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Hell's horizon

Hell's horizon

Shan, Darren; O'Shaughnessy, Darren

When Al Jeery is seconded by The Cardinal from guard duties at Party Central to investigate the murder of a woman at a hotel he little suspects that the dead woman will turn out to be his girlfriend. Soon he is involved in a terrifying mystery

Book. English. Science fiction.
Rev. ed.
Published London: Harper Voyager, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Darren Shan
ISBN: 0007261330, 9780007261338
Note: Previous ed.: published as by Darren O'Shaughnessy. London: Millennium, 2000.
Physical Description: 389 p. ; 20 cm.
Series: The city ; bk. 2
Subject: Murder Investigation Fiction.; Dead Fiction.; Assassins Fiction.; Incas Fiction.
Series Title: City ; bk. 2.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4.8
Interest Level: UY
Points: 16
Quiz Number: 218651

Author note

Darren Shan is the author of two hugely popular series for Children: 'The Saga of Darren Shan', and 'The Demonata' which have been read by millions of people around the world in over twenty different languages. The City Trilogy is his first work for adults. Darren Shan lives in Ireland.


The second volume in a noirish, gritty urban fantasy for adults from the bestselling Children's author.

In the City, The Cardinal rules, and Al Jeery is a loyal member of his personal guard. But when Al is seconded from his duties at Party Central to investigate a murder, an unexpected discovery leads him in a new direction, where his loyalties and beliefs will be severely tested.

Soon he is involved in a terrifying mystery that draws in the dead, the City's Incan forefathers, the imposing figure of the Cardinal, and the near-mythical assassin, Paucar Wami.

Wami is a law unto himself, a shadowy, enigmatic figure who can apparently kill anyone he chooses without fear of punishment or retribution. And Al is about to find out that he has a lot more in common with Wami than he could ever have imagined.


'Thrilling, chilling and a great read.' Sun

'Plenty of twists and thrills . Shan is adept at grabbing the attention with bursts of shocking violence' SFX

Praise for Procession of the Dead:

'A beguiling read . a fantastic revelation at the end' SFX

'Explicit, brutal fantasy . the narrative voice is engagingly cocky and the action races along' The Times