Going Under

Going Under

Paperback - 2008
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Lila Black is off with the faeries . . .
Ever since the Quantum Bomb of 2015 things have been different; the dimensions have fused and suddenly our world is accessible to elves, demons, ghosts and elementals--and their worlds are open to us. Things have been different for Special Agent Lila Black too: tortured and magic-scarred by elves, rebuilt by humans into a half-robot, part-AI, nuclear-fueled walking arsenal, and carrying the essence of a dead elfin necromancer in her chest, sometimes she has trouble figuring out who she is.
And a mission to the world of the fae may not help her work it out.
The fae are beautiful, glamorous, exotic, and talented, ruled by their king and queen's summer and winter courts. Their inventions make food taste better, make beer divine, and bring sparkle and mischief to the world-but that's only the surface. And Lila is being sent in at the deep end, to the deepest, darkest levels of Faerie: on the primal level, nothing about the fae is glamorous at all.
In a winter-locked, raw, and primitive world, Lila has to deal with the fae at their most basic levels, as tricksters and dealmakers-and the only deals worth making are bloody ones. If Lila's quest is to succeed, and if she is ever to escape Faerie, the right question must be asked, the right sacrifice must be made, and the right quarry must be hunted down on the winter solstice. All of which is difficult, when the only aides Lila brought to Faerie are her friends . . .
Justina Robson's new series combines her trademark themes of identity and reality, magic and technology, break-neck plots, a mischievous sense of fun, and a seriously sexy new heroine.
Publisher: Amherst, NY : Prometheus Books, 2008.
ISBN: 9781591026501
Characteristics: 337 p. ; 23 cm.


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Mar 26, 2017

The whole series would have been better if they had taken their time to write it. And the part where the cyborg girl does the sex thing at the start of each novel is really robotic. Good concept not so good execution.
It looks like they had a really good concept. Did some writing that was good and then did not spend the time on the rest of the series in some kind of rush job.


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