Dark Currents

Dark Currents

Agent of Hel

Book - 2012
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Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Kushiel's Legacy novels, presents an all-new world featuring a woman caught between the normal and paranormal worlds, while enforcing order in both. Introducing Daisy Johanssen, reluctant hell-spawn...

The Midwestern resort town of Pemkowet boasts a diverse population: eccentric locals, wealthy summer people, and tourists by the busload; not to mention fairies, sprites, vampires, naiads, ogres and a whole host of eldritch folk, presided over by Hel, a reclusive Norse goddess.

To Daisy Johanssen, fathered by an incubus and raised by a single mother, it's home. And as Hel's enforcer and the designated liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, it's up to her to ensure relations between the mundane and eldritch communities run smoothly.

But when a young man from a nearby college drowns--and signs point to eldritch involvement--the town's booming paranormal tourism trade is at stake. Teamed up with her childhood crush, Officer Cody Fairfax, a sexy werewolf on the down-low, Daisy must solve the crime--and keep a tight rein on the darker side of her nature. For if she's ever tempted to invoke her demonic birthright, it could accidentally unleash nothing less than Armageddon.  
Publisher: New York : Roc, 2012.
ISBN: 9780451464781
Characteristics: 356 p. ; 24 cm.

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cottageunderh
Aug 24, 2017

Kick-Ass. This book was awesome. I loved the story, especially the main character Pixy Stix-- I mean Daisy. Plus you know, any author that is able to put awesome 80s B-movies in their story like Pee Wee's Big Adventure AND a sneaky LEGEND reference, has got my vote. Oh yeah. So read this book-- devour it in the four days that it took me to read it. And onto the next book in the series. woot woot!

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ShamaBole
Jul 04, 2014

I like the protagonist and the general premise and story. As usual, the only dissonance I feel is with the BFF relationship. Seriously, who calls their friend "Girlfriend"all the time and gets so offensively over-familiar? Oh well.

docandsammie4me Sep 07, 2013

I enjoy this book very much. Yes, it is a bit out of the ordinary but I guess that is what I like about it. It held my interest and I am looking forward to the next book about Daisy and Pemkowet. Sometimes it is just good to get lost in a story that is just a bit different. Isn't that why we read...? At least, that is why I read.

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siharris
Jan 04, 2013

I really enjoyed the Kushiel books by Carey so I was curious to see what she did with urban fantasy. If you're expecting the same level of intricacy though you'll be disappointed. It's young adult type stuff really, Buffy the Vampire Slayer only she occasionally says f**k. Still entertaining however, and if you're after a quick, easy, teen-style urban fantasy story then it's worth a few hours of your time.

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