And Blue Skies from Pain

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And Blue Skies from Pain

A Book of the Fey and the Fallen

By Stina Leicht

Night Shade Books, Paperback, 9781597803472, 300pp.

Publication Date: March 27, 2012


Northern Ireland, 1977. Liam Kelly is many things: a former wheelman for the IRA, a one-time political prisoner, the half-breed son of a mystic Fey warrior and a mortal woman, and a troubled young man literally haunted by the ghosts of his past. Liam has turned his back on his land’s bloody sectarian Troubles, but the war isn’t done with him yet, and neither is an older, more mythic battlebetween the Church and its demonic enemies, the Fallen.

After centuries of misunderstanding and conflict, the Church is on the verge of accepting that the Fey and the Fallen are not the same. But to achieve this historic truce, Liam must prove to the Church’s Inquisitors that he is not a demon, even as he wrestles with his own guilt and confusion, while being hunted by enemies both earthly and unworldly.

A shape-shifter by nature, Liam has a foot in two worldsand it’s driving him mad.

About the Author
Stina Leicht is a science fiction and fantasy writer living in central Texas. Her second novel, "And Blue Skies from Pain", was on the Locus Recommended Reading list for 2012. She was a Campbell Award finalist in 2013 and in 2012. In 2012 she was also shortlisted for the Crawford Award. When she was small Stina wanted to grow up to be like Vincent Price.