Heart Blade: Blade Hunt Chronicles, Book 1
Release date: February 14, 2017
Publisher: Woodbridge Press, Canada
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She ran along the dark alley, heart thumping and feet scuffing the ground. The knife in her hand gleamed. Behind her, the demon advanced, never hurrying, steady, sure of its prey. She came to a dead end and the demon laughed.
“Are you going to kill me?” she asked.
“Not this time,” the demon answered from the shadows that pooled between one streetlight and another. “This time you’ll join me.
Working frantically, she dug the knife into her arm. It hurt every bit as much as she thought it would, but she gritted her teeth and kept carving.
Teenage half-demon Del Raven wears a promise in scarred letters upon her skin. Now, pressured to make her first kill and seal her demon nature forever, she flees her pack and forges a dangerous partnership with young angel-blood Ash.
But Del isn’t the only one on the run from the demons. For seventeen years the Guild of Saint Peter has done its best to hide orphan Rose, a key player in the centuries-old Heart Blade prophecy.
The threads tangle, and soon Del, Ash and Rose find themselves in the crosshairs of an ancient war between demons and angels…and the hunt for a mythical weapon that could change the balance of power forever.
PRAISE FOR HEART BLADE:
“Heart Blade is the perfect combination of fast-paced plotting, high-stakes twists, and a well-developed cast of richly layered ‘preternaturals’. I loved every page of this book!” – Carrie Firestone, author of The Loose Ends List (Little, Brown)
“Intriguing characters in a fresh paranormal world make for a devil of a good read!” – Gail Z. Martin, author of Vendetta (Solaris)
“Heart Blade is a fast-paced and exciting YA urban fantasy, a teenage Supernatural for the Snapchat generation.” – Peter McLean, author of the Burned Man Series (Angry Robot)
“At first glance, one might mistake HEART BLADE for yet another Urban Fantasy YA series packed with vampires, werewolves, witches and all the usual suspects. However, Mills puts her own stamp on these well-worn figures and tropes, lifting it a cut above the rest with tightly-interwoven storylines, fast-paced action sequences, and delightful touches of humour here and there.” – Regina Yau, The Pixel Project
“If you think YA might not be your thing, but you’re at all into fantasy, this could be for you. It doesn’t put a foot wrong.” – Bryan Wigmore, author of The Goddess Project (Snowbooks)