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By Richard Kadrey

Spyder Lee is a cheerful guy who lives in San Francisco and owns a tattoo store. One evening an indignant demon attempts to chew his head off prior to he's kept via a stranger. The demon contaminated Spyder with whatever lousy - the reality. He can all of sudden see the realm because it relatively is: packed with angels and demons and monsters and monster-hunters. a global filled with black magic and mysteries. those are the Dominions, parallel worlds filled with ask yourself, attractiveness and horror. The Black Clerks, infinitely outdated and infinitely robust beings whose activity it truly is to maintain the Dominions in stability, appear to have new pursuits and an entire new time table. Dropped into the center of a clash among the Black Clerks and different forces he doesn't absolutely comprehend, Spyder unearths himself searching for a magic e-book with the blind swordswoman who kept him. Their trip will take them from deserts to lush palaces, to underground caverns, to the guts of Hell itself.

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Look at her. " The three pale men nodded and laughed. "She lives and breathes? Yes. There is always something. " Spyder looked at Lulu. " "We take hearts, when life is not honored or appreciated. " Spyder weighed the chair in his hands, knowing the moment to hit someone had passed. When he set the chair down, the middle banker put the knife back in his belt. "You can't have her," said Spyder. "But from what she told me, you don't care about that. " "Accounts must be balanced. This is our burden," said the one on the right.

It was enough. Spyder's started walking. At the top of the last big dune Spyder looked down onto a maze of market stalls that sprawled down to the water's edge. As he got closer, sounds and smells hit him: the screams of hawkers, a dozen different musics pouring from out-of-tune instruments and cracked speakers, the heavy smell of roasting meat, spices and creosote. There were toys and piles of mismatched shoes, fresh vegetables, dried chameleons and flowers that sighed when you smelled them. There were orreries and telescopes, cracked eyeglasses and black eggs that hatched kittens who (according to their seller) spoke perfect ecclesiastical Latin.

It was enough. Spyder's started walking. At the top of the last big dune Spyder looked down onto a maze of market stalls that sprawled down to the water's edge. As he got closer, sounds and smells hit him: the screams of hawkers, a dozen different musics pouring from out-of-tune instruments and cracked speakers, the heavy smell of roasting meat, spices and creosote. There were toys and piles of mismatched shoes, fresh vegetables, dried chameleons and flowers that sighed when you smelled them. There were orreries and telescopes, cracked eyeglasses and black eggs that hatched kittens who (according to their seller) spoke perfect ecclesiastical Latin.

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