When Daniel Blackland was six, he ingested his first bone fragment. When he was twelve, the Hierarch of Southern California killed his magician father…and ate him.
Los Angeles is a tough town.
It’s literally about who eats whom.
Sam, Daniel’s adopted son, is lost—consumed by the great Pacific firedrake. But Sam is still alive and aware, in magical form, trapped inside the dragon—and Daniel has a plan to rescue him.
Daniel will have to go to the kingdom of
Northern California, posing as his half-brother. Only in the Northern Hierarch’s throne room will Daniel have an opportunity to steal the axis mundi—under the gaze of the Hierarch herself.
PRAISE FOR PACIFIC FIRE:
“Van Eekhout delivers another engaging
adventure…and the magic system [he] has created continues to fascinate.”
—RT Book Reviews 4.5 stars
“Half crime caper, half heroic quest, Pacific Fire
pulls the reader into an inventive, compelling, fully-textured urban fantasy world, mixing SoCal culture with magic so ingenious and convincing you can practically smell it, and feel it crunch between your teeth. A real treasure, not to be missed.”
—Kurt Busiek author of Astro City
“A welcome expansion of the playground of