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Authors: Christopher Golden; Tim Lebbon

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Praise for MIND THE GAP

“A pitch-perfect blend of fantasy and realism. Golden and Lebbon craft a riveting tale of adventure that is both gritty and magical.”

New York Times
bestselling author of
Waking the Witch

“Super-fast pacing and creepy touches [give this] adventure plenty of character.”

Publishers Weekly

“A dark urban fantasy that posits a world of multiple Londons, some real and some ghostly, an ancient legacy of magic, and a secret war between those who seek power to control it and those who seek to free it … Filled with action yet much more than a simple adventure, this tale of the clash between the worlds of magic and science is a standout.… Highly recommended.”

—Library Journal
(starred review)

“Reminiscent of Neil Gaiman’s
and the classic Dickens’
Oliver Twist
, this book gives the dark fantasy genre a gothic twist with Jazz’s adventure.”

—The Parkersburg News & Sentinel

“Magical realism at its finest … a light-speed read with mystery, magic, ghosts and a fascinating subterranean world. Great stuff.”


“Golden and Lebbon do a wonderful job with this book, pulling you in with a strong opening and a likable protagonist in Jazz, and then maintaining the story with an array of mysteries and puzzles, and a cast of engaging characters.”

—Fantasy & Science Fiction

“Golden and Lebbon’s skills are unquestionable, and the two working together have managed to create a vibrant world just on the outside of ours.”


“Part fantasy, part mystery, and part suspense story. The authors have done a great job balancing the three elements and braiding them together into one exciting read.”


“A contemporary mystery thriller with elements of
Oliver Twist
, a caper story, and a dash of the supernatural—namely ghosts, Victorian magic, and steam-punk … Spectacular.”

Fantasy Book Critic

“A modern, supernatural take on
Oliver Twist
 … Golden and Lebbon paint an evocative portrait of London, present and past.”


Mind the Gap
starts off with a bang, throwing you right into the story, and once it takes off running, it doesn’t let up.… It’s moody, highly atmospheric, and pulls no punches in involving the senses as it creates the hidden world of a forgotten, decaying, buried London.… A series worth watching.”

—SF Site


“Urban realism meets dark fantasy in this spine-tingling second collaboration between authors Golden and Lebbon … as they merge the repercussions of Hurricane Katrina with New Orleans’ terrifying ghostly past.… Golden and Lebbon have far outstripped their past efforts with this wonderfully creepy thriller of a ghost story.”

Publishers Weekly
(starred review)

“Golden and Lebbon vividly evoke the rich, enduring character of New Orleans, as well as spinning a compelling fantasy yarn.”


“Draws from the aftermath of a tragic moment in recent history, telling a dark, gripping story set in a shattered but unbeaten New Orleans … Part ghost story, part thriller, it doesn’t pull any punches along the way, putting the hero through a physical, mental and spiritual ordeal even as it paints an honest, stark picture of a city just starting to recover from a near-fatal blow.… A hell of a harrowing tale [and] a great read, illuminating a time and place in American history that should not be ignored or forgotten.”

—SF Site

The Map of Moments
is set in post-Katrina New Orleans, and it’s as much a love letter to the city and its people as it is a lamentation for what has been, perhaps irrevocably, lost.… Not an easy, comforting read, but it is an alluring, engrossing one, and a wiser, truer book than something simpler could have been.”

—The Green Man Review

“Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon have crafted a love letter to New Orleans in
The Map of Moments
.… Fans of unconventional urban fantasy will enjoy following this map into some very interesting places indeed.”


The Map of Moments
is a truly haunting look at the dark history and magic to the underside of New Orleans and the ghosts they hide.”

—The Mad Hatter

“Golden and Lebbon do a masterful job of presenting the chase and the discovery of the darkness lurking in New Orleans’s history. I ended up reading much of the book at night when the house was quiet, and I think that really lent itself to the overall experience. So if you can get somewhere quiet, with darkness all around, except for your reading lamp,
The Map of Moments
is a wonderfully creepy experience down streets littered with dead and dark things.”


By Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon
The Hidden Cities
The Shadow Men
The Chamber of Ten
The Map of Moments
Mind the Gap
By Christopher Golden
The Lost Ones: Book Three of the Veil
The Borderkind: Book Two of the Veil
The Myth Hunters: Book One of the Veil
Wildwood Road
The Boys Are Back in Town
The Ferryman
Straight on ’Til Morning
The Shadow Saga
Of Saints and Shadows
Angel Souls and Devil
Of Masques and Martyrs
The Gathering Dark
With Mike Mignola
Baltimore, or, The Steadfast
Tin Soldier and the Vampire
By Tim Lebbon
Echo City
The Island
30 Days of Night
The Everlasting
Hellboy: Unnatural Selection
The Nature of Balance
Hush (
with Gavin Williams
Until She Sleeps
Bar None
A Whisper of Southern Lights
Naming of Parts
Changing of Faces
Exorcising Angels (
with Simon Clark
Dead Man’s Hand
Piece of Hate
The Reach of Children
The Thief of Broken Toys
Last Exit for the Lost
Faith in the Flesh
As the Sun Goes Down
White and Other Tales of Ruin
Fears Unnamed
After the War

The Shadow Men
is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the authors’ imaginations or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

A Spectra Mass Market Original
Copyright © 2011 by Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon
All rights reserved.

Published in the United States by Spectra, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York.

and the portrayal of a boxed “s” are trademarks of Random House, Inc.

eISBN: 978-0-345-52632-8

Cover design: Jae Song
Cover art: burning book © Tony Hutchings/Getty Images; buildings © Jim West/Alamy


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