• by Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • Narrated by Lauren Fortgang
  • 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Chance Matthews is drawn into a battle between angels and monsters because of something in her possession - a fossil of a creature that couldn't possibly have ever existed. But it did. And still does.


What the Critics Say

"Set in present-day Birmingham, Ala., the novel centers on Chance Matthews, a promising young paleontologist left bereft by the recent deaths of friends and family. Chance and ex-boyfriend Deke Silvey, a loser with latent psychic powers, wallow in self-destructive angst until they're sought out by Dancy Flammarion, a strange teenage girl who claims to be pursued by monsters....A finale that veers unexpectedly from a seemingly inevitable display of supernatural fireworks to a subtly disarming denouement only underscores the intelligence behind this carefully crafted tale of awe-inspired nightmare." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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I gave this book 4 stars because it is very well written, intelligent, and terrifying. But I have to admit: I did not enjoy the story. It is a dark book; no joy, no peace, no happiness. In that way, exactly like real life. I know many people prefer this, but when I read a book, I want to forget about the awfulness of life, even if it is only for that few hours. I want the monsters dead, I want to believe justice still happens, and that sometimes, people do live happily ever after.
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- Hester

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-04-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios