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Authors: Amber Benson

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Cat's Claw

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death’s daughter
“Amber Benson does an excellent job of creating strong characters, as well as educating the reader on some great mythology history . . . a fast-paced and very entertaining story.”
—Sacramento Book Review
“One of the greatest risks but ultimate triumphs of the novel stems from Benson’s deft ability to take any myth or belief and make it her own . . . Through the eyes of our story’s protagonist, Benson provides a devilish sense of humor and a modern pop-culture sensibility that keep the proceedings light and entertaining . . . Fiercely inventive characterization carries this story throughout.
Death’s Daughter
, Benson provides a fun romp that defines the rules of an exciting new universe you’ll be chomping at the bit to dive back into time and again. There’s action; there’s intrigue, redemption, an adorable Hell puppy, and even a hot guy or two. What more could you ask for?”
“An urban fantasy series featuring a heroine whose macabre humor fits perfectly with her circumstances. Sure to appeal to fans of Tanya Huff’s Vicki Nelson series and Charles de Lint’s urban fantasies.”
—Library Journal
“Amber Benson writes an amusing, action-packed, chick-lit urban fantasy loaded with more twists and curves than a twist-a-whirl . . . Filled with humor and wit, this is a refreshing, original thriller as double, triple, and nth crossings are the norm.”
—Genre Go Round Reviews
“With a creative story line as proof, Ms. Benson adds writing to her ever-growing list of talents. Set within an intriguing paranormal world,
Death’s Daughter
unfolds a seductive tale of power and deception. A great start to a series that will be easy for readers to get hooked on.”
—Darque Reviews
“A beguiling blend of fantasy and horror . . . Calliope emerges as an authentically original creation . . . Benson gives [her] a wonderfully varied landscape to explore, with elements of Hindu and Norse mythology and European folklore swirling around more familiar Judeo-Christian lore . . . The humorous tone never gets in the way of the imaginative weirdness of the supernatural events.

Death’s Daughter
opens the door on an intriguing, fully thought-out universe, with a likable main character and the potential for mayhem around every corner. It’s a lot of fun.”
“The first-person point of view and the fast-paced plotting contribute immensely to creating a lively and funny story packed with nonstop action . . . Benson’s flair for combining mythology and pop culture to create laugh-out-loud characters and incidents strongly reminded me of Esther Friesner’s
Temping Fate
—The Green Man Review
“It’s really rare when I laugh out loud at a character while reading a book—but I did in this one because of the way Calliope’s character was written . . . If you like character-driven stories with a touch of dark humor, romance, and adventure, I think you’re really going to like
Death’s Daughter
—Flames Rising
“Callie is sarcastic, smart-mouthed, and overwhelmed. I liked her, a lot! I found this to be an amusing book from start to finish. It was refreshing to have a lighthearted but still-suspenseful paranormal come on the scene. The mythology and settings were unique and creepy (my favorite) . . . Callie’s voice was spot-on for a twenty-four-year-old assistant living in New York who is suddenly dropped into the middle of Hell. I have a feeling this is the start of a series, so I will be eagerly awaiting more adventures of Callie, Clio, and Runt the hellhound.”
—Night Owl Romance
“A clever and well-told story . . . It’s also a step outside the current paranormal-fantasy rut but with enough elements in common to please fans of that form as well.”
—Critical Mass
“Amber Benson has created a brash, sassy heroine oozing attitude as she deals with family, business, an angry Goddess, zombie armies, and betrayal in this imaginative blend of assorted mythologies. The snappy dialogue keeps pace with the quick pace while providing a fun touch of self-deprecating humor. It should be interesting to see where Benson takes Callie next.”
—Monsters and Critics
“Multitalented doesn’t begin to cover the gifts of former
TV-alumna Benson. Her quirky, cranky, and humorous heroine
leads readers on a wacky first-person adventure through Hell.
Great supporting characters and wild antics keep the pace brisk
and the humor flowing.”
—Romantic Times
“Enjoyable . . . One of the novel’s best features is the underlying tongue-in-cheek humor that runs throughout the narrative. Readers who enjoy a hefty dose of wit in their paranormal fantasy will embrace this book.”
—Bitten by Books

Death’s Daughter
is a goofy, funny fantasy that falls into the category of the lightest sort of reading.”
—Patricia’s Vampire Notes
“There’s a whole lot of promise here . . . enjoyable.”
—SF Site
“A rich cast of characters and universe.”
“An enjoyable read, and I will definitely be picking up the next in the series.”
—Geek Like Me
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Ace mass-market edition / March 2010
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