New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey and Cassandra Khaw have teamed up to deliver a new dark story where Neil Gaiman meets Jessica Jones with magic, monsters, and mayhem.
Julie Crews is a coked-up, burnt-out thirty-something who packs a lot of magic into her small body. She’s trying to establish herself as a major Psychic Operative in the NYC magic scene, and she’ll work the most gruesome gigs to claw her way to the top.
Desperate to break the dead-end grind, Julie summons a guardian angel for a quick career boost. But when her power grab accidentally releases an elder god hellbent on the annihilation of our galaxy, the body count rises rapidly.
The Dead Take the A Train is a high-octane cocktail of Khaw’s cosmic horror and Kadrey’s gritty fantasy—shaken, not stirred.
Praise for Cassandra Khaw
“Khaw is a master of the terrifying tale.” —Sam J. Miller
“Khaw is a master of teasing your senses, and then terrorizing them!” —N. K. Jemisin
“Reading Khaw is akin to watching a nightmare ballet, full of beauty and elegance, pain and fragility, and breathless terror.” —Christopher Golden
“Khaw is a prose wizard.” —Kevin Hearne
“Khaw is always compulsively readable.” —Kij Johnson
“Khaw’s prose oozes dread.” —Publishers Weekly
Praise for Richard Kadrey's The Grand Dark
“Kadrey has written for us a beautiful nightmare — one that’s often eerily familiar.” —Chuck Wendig
"It’s a fun and terrifying ride, gritty and relentless, burning with true love and revolutionary fervor.” —Cory Doctorow
"Unsettling and dreamlike, seductive and bleak, the jaws of The Grand Dark gape to devour you.” —Max Gladstone
“Wildly ambitious and inventive fantasy from an author who’s punching above his weight in terms of worldbuilding—and winning.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"It’s the work of a major sff creator going way out in a limb in the effort to wholly redefine himself, all while crystallizing what’s made him great.” —NPR