The Year of the Knife by G.D. Penman

The Year of the Knife
G.D. Penman
Published by: Meerkat Press
Publication date: November 28th, 2017
Genres: Adult, Thriller, Urban Fantasy

Agent -Sully- Sullivan is one of the top cops in the Imperial Bureau of Investigation. A veteran witch of the British Empire who isn’t afraid to use her magical skills to crack a case. But Sully might need more than a good education and raw power to stop the string of grisly murders that have been springing up across the American Colonies. Every one of them marked by the same chilling calling card, a warning in the form of a legion of voices screaming out through the killers’ mouths: -It IS tHe YEAr oF the KNife.-

Sully’s investigation will drag her away from the comforts of home in New Amsterdam, the beautiful but useless hyacinth macaw that used to be her boss, and the loving arms of her undead girlfriend, in a thrilling race against time, demonic forces and a shadowy conspiracy that will do anything to keep its hold on power and ensure that Sully takes their secrets to her grave, as soon as possible.

G.D. Penman’s imaginative The Year of the Knife is a fun, fast-paced urban fantasy mystery with an engaging set of characters, most notably Agent Sully of the Imperial Bureau of Investigation.

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I am really excited about The Year of the Knife, because I can tell you after the last few weeks reading horror and steamy romances, this was a most welcome change!

So here we have a fantasy with Witches, Mages, Vampires and of course Demons!  Our main girl Sully is a witch pretty much and a badass agent!  She gets assigned to a weird case of people going on murder rampages out of the blue and the plot thickens my friends!

I love Sully, she is pretty awesome and her somewhat bad attitude was pretty much what made fall head over heels for the book!  There are a lot of very interesting secondary characters as well and I thought that all of people were really a fantastic group.

The Year of the Knife was truly an entertaining read, unexpected plot twists and it was really fun!  Honestly, I hope to get to see Sully on more adventures again, because the woman attracts trouble and for me as the reader that was pure joy!

I am going to highly recommend The Year of the Knife and encourage you guys to give it a go. Frankly, I do not think you will regret it!

Can we expect a series and a book 2? Pretty please?!!!!


Author Bio:

G D Penman writes Speculative Fiction. He lives in Scotland with his partner and children, some of whom are human. He is a firm believer in the axiom that any story is made better by dragons. His beard has won an award. If you have ever read a story with Kaiju and queer people, it was probably one of his. In those few precious moments that he isn’t parenting or writing he likes to watch cartoons, play video and tabletop games, read more books than are entirely feasible and continue his quest to eat the flesh of every living species.

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