Sunday, November 18, 2007

Cimmerian City by Rae Lindley

When I came across Rae Lindley's Cimmerian City MySpace page, it was by far the coolest one I had seen. Not only is she a very talented artist, but I had the pleasure of discovering what a talented writer she is as well!! After you fall in love with Cimmerian City, be sure and hop over to the Cimmerian City website to grab some CC wallpapers, take a "Which character are you?" quiz, and watch a deleted scene from the book!

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Cimmerian City
Rae Lindley
Lavender Isis Press
ISBN: 0-9793674-7-6
eBook and Print
155 Pages
Urban Paranormal/Futuristic
Cimmerian City Series

Unknown to the general public, a war is brewing, and their world is about to be turned upside-down. A war between humans and a race most humans didn’t even know existed: the Dracins, a vampire-like race. But the Dracins are not supernatural creatures that are as old as the vampire myths. They are a race of people created by science, by late 20th century drug companies, to be exact.

After enduring a vicious attack during the Dracin emergence, Raven Blackheart wakes up ten years later to find quite a different world from what she remembers. A world divided by the two races, and run by corporations. But not only is the world different, she’s different- now half-human and half-Dracin. Her body holds the blood of the people that attacked her and killed her beloved, but that blood also gives her body unique abilities. Raven awakes to find herself provided for and mentored by one of the heads of the biggest corporation, a human that tells her she is to help bring peace between the two races. But she soon finds that there’s more behind this supposed plan for peace, and the humans can be just as cruel and deadly as the Dracin insurgents. It’s up to Raven to find out who to trust- for her life and the lives of innocents- both human and Dracin.

Cimmerian City is the first book in a series that is sure to become a fast favorite for readers. Rae Lindley has a real talent for immersing the reader in the story, revealing plenty to let you in on secrets even our heroine doesn’t know yet, but just enough to keep you guessing. The author creates a dark and fascinating setting, a perfect backdrop for the conspiracy and mystery of the story. Raven is a complex character fighting to understand herself as well as this new world around her, and the perfect heroine to act as a beacon of hope for a bleak world. Rae Lindley hits the mark with Cimmerian City, a story full of suspense, action, and the stirrings of a romance that I can’t wait to see develop later in the series.

Rogues and Romance

Heat Rating: N/A *No Sex Scenes

Violence Rating: *4- Fire Arrow
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Official Blurb:
Stripped from the headlines of today's news, Cimmerian City is a novel spanning 10

Greed can turn a good man’s heart to stone. This is especially true in the age of
commerce and large corporations. No new pill can be taken without a laundry list of
side effects that the patient may have to endure. But what if the side effects are
more dangerous than the pills are helpful? What if the side effect causes the patient
to be immune from standard dangers, such as firearms, the climate, etc., but causes
them to change into otherworldly beings?

It is seen through the eyes of a young woman named Raven Blackheart. It is a
future where corporations rule the world and political parties have been dismissed.
An Earth that is recovering from a global war that has divided two races: Humans
and Dracins, quick, tough skinned creatures that are children of the side effects
from 20th century pharmaceuticals. Raven awakens in this world as a product of
both races and nurtured by the vice president of the main corporation in the world
as a symbol of the union of races. With her help, Vice President Tyler Deamond’s
corporation can take both beings off Earth, which is quickly becoming a waste
planet, and to a new terraformed planet. But, as Raven learns, nothing is as it seems, especially concerning humans.

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