The Cormorant by Chuck Wendig

“Visceral and often brutal … vibrates with emotional rawness that helps to paint
a bleak, unrelenting picture of life on the edge.”
Publishers Weekly

“fast, ferocious, sharp as a switchblade and fucking fantastic”
Lauren Beukes, author of Zoo City and The Shining Girls

The Cormorant  by Chuck Wendig - Artwork by Joey Hi-FiMiriam is on the road again, having transitioned from “thief”… to “killer”.

Hired by a wealthy businessman, she heads down to Florida to practice the one thing she’s good at. But in her vision she sees her client die by another’s hand – and on the wall, written in blood, is a message just for Miriam.

She’s expected…

File Under: Urban Fantasy [ Plying Her Trade | Inevitable | Touch of Death | No More! ]

Cover Art: Joey Hi-Fi
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Book Info:
The Third novel in the Miriam Black series

UK Print
Date: 2nd January 2014
ISBN: 9780857663375
Format: Medium (B-Format) Paperback
R.R.P.: £8.99

North American Print
Date: 31st December 2013
ISBN: 9780857663382
Format: Mass-Market Paperback
R.R.P.: US$7.99 / CAN$9.99

Date: 31st December 2013
ISBN: 9780857663399
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / US$6.99

More Books in This Series:

1. Blackbirds (May 2012)
2. Mockingbird (September 2012)

More Angry Robot Books by Chuck Wendig:

The Mookie Pearl Series

1. The Blue Blazes (June 2013)
2. The Hellsblood Bride (March 2015)

Buying Info:

UK Print & Ebook | Book Depository | Waterstones | WHSmith

North American Print & Ebook | | |

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Chuck Wendig: WWW | @chuckwendig on Twitter

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Praise and Reviews:

“I highly recommend this one, I think it may have taken seat as my favorite of Chuck Wendig’s books. So, yeah, go read it. Miriam once again kicks ass.”
Tenacious Reader

“Brutal, hilarious, and a lot of fun.”
Dangerous Dan’s Book Blog

“The storytelling is excellent. It’s gripping. It’s compelling. It’s like a train wreck that you can’t tear your eyes away from. Did I mention that I loved this book?”
Lynn’s Book Blog

“The Cormorant is probably the best and my favorite Miriam Black book yet; I absolutely loved it, from beginning to end. Fans need to pick this one up too, and if you haven’t read this series yet, what are you waiting for? Miriam is totally awesome; I highly recommend this!”
The Bibliosanctum

“Miriam’s story remains an undeniably addictive one, and I finished this in one sitting. Wendig’s writing is better than ever, and this series continues to surprise and terrify in equal measure.”
My Bookish Ways

The Cormorant really feels like the book where Chuck Wendig decided to out-do himself. There’s something Tarantino-esque about the way he hunts down the extremes of darkness and violence and then kicks them just a little bit further down the road to blood-red insanity. It’s as if he was turning up the “Crazy” button, discovered it went all the way to 11, and then the button came off and it just kept escalating until, well, until the book was done. It’s a spectacular ride”

“Chuck Wendig writes a goddam good book … I really dug this book and dug what it did and I dug how it explored further and expanded on the ideas he built in the other books. It’s a great continuation of a really, really good storyline.”
Booked Podcast

“The third book in the Miriam Black series goes up another level. As per usual the humour is wickedly black. If you haven’t read this series yet jump on the band wagon now!”
- Bite The Book

“Wendig’s writing, as usual, is inordinately exquisite throughout this book. The master of the metaphor, Chuck paints scenes you can feel, a veritable Bob Ross on an LSD-laced speed binge. Characters pop out of the page, each voice unique to its owner, each owner colorful, meaningful, and truly existing in the world beyond the purpose they serve to the story.”
Tree is a Tree

“My immediate urge here is to just go on at length about how great this book was. And it was, I absolutely loved the hell out of ‘The Cormorant’”
Graeme’s SFF

“The acerbic wit of Miriam and the variety and ingenuity of her visions, which made the previous volumes such fun, are again in evidence, but Wendig takes the opportunity this time around to further explore Miriam’s personal history, in particular her relationship with her mother. Secrets are revealed and Miriam’s own perceptions and recollections are challenged in a series of scenes that illustrate the author has the skill for the tender character-based moments as well as the adrenaline pumping action scenes.”
– Ross Warren, This Is Horror

“[Chuck is] like a jazz drummer who just keeps riffing…it all comes tumbling out as if he was Jack Kerouac, cranked up on Benzedrine and writing “On the Road” on a single roll of paper without stopping from beginning to end. Is it clear yet that I think he’s a really good writer? Just checking.”
– Terry Irving, author of Courier

“If you like dark urban fantasies tinged with blood and murder, Wendig’s Miriam Black books are perfect for you. And if you think there’s no way you’d want to read them, I still urge you to try – you, like me, may find something that keeps you coming back for more in these novels.”
– Speculating on SpecFic

“What can I tell you about a book that I waited with bated breath for? A book that I stared longingly at the Amazon page over, dreaming that I could reach through and pluck it our of the sea of ones and zeroes. What can I tell you about the third book of a series that I have come to love so much they sit snuggled up against all my other favorite writers. I can tell you that this book was the best so far.”
– Adventures of a Military Housewriter

“I described the first Miriam book as GrittyDarkFast!, so I suppose I should call The Cormorant GrittierDarkerFaster!, but that doesn’t take its full measure. This book is brutal and I finished it feeling like a dirty, over-wrung dishtowel. Can we go again?”
– CheffoJeffo

“This is the best Miriam Black book so far … I have to imagine that the author has a blast writing this character. Miriam has such a desire to make things right, but always seems to get in the way of her good intentions. I’m very excited about the promise of what is to come in the fourth book.”
– iamjanesheart

“Here’s the deal: I love these books because I’ve never read anything like them. Miriam Black is not just an anti-hero, she’s a take-no-shit, hell-talking, bad-ass motherfucker. And that is rare in a female protagonist.”
– Everyday Jetsam

“The narrative flows quickly and laconically, shifting into cinematic action for the gorier and more graphic scenes before dipping back into a free-flowing storytelling style that makes the main character all the more engaging. Wendig makes the reader want to hug his protagonist and give her some words of encouragement, whilst at the same time being utterly terrified of going anywhere near her.”
Starburst Magazine

The third book (and thankfully not the last) in the Miriam Black series is an outstanding read. If you liked the first two in the series, I can guarantee you’re going to like this.  Miriam is still her tried and true self, spewing verbal harpoons at both friend and foe.” – Every Read Thing

Wendig makes reading so goddamn fun. It’s true. I’ve said again and again that the man is wizard with profanity, but it’s more than just creative swearing. He grabs you from the start and moves the story from the word “Go.” You don’t need to read BLACKBIRDS and MOCKINGBIRD to enjoy THE CORMORANT, but why wouldn’t you? Reading this as a series will not only introduce you to the wonderfully flawed Miriam Black, but you’ll be able to experience the growth and development of my favorite lady of urban fantasy.” – Crimespree Magazine

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