Her two books to date are set in the same baroque universe of galactic intrigue and expansion clouded by the evil Sidhe. CONSORTS OF HEAVEN blends fantasy settings with hardcore space adventure with winning effect, and marks her as a leader of the Brit fem SF packs for times to come.
Two very different characters find themselves brought together, both on a mission to kill but for very different reasons. A new voice in science fiction brings us an exciting new world and a thrilling plotline. We think you’ll be eagerly awaiting the next book after you’ve read this one.
Khesh City floats above the surface of the uninhabitable planet of Vellern. Topside, it's extravagant, opulent, luxurious; the Undertow is dark, twisted and dangerous. Khesh City is a place where nothing is forbidden - but it's also a democracy, of sorts, a democracy by assassination, policed by the Angels, the élite, state-sponsored killers who answer only to the Minister, their enigmatic master.
Taro lived with Malia, his Angel aunt, one of the privileged few, until a strange man bought his body for the night, then followed him home and murdered Malia in cold blood. Taro wants to find the killer who ruined his future, but he's struggling just to survive in the brutal world of the Undertow. Then an encounter with the Minister sets him on a new course, spying for the City; his target is a reclusive Angel called Nual.
Elarn Reen is a famous musician, sent to Khesh City as the unwilling agent of mankind's oldest enemy, the Sidhe. To save her own life, she must find and kill her ex-lover, a renegade Sidhe.
Though they come from different worlds, Taro and Elarn's fates are linked, their lives apparently forfeit to other people's schemes. As their paths converge, it becomes clear that the lives of everyone in Khesh City, from the majestic, deadly Angels to the barely-human denizens of the Undertow, are at risk. And Taro and Elarn, a common prostitute and an uncommon singer, are Khesh City's only chance . . .
Publication date: 12/02/2009
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||12th February 2009|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Science Fiction,|
Jaine Fenn studied Linguistics and Astronomy at university. She has had a number of short stories published, and has an active blog at www.jainefenn.com. Principles of Angels is her first novel, and she has just completed a second set in the same universe. She lives with her husband in Hampshire.More About Jaine Fenn