Summary

The Dirty Streets of Heaven is the first in a new set of fantasy-fuelled thrillers from the author George R. R. Martin cites as one of the major inspirations behind Game of Thrones: Tad Williams, international best-selling author of The Dragonbone Chair.
Bobby Dollar isn’t your average angel! Sure, he takes the occasional trip to Heaven, but his job as an advocate - arguing the fate of the recently deceased - keeps him pretty busy on Earth, and he's more than happy to spend the rest of his time propping up the bar with his fellow immortals. Until the day a soul goes missing, presumed stolen by "the other side".
A new chapter in the war between heaven and hell is about to open. And Bobby is right in the middle of it, with only a desirable but deadly demon to aid him.
©2012 Tad Williams (P)2012 Hodder & Stoughton
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Critic reviews

“When I heard that Tad Williams was writing an urban fantasy novel, I got all tingly. Now I've read it, and it's even better than I'd dared to hope. It's snarky, fast-paced, and above all, original. You should be tingly, too.” (Patrick Rothfuss)
“’Tad Williams' ... famous four-book trilogy was one of the things that inspired me to write my own seven-book trilogy. [ I ] said, "My god, they can do something with this form," and it's Tad doing it.” (George R. R. Martin)
“Exhilarating action, fascinating characters, and high stakes will leave the reader both satisfied and eager for the next installment.” ( Publishers Weekly)
“Williams has managed to create something really special with The Dirty Streets of Heaven that manages to breathe new life into the urban fantasy genre while at the same time retaining the magic of his earlier novels, an incredible start to a promising series.”( SF Book website)
“Williams has managed to create something really special with The Dirty Streets of Heaven that manages to breathe new life into the urban fantasy genre while at the same time retaining the magic of his earlier novels, an incredible start to a promising series.”( SF Book website)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jm Buckley on 01-10-12

Excellent!

I loved this book. I wasn't very sure about this book when I first started it. I am not usually into Urban fantasy. But this book grabbed me right from the start, I loved Bobby Dollar's character and the tryst with Cas, and the take on the whole heaven and Hell saga. Recommended.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mr C I Taylor on 23-12-12

Interesting take on the age old battle

A modern day twist on the eternal battle between heaven and hell. I am a fan of this background setting and Tad Williams introduces some interesting ideas in his take on the subject. The protagonist occasionally lays the wise-cracking on a bit thick, but overall an entertaining read and I'm very much looking forward to the continuation of the series.

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