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Kindling
Mick Farren
0765345803
February 2006
Mass Market Paperback
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From Booklist
Kindling tracks the paths of four teenagers in a world ravaged by the conquering Mosul Empire. The Virginia Free States have fallen to the Mosul advance, leaving Argo Weaver fatherless and fleeing north to Albany, desperately clinging to its freedom. En route, he encounters Yancy Slide, a fellow said to have mystical powers, and the Rangers, and Yancy informs him of the prophecy of the Four. Complementing Argo and Yancy are Cordelia Blakeney, an Albany aristocrat whom an ill-advised dirigible joyride has put in a Mosul base camp; Jessamine, concubine of a Teuton officer; and artist Raphael Vega, of conquered Hispania, drafted into the Mosul army and sent to the New World to die. They all meet in a chaotic denouement in the Mosul camp, battling the strange Dark Things of the high priest of Zaithan, Quadaron-Ahrach....


CIA
Mick Farren
0760759634
November 2004
Paperback
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The DNA Cowboys Trilogy
Mick Farren
1899344934
April 2003
Paperback
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Kindling
Mick Farren
0765306565
August 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Kindling tracks the paths of four teenagers in a world ravaged by the conquering Mosul Empire. The Virginia Free States have fallen to the Mosul advance, leaving Argo Weaver fatherless and fleeing north to Albany, desperately clinging to its freedom. En route, he encounters Yancy Slide, a fellow said to have mystical powers, and the Rangers, and Yancy informs him of the prophecy of the Four. Complementing Argo and Yancy are Cordelia Blakeney, an Albany aristocrat whom an ill-advised dirigible joyride has put in a Mosul base camp; Jessamine, concubine of a Teuton officer; and artist Raphael Vega, of conquered Hispania, drafted into the Mosul army and sent to the New World to die. They all meet in a chaotic denouement in the Mosul camp, battling the strange Dark Things of the high priest of Zaithan, Quadaron-Ahrach....


More Than Mortal
Mick Farren
0765342936
Apr 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The expansive vampire mythology Farren elaborated in The Time of Feasting and Darklost gets snagged in a holding pattern in this surprisingly sluggish third chapter in his Nosferatu chronicles. Nosferatu elder Victor Renquist is still rebuilding his decimated New York vampire enclave when he's summoned to Ravenkeep Priory, the English estate that's home to a female vampire "troika." Archeologic excavations at nearby Morton Downs coincide with strange dreams and visions transmitted to the Nosferatu ladies, and Victor deduces that the digging has disturbed the resting place of Taliesin, better known as Merlin, the wizard of Arthurian legend. Merlin is a member of the Urshu race which, like Homo sapiens and the Nosferatu, is one of several species created eons ago by the Nephilim as part of their biotech experiments...


Darklost
Mick Farren
0812589548
January 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The endangered fangsters of New York--who prefer to be called nosferatu rather than vampires--have found a new home in Los Angeles in this sequel to The Time of Feasting. Victor Renquist, their debonair Master, senses something amiss in the world of Dark Power, but he's so angst-ridden over the loss of his partner, Cynara, that he can barely consider the danger. The problem lies with the Council of Nine, which controls a religious cult. The council's leader, Marcus De Reske, has decided that his route to immortality lies in summoning Cthulhu to wreak havoc and chaos on Earth. Although De Reske's former ally and sidekick, Orton Ghast, points out, "Cthulhu? The great squid-headed demon who's supposed to be confined to the undersea city of R'lyeh? That's pure H.P. Lovecraft, Marcus," this does not deter De Reske and...


The DNA Cowboys Trilogy
Mick Farren
1899344942
April 2003
Hardcover
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Conflagration
Mick Farren
0765313634
May 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Though Farren's sequel to Kindling (2004) contains orgiastic sex scenes, sadomasochistic romps and dark magic rituals, this alternate history is more intrigued by its own big black zeppelins than any girl-on-girl whip action. Cordelia, Jesamine, Argo and Raphael are "The Four," a multicultural band of teenagers able to function as a group mind that psychically fights Dark Things in the Other Place. Their powers are necessary to save the free world from the ravening Mosul Empire and its evil enchantress. The Four grow in mystical power and in their desire for alcohol and sex. They also become aware of their proclivities: Cordelia experiments with lesbianism and whips, while Jesamine succumbs to the sexuality of one Jack Kennedy, the prime minister of the Kingdom of Albany. Kennedy uses the Four to fight the Mosul...


Gene Vincent
Mick Farren
1904316379
November 2004
Hardcover
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Underland
Mick Farren
0765303213
November 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
In his X-Files-flavored novel Underland, ex-rock-musician Mick Farren boldly combines such pulp and tabloid favorites as vampires, the Hollow Earth, Cthulhu, UFOs, conspiracy theories, a modern-day Nazi colony, a serpent cult, and a prehuman race. Unfortunately, the novel turns out to be less than the sum of its parts, perhaps because it's the concluding volume of a series (the Renquist Quartet). Though Underland opens with a tense situation, the imminent torture of captured vampire leader Victor Renquist, the narrative turns immediately to backstory. Numerous bland stretches of flashback and description slow the pace so much that the Hollow Earth implied in the title goes unmentioned until nearly page 140. Series newcomers should be sure to start with the first volume, The Time of Feasting. --Cynthia Ward


Underland
Mick Farren
0765342162
January 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
In his X-Files-flavored novel Underland, ex-rock-musician Mick Farren boldly combines such pulp and tabloid favorites as vampires, the Hollow Earth, Cthulhu, UFOs, conspiracy theories, a modern-day Nazi colony, a serpent cult, and a prehuman race. Unfortunately, the novel turns out to be less than the sum of its parts, perhaps because it's the concluding volume of a series (the Renquist Quartet). Though Underland opens with a tense situation, the imminent torture of captured vampire leader Victor Renquist, the narrative turns immediately to backstory. Numerous bland stretches of flashback and description slow the pace so much that the Hollow Earth implied in the title goes unmentioned until nearly page 140. Series newcomers should be sure to start with the first volume, The Time of Feasting. --Cynthia Ward --This...

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