Happy Book Birthday Angela Slatter!

Today we say a very loud, very enthusiastic, very happy book birthday to Angela Slatter for CORPSELIGHT, the second in the Verity Fassbinder series that began with VIGIL last year!


Vigil has been nominated for the Locus Best First Novel Award and gathered huge critical acclaim . . . we don’t want to brag, but here’s just a small selection:

‘Slatter’s dark imaginings, spritzed with humour, pack age-old magic into a contemporary setting with a sure hand. This woman­­ knows her stuff.’ MARGO LANAGAN, bestselling author of Tender Morsels

A brilliant start to what promises to be an enjoyable series . . . Angela has set the scene for the rest of the series, by offering an original and fresh tale encompassing many genres that will enthral all readers alike.STARBURST MAGAZINE

‘Verity Fassbinder comes on like a high-octane mix of Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden and Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Milhone – dry, smart, funny . . If you loved True Blood, or if you’ve ever loved a great PI series, then Vigil is for you. Smart, funny, and engaging. I can’t wait for the sequel!’ JONATHAN STRAHAN, editor of The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year series

 ‘Simply put: Slatter can write! Beautifully, stylishly, accurately. She forces us to recognise the monsters that are ourselves . . . She’s my pick: a writer who will constantly surprise; and just when you think she’s at the top of her game, she will go on to become impossibly better. Read this writer. She’ll drop the scales right out of your eyes! ‘ – JACK DANN, award-winning author.

 ‘Angela Slatter [is one] of the most daring and exquisitely polished writers on today’s’ speculative fiction scene’ KAREN MILLER, author of the Kingmaker, Kingbreaker series

 ‘The world of the Weyrd collides with modern day Brisbane, bringing chaos in its wake. A brilliant new urban fantasy with elements of murder mystery and magic – I’m already looking forward to the next Verity Fassbinder adventure’ ALISON LITTLEWOOD, author of A Cold Season on VIGIL

 ‘There can be little doubt that we are in the hands of a first-rank storyteller. Slatter’s voice, which underpins Verity’s, is striking. Alternately witty and forthright . . . It’s a wonderfully entertaining bookSYDNEY MORNING HERALD

 ‘Verity is the best thing about the book . . . she’s a surly, straight-talking, Doc Marten-wearing punchbag who investigates Weyrd-related crime on behalf of the beleaguered “normal” police . . . it’ll be interesting to see what’s next for her’ SFX on VIGIL

If that doesn’t whet your appetite for CORPSELIGHT you are quite frankly made of stone.

Angela it is SO good to have you and Verity back! We’ll see you in Brisneyland . . .

Also, today is your last chance to win a set of the Verity Fassbinder books! Just head over to Facebook and Twitter to let us know ‘What Makes You #Weyrd’.

Vigil what makes you Weyrd

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