INDIGO is both a normal girl, Nora Hesper, and a girl who
can travel through the shadows. Nora Hesper is an
investigative reporter who works hard for and story and has
a "friend-with-benefits" relationship with a former
co-worker. Her best friend lives in an apartment on the top
floor and her life is pretty boring. INDIGO is the exciting
side of her. INDIGO can walk through shadows and pull the
shadows around her. She can make weapons from the shadows
and is strong, powerful, fast and deadly. What Nora has a
hard time dealing with is that she and INDIGO are the same
person or are they?
As Nora, the reporter starts looking into a series of ritual
murders of children she discovers that they are being
committed by a group she has seen before. That group, The
Children of Phonos is up to something terrible and
Nora/INDIGO must find out before more children die.
INDIGO is a fascinating story about a girl who doesn't know
her past, or where her future will lead is and shocked when
she finds out the truth. What best about her is that she
uses her strength of will and intelligence to make a
difference when it is needed most.
If I write much more I'll give away the story and that I
don't want to do. You will enjoy reading it way too much.
This is not a compilation of short stories by these authors.
It is one story about Nora/INDIGO and it is well done. I am
not sure if they are going to do a series with each author
contributing more to each book or what but I really like the
way it has started. Great authors produce great books and
INDIGO is proof of that.
Investigative reporter Nora Hesper spends her nights cloaked
in shadows. As Indigo, she’s become an urban myth, a brutal
vigilante who can forge darkness into weapons and travel
across the city by slipping from one patch of shadow to
another. Her primary focus both as Nora and as Indigo has
become a murderous criminal cult called the Children of
Phonos. Children are being murdered in New York, and Nora is
determined to make it stop, even if that means Indigo must
eliminate every member. But in the aftermath of a bloody
battle, a dying cultist makes claims that cause Indigo to
question her own origin and memories.
Nora’s parents were killed when she was nineteen years old.
She took the life insurance money and went off to explore
the world, leading to her becoming a student of meditation
and strange magic in a mountaintop monastery in Nepal…a
history that many would realize sounds suspiciously like the
origins of several comic book characters. As Nora starts to
pick apart her memory, it begins to unravel. Her parents are
dead, but the rest is a series of lies. Where did she get
the power inside her?
In a brilliant collaboration by New York Times and
critically acclaimed coauthors Charlaine Harris, Christopher
Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, Kat Richardson,
Seanan McGuire, Tim Lebbon, Cherie Priest, James Moore, and
Mark Morris join forces to bring you a crime-solving novel
like you’ve never read before.