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And Blue Skies from Pain

And Blue Skies from Pain

A Book of the Fey and the Fallen

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ISBN: 9781597803472
Published: 3/5/2012

Buy at: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powell's, or Baen

ISBN: 9781597803489
Published: 3/5/2012

Northern Ireland, 1977. Liam Kelly is many things: a former wheelman for the IRA, a one-time political prisoner, the half-breed son of a mystic Fey warrior and a mortal woman, and a troubled young man literally haunted by the ghosts of his past. Liam has turned his back on his land’s bloody sectarian Troubles, but the war isn’t done with him yet, and neither is an older, more mythic battle—between the Church and its demonic enemies, the Fallen.

After centuries of misunderstanding and conflict, the Church is on the verge of accepting that the Fey and the Fallen are not the same.  But to achieve this historic truce, Liam must prove to the Church’s Inquisitors that he is not a demon, even as he wrestles with his own guilt and confusion, while being hunted by enemies both earthly and unworldly.

A shape-shifter by nature, Liam has a foot in two worlds—and it’s driving him mad.

“Stina Leicht really is one of my favorite writers working today. Her books are heartfelt, full of dark wonder, and inevitably take me to an unexpected place. There's not much more you can ask from a writer."
—Charles de Lint, author of Forests of the Heart

“Dark, dense, edgy, haunting, chilling, and yet redemptive. Brilliant. Gorgeous. Characters that jump off the page, that have individual voices. Leicht has made use of Irish mythology and folklore without a shred of sentimentalism… and the handling of the explosive politics and economics of Northern Ireland in the late 20th century is both terrifying and courageous.”
—Elizabeth Moon on Of Blood and Honey

“One of the more electrifying debuts literary fantasy has seen in many a killing moon.”