Peacemaker by Marianne de Pierres
Virgin Jackson is the senior ranger in Birrimun Park – the world’s last natural landscape, overshadowed though it is by a sprawling coastal megacity. She maintains public safety and order in the park, but her bosses have brought out a hotshot cowboy to help her catch some drug runners who are affecting tourism. She senses the company is holding something back from her, and she’s not keen on working with an outsider like Nate Sixkiller.
When an imaginary animal from her troubled teenage years reappears, Virgin takes it to mean one of two things: a breakdown (hers!) or a warning. When the dead bodies start piling up around her and Nate, she decides on the latter.
Something terrible is about to happen in the park and Virgin and her new partner are standing in its path…
File Under: Science Fiction
Cover Art: Joey Hi-Fi
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The First Book in the Peacemaker Series
Date: 1st May 2014
Format: Medium (B-Format) Paperback
North American Print
Date: 29th April 2014
Format: Mass Market Paperback
R.R.P.: US$7.99 CAN$9.99
Date: 29th April 2014
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / US$6.99
Other Books in This Series:
2. Title TBC (2015)
Global DRM-Free Epub Ebook
On-sale 29th April 2014 from the Robot Trading Company
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Praise and Reviews:
“I liked a lot about this book. There were plenty of twists, turns, and double crosses… Peacemaker is a good sf mystery for people looking for something a little different. Four stars.” – Dangerous Dan
“Move over stale f/sf themes; enter: Peacemaker, a wholly original and thrilling fantasy adventure.” – Looking for a Good Book
“Peacemaker rollicks along at a cracking pace, and I found myself holding my breath in anticipation at times, which is always a good sign! I got to the end of the book and flipped the last page in disappointment, because while the story ended well (albeit definitely set up for the next volume), I simply didn’t want it to stop. Bring on the next instalment!” – Fablecroft
“If you like your thrillers a little on the strange and dystopian side or your dystopias a little on the mythological and crime-solving side, Peacemaker could be the start of a series you’re looking for.” – New York Journal of Books
“Tired of the same old thing when it comes to urban fantasy? Look no further than Virgin Jackson.” – My Bookish Ways
“This is the first novel by Marianne de Pierres I’ve read, and I hope to read more about Virgin Jackson and (perhaps) Nate Sixkiller. A fun romp that is much more than the parts which comprise it.” – Tor.Com
“The beautiful thing about Peacemaker is the mystical. Virgin quickly realizes that her world is not what it seems and Pierres navigates this storyline well. My favorite elements were that of a spirit guide and the facets of many cultures are woven into an investigation.
“As a nice parallel to the magic element,de Pierres has a strong political subplot. We are able to see the world shaped as anyone who believes in something out of the norm is placed at the fringes of society. de Pierres not only shows us the state of the world she writes in but also what the fictional movers and shakers wanted it to be and where they still want it to go”.