The Naming of the Beasts
By Mike Carey
(Little, Brown Book Group, Paperback, 9781841496559, 512pp.)
Publication Date: January 2011
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The fifth dynamic outing for freelance London exorcist Felix Castor resolves a long-running arc, and finds Castor making a brutal choice They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but if you ask Castor he'll tell you there's quite a bit of arrogance and reckless stupidity lining the streets as well. He should know. There are only so many times you can play both sides against the middle and get away with it. Now, the inevitable moment of crisis has arrived and it’s left Castor with blood on his hands. Well, not his handsit’s always someone else who pays the bill: friends, acquaintances, and bystanders. So Castor drowns his guilt in cheap whiskey, while an innocent woman lies dead and her daughter comatose, his few remaining friends fear for their lives and there’s a demon loose on the streets. It's not just any demonthis one rides shotgun on his best friend’s soul and can’t be expelled without killing him. It seems that Felix Castor’s got some tough choices to make, because expel the demon he must or all Hell will break looseliterally.
Mike Carey is the acclaimed writer of the comics Hellblazer and Lucifer and the current writer on Marvel's X-Men: Legacy and Ultimate Fantastic Four. The first three novels in his Felix Castor series are The Devil You Know, Vicious Circle, and Dead Men's Boots.
"There are some authors that guarantee a good read. Mike Carey is one of them . . . although it can be read as a standalone novel, you don't want to miss out on the previous four . . . The novels just keep getting better." www.sfrevu.com