The Raptor & the Wren (5) (Miriam Black)

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Author: Wendig, Chuck

Brand: Gallery / Saga Press

Edition: Reprint

Number Of Pages: 288

Release Date: 23-01-2018

Details: Product Description In the fifth book of the “wildly entertaining” ( Kirkus Reviews) Miriam Black series, Miriam continues her journey to find answers on how to change her fate and begin to make right some of what she’s done wrong. Armed with new knowledge that suggests a great sacrifice must be made to change her fate, Miriam continues her quest and learns that she must undo the tragedies of her past to move forward. One such tragedy is Wren, who is now a teen caught up in a bad relationship with the forces that haunt Miriam and has become a killer, just like Miriam. Black must try to save the girl, but what’s ahead is something she thought impossible… Review "Wendig is in top form for his fifth horror-thriller. Wendig expertly splashes Miriam’s considerable emotional pain across the page, never sparing her the price of her gut-wrenching circumstances, and closes with a shocking twist that is a true game-changer." - , Publishers Weekly About the Author Chuck Wendig is a novelist, screenwriter, and game designer. He’s the author of many published novels, including but not limited to:  Blackbirds,  The Blue Blazes, the YA Heartland series, and the  New York Times bestselling series Star Wars: Aftermath. He is cowriter of the short film Pandemic and the Emmy Award–nominated digital narrative  Collapsus. Wendig has contributed over two million words to the game industry. He is also well known for his profane-yet-practical advice to writers, which he dispenses at his blog,, and through several popular ebooks, including  The Kick-Ass Writer, published by Writers Digest. He currently lives in the forests of Pennsyltucky with wife, tiny human, and dog. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. The Raptor & the Wren ONE PURGATORY AND LIMBO Now. The game: Egyptian Rat Screw. The opponent: Rita Shermansky. The location: Delray Beach, Florida, in the house that once belonged to the late Evelyn Black but now belongs to her daughter, Miriam. The time: 7:35 PM, late August. Months after the events in Arizona. It’s hot and everything is slippery. The air conditioner in the house is making a sound like a buzz saw trying to chew its way through a coconut. Miriam’s mind is not well connected to her body. It’s like there’s a three-second delay—she wills her eyes to look left or right, she demands her hand move to the deck of cards on the table, she urges her hips to shift in this uncomfortable dining room chair, and each time she makes the command in her mind, three seconds later, her body wakes up like an old, slow dog before deciding to comply. That’s wine for you. She hates wine. It’s a mom drink. Basically vinegar. She thinks of it as a pickling solution—a bruise-dark brine of grape juice gone awry. But her mother had a lot of it. Miriam’s gone through it all, but now she’s settled into the same habit: going to the little wine store on Atlantic Avenue, picking out a bottle of something cheap and red, and coming home and drinking it all in one go. It sucks. She hates it. It’s gross. She does it anyway. Miriam closes her eyes, lets her nostrils flare, and sucks in wisps of cigarette smoke from the cloud hanging thick about her head. It smells like life. Like death. Like cancer. Like all her synapses firing at once. “You can fuckin’ have one, you know,” Rita says. It’s a not-uncommon offer. With it comes the compulsory gesture: Rita jostling the pack of Newports and turning the tips of the coffin nails toward her. As always, Miriam shakes her head. “No,” she insists, the word sloppy as it gushes out of her mouth. “I’m trying to be healthy, I’ll have you know.” Rita sniffs. “That explains the wine, then. A real tonic.” “Wine is good for you. It’s fruit juice. And alcohol is antibacterial. Totally medicinal. Doctors say that—” She thrusts up her finger to make a point, and then she forgets what the point was going to be. “Doctors say you should just shut the fuck up and shuffle t

EAN: 9781481448758

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

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