Unclean Spirits: Book One of the Black Sun's Daughter

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 28, 2009 - Fiction - 400 pages
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In a world where magic walks and demons ride, you can't always play by the rules.

Jayné Heller thinks of herself as a realist, until she discovers reality isn't quite what she thought it was. When her uncle Eric is murdered, Jayné travels to Denver to settle his estate, only to learn that it's all hers -- and vaster than she ever imagined. And along with properties across the world and an inexhaustible fortune, Eric left her a legacy of a different kind: his unfinished business with a cabal of wizards known as the Invisible College.

Led by the ruthless Randolph Coin, the Invisible College harnesses demon spirits for their own ends of power and domination. Jayné finds it difficult to believe magic and demons can even exist, let alone be responsible for the death of her uncle. But Coin sees Eric's heir as a threat to be eliminated by any means -- magical or mundane -- so Jayné had better start believing in something to save her own life.

Aided in her mission by a group of unlikely companions -- Aubrey, Eric's devastatingly attractive assistant; Ex, a former Jesuit with a lethal agenda; Midian, a two-hundred-year-old man who claims to be under a curse from Randolph Coin himself; and Chogyi Jake, a self-styled Buddhist with mystical abilities -- Jayné finds that her new reality is not only unexpected, but often unexplainable. And if she hopes to survive, she'll have to learn the new rules fast -- or break them completely....
 

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User Review  - MegandRyan - Borders

I really enjoyed this book, and I'm anticipating the next one! The characters, along with their names, are unique and memorable. There was an interesting thing that I must point out, and maybe other ... Read full review

Unclean Spirits

User Review  - Mardel - Borders

Unclean Spirits is a great debut novel. M.L. Hanover has written a lot of published short stories, but this is her first novel The main character, Jayne Heller (pronounce jha-nay) is from very ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
8
Section 2
12
Section 3
18
Section 4
33
Section 5
46
Section 6
54
Section 7
70
Section 8
85
Section 16
308
Section 17
322
Section 18
334
Section 19
345
Section 20
358
Section 21
373
Section 22
388
Section 23
404

Section 9
100
Section 10
212
Section 11
227
Section 12
244
Section 13
262
Section 14
276
Section 15
294
Section 24
418
Section 25
432
Section 26
444
Section 27
458
Section 28
472
Section 29
488
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About the author (2009)

M.L.N. Hanover is an International Horror Guild Award-winning author living in the American southwest.

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