing to.
In Richard Kadrey’s The Getaway God, James Stark (a.k.a. Sandman Slim) is a half-angel, human-mothered Nephilim, not too popular in any realm. He probably has frequent-flyer miles to Hell and back. Stark even was Lucifer for a while. Now, he’s trying to prevent the end of the universe…or cause it. He isn’t sure which he should do. The Angra Om Ya, the Old Gods, are still mad about the God who took over this universe and kicked them out of it. God was depressed over the state of humankind and broke himself into five beings, and they are getting weaker.
Richard Kadrey, best known for his Sandman Slim urban fantasy series, enters the world of YA fiction with Dead Set. Not a completely unexpected thing, as YA fiction has become an incredibly popular genre, with almost every popular urban fantasy author writing a YA novel. However, Dead Set strangely does not read or feel like a YA adult novel. It doesn’t focus on a lot of the current YA tropes such teenage romance, someone finding their destiny and or trying to save the world. Kadrey avoids these trappings by making Dead Set all about dealing with grief– specifically the grief of the teenage character, Zoe, who is still mourning the loss of her father.
Sandman Slim, James Stark, returns in Kill City Blues, the fifth book in the Sandman Slim series. Having survived being the ruler of hell, Stark is back in LA looking for the weapon he lost that has the power to kill gods. Unfortunately for him, so is every other supernatural being in the city looking to use the power of the weapon.
James Stark returns in Devil Said Bang, picking up roughly three months after the events of Aloha From Hell. Stark has had his hands full trying to stay alive and trying to make his way back to LA after being stuck as the reigning Lucifer of Hell. But LA isn’t as Stark left it, his angelic half is running loose, something is eating all the ghosts, and some of the most powerful magic wielding people are planning something big.
Aloha From Hell was just released today, October 18, 2011! Link below to order your copy!
Aloha From Hell by Richard Kadrey concludes the trilogy he began in Sandman Slim. In it our anti-hero James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, finally gets the chance to finish what he started by killing the man, Mason, who sent him to Hell and murdered his first love.