[Book Review] Mythmaker

Mythmaker / Marianne de Pierres (Powell's Books)

Previously reviewed: Peacemaker
Virgin’s in a tight spot. A murder rap hangs over her head and isn’t likely to go away unless she agrees to work for an organisation called GJIC with Nate Sixkiller as her immediate boss. Being blackmailed is one thing, discovering that her mother is both alive and the President of GJIC is quite another. Then there’s the escalation of Mythos sightings, and the bounty on her head. Oddly, the strange and dangerous Hamish Burns is the only one she can rely on. Virgin’s life gets… untidy.

Mythmaker picks up immediately on the heels of Peacemaker, with Virginia tangled up in the aftermath of the Mythos incursions and revelations about both her mother and GJIC.

Unfortunately for Virginia, things are just getting worse.  Local law enforcement has a axe to grind, the Mythos appearances are increasing rapidly, and agents are instigating war between factions for their own gain.

Like Peacemaker, we have a potential near-future that blends together Science Fiction and Fantasy, but with a lighter touch of Western due to most of the action taking place within heavily urban confines.  In many ways, Mythmaker is a story about the past, and how it shapes the present, and Virginia's past is haunting her with a vengeance.

Advanced Reader Copy copy courtesy of Angry Robot via Netgalley; differences may exist between uncorrected galley text and the final edition.

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