By Richard Kadrey
Spyder Lee is a cheerful guy who lives in San Francisco and owns a tattoo store. One evening an offended demon attempts to chunk his head off sooner than he's kept by means of a stranger. The demon contaminated Spyder with whatever lousy - the reality. He can without notice see the realm because it quite is: packed with angels and demons and monsters and monster-hunters. a global choked with black magic and mysteries. those are the Dominions, parallel worlds choked with ask yourself, good looks and horror. The Black Clerks, infinitely previous and infinitely strong beings whose activity it really is to maintain the Dominions in stability, appear to have new pursuits and a complete new schedule. Dropped into the center of a clash among the Black Clerks and different forces he doesn't absolutely comprehend, Spyder unearths himself searching for a magic booklet with the blind swordswoman who stored him. Their trip will take them from deserts to lush palaces, to underground caverns, to the guts of Hell itself.
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I saw what you did to that guy. " said Spyder, grabbing one of the chairs and starting at the men. The banker with the ledger calmly pulled his knife and pointed the blade at Spyder. "This is not for you, young man. " "Look at her. " The three pale men nodded and laughed. "She lives and breathes? Yes. There is always something. " Spyder looked at Lulu. " "We take hearts, when life is not honored or appreciated. " Spyder weighed the chair in his hands, knowing the moment to hit someone had passed.
The girl. This does not matter. The debt matters. The restoration of balance? " One by one, the three men entered the little bathroom at the back of the studio. When Spyder opened the door a moment later, they were gone. " Spyder asked Lulu. "Oblation," she said. "It's a kind of sacrifice. " "It's not enough they zombify you. " "Pretty much. " Lulu put her hand lightly on Spyder's shoulder. " Spyder kissed the top of her head. "It's all right. " Ten DOA After dropping Lulu at home, Spyder took at cab to the Bardo Lounge.
Worse than slaves, even. " "I'm sorry, said Spyder. "I don't know anything about Prop 18. . " The driver shook his head. His black hair stuck out at odd angles, as if he'd been sleeping on it just a few minutes earlier. "Voting's not a right, you know. It's not a privilege. It's your duty. " "Hey driver, uh," Spyder looked at the name on the man's taxi license, "Barry. " "There's a $20 tip in it for you. " "Don't rush getting me to the Haight," Spyder said. He leaned his head against the window.
Butcher Bird: A Novel Of The Dominion by Richard Kadrey