Food of the Gods: A Rupert Wong Novel (Paperback)
A Rupert Wong Novel
Abaddon Books, 9781781085196, 320pp.
Publication Date: May 9, 2017
Paying off a debt to the gods is never easy. This is the full length debut from rising star Cassandra Khaw. "A gut-punch of a reading experience...amazing" Publishers Weekly starred review. It's not unusual to work two jobs in this day and age, but sorcerer and former triad soldier Rupert Wong's life is more complicated than most. By day, he makes human hors d'oeuvres for a dynasty of ghouls; by night, he pushes pencils for the Ten Chinese Hells. Of course, it never seems to be enough to buy him a new car--or his restless, flesh-eating-ghost girlfriend passage from the reincarnation cycle--until opportunity comes smashing through his window. In Kuala Lumpur, where deities from a handful of major faiths tip-toe around each other and damned souls number in the millions, it's important to tread carefully. Now the Dragon King of the South wants to throw Rupert right in it. The ocean god's daughter and her once-mortal husband have been murdered, leaving a single clue: bloodied feathers from the Greek furies. It's a clue that could start a war between pantheons, and Rupert's stuck in the middle. Success promises wealth, power and freedom, and failure... doesn't. This volume collects the stories Rupert Wong: Cannibal Chef and Rupert Wong And the Ends of the Earth.
About the Author
By day, Cassandra Khaw works as the business developer for Singaporean publisher Ysbryd Games. By night, she moonlights as a freelance technology reporter for places like PC Gamer and The Verge, while still writing exorbitant amounts of fiction. Rumor has it that she does not sleep and can only be satiated with offerings of fluffy things.