The Naming of the Beasts (Paperback)

By Mike Carey

Orbit, 9781841496559, 463pp.

Publication Date: August 25, 2010

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Description

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. And he should know. There's 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 hands, you understand; it's always someone else who pays the bill: friends, acquaintances, bystanders.

So Castor drowns his guilt in cheap whisky, 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. But not just any demon - this one rides shotgun on his best friend's soul and can't be expelled without killing him.

Looks like Felix Castor's got some tough choices to make, because expel the demon he must or all Hell will break loose. Literally . . .


About the Author

Mike Carey is an established British writer of prose fiction and comic books. He has written for both DC and Marvel, including runs on X-Men and Fantastic Four, Marvel's flagship superhero titles. His creator-owned books regularly appear in the New York Times graphic fiction bestseller list. He also has one Hollywood movie screenplay to his credit. Under the pen name M. R. Carey he has recently released the THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, a thriller which has received huge critical acclaim and has quickly become a word-of-mouth bestseller.


Praise For The Naming of the Beasts

"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

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