by Peter Roman
Cross is a killer, a thief, a soldier and a drunk. He’s also an immortal soul with the powers of an angel, even though he’s fallen as hell. And he may be the only one who can save the world.
This collection brings together the first three books of the Cross series. In The Mona Lisa Sacrifice, Cross has wandered the world for centuries, until he is drawn into a modern-day war between the angels over the fate of humanity. The Dead Hamlets finds Cross in a race against time to solve the mystery of why a strange and deadly ghost is haunting plays put on by the faerie court, before his eerie, undead daughter becomes the next victim. And The Apocalypse Ark sees Cross trying to make up for past sins by chasing down Noah, who has gone mad and sails the seas in search of the Sunken City, which he plans to raise in order to unleash the end of the world.
Cross is accompanied by a cast of characters as strange and fantastic as he is: the faerie queen Morgana; the quirky and unpredictable Alice, escapee of Wonderland; Captain Nemo and his crew of Atlanteans; a legion of angels who all have their own reasons to want Cross dead; and the ancient trickster god Judas, who is waging his own secret wars through the ages.
This collection also includes two new stories never before published: “A Different Kind of Wolf,” and “The World Will Drown in Tears,” finding Cross caught up again in ancient struggles that only he seems destined to mitigate.
Read the Cross series today and find out why people are calling it “one of the strongest, and strangest, literary creations,” “deliriously unhinged” and “two-fisted, angel-punching action.”
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Praise for Peter Roman
“[Roman] . . . has created a pulp novel with genuine depth and wisdom, insight and consummate skill. It’s not capital-l Literary, but it cannily bridges both worlds.”
—The National Post
“. . . Cross’s tale sweeps you up with its gallows humour, whether you’re revelling in the pleasures of two-fisted, angel-punching action or the cleverly rendered language.”
—Quill & Quire
“[The Mona Lisa Sacrifice] never lets the reader pause for breath. . . .”
“The author of The Warhol Gang and Please (writing as Peter Darbyshire) takes urban fantasy to a different level with this tale of conspiracy and confession.”
“The Dead Hamlets resembles something written by Neil Gaiman with its somewhat mystical imagery, and at other times it reads as a full-blown work of bizarro fiction.”
“[Roman]’s big dumb fun book is actually whip smart.”
—The Vancouver Sun