A big welcome to Nicholas Kaufmann who is here counting down his Top 10 Immortal Heroes and celebrating the release of Dying Is My Business, (published on October 8, 2013 by St. Martin’s Griffin). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below.
Nicholas Kaufmann’s Top 10 Immortal Heroes
I love All Things Urban Fantasy! It’s one of my favorite book sites on the Web. I’m especially fond of the Cover Art Coverage feature, because as much as I love seeing beautiful book covers, I love seeing bad book covers, too. And there have been some doozies! But I digress. Because I love ATUF so much, I was thrilled when they asked me to write a Top 10 list in conjunction with the release of my new novel, Dying Is My Business.
Dying Is My Business is a hardboiled urban fantasy-noir about Trent, a thief for a Brooklyn crime syndicate. As if life working for a psycho crime boss with a penchant for torture isn’t bad enough, Trent has two very big problems. The first is that he doesn’t know who he is, where he came from, or even his real name. His memories only go back a year. The second problem is even worse. Trent discovers the hard way that he can’t die. Or rather, he can’t stay dead. Every time he’s killed on the job—which is often—he comes back to life a few minutes later, fully healed. While that may not seem like much of a problem, it comes with one hell of a catch. Every times Trent cheats death, someone else must die in his place.
But Trent is hardly the first undying hero. There have been plenty of others before him. So, without further ado, I give you my Top 10 list of immortal, or seemingly immortal, heroes.
One copy of Dying Is My Business by Nicholas Kaufmann
Available on October 8, 2013 by St. Martin’s Griffin
Given his line of work in the employ of a psychotic Brooklyn crime boss, Trent finds himself on the wrong end of too many bullets. Yet each time he’s killed, he wakes a few minutes later completely healed of his wounds but with no memory of his past identity. What’s worse, each time he cheats death someone else dies in his place.
Sent to steal an antique box from some squatters in an abandoned warehouse near the West Side Highway, Trent soon finds himself stumbling into an age-old struggle between the forces of good and evil, revealing a secret world where dangerous magic turns people into inhuman monstrosities, where impossible creatures hide in plain sight, and where the line between the living and the dead is never quite clear. And when the mysterious box is opened, he discovers he has only twenty-four hours to save New York City from certain destruction.
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