Nora Hesper is determined to stop the murders that are
plaguing New York. A cult, the Children of Phonos, is
sacrificing children as part of their dark rituals. Nora's
day job as an investigative reporter has her hot on their
trail but it is her secret life as Indigo where she wields a
dangerous power. As Indigo, Nora is at home in the shadows,
seamlessly traveling on hidden paths through the shadows.
Can she stop the Children of Phonos? And what dark truths
will she discover in the process?
I had mixed thoughts initially starting INDIGO, as the
storyline is fascinating but very strange. I wasn't sure
where the authors were taking me and it was a bit unsettling
at first. Who exactly is Nora/Indigo and why does she have
so many disjointed memories? Ahhh... but that's where the
heart of the story truly kicks in as the answers to both
questions are complex and even a bit disturbing.
I love that the world building of INDIGO digs into various
Greek mythologies we don't generally read about. The
blending of the Greek mythologies with the more modern idea
of superheroes is both intriguing and superbly executed.
INDIGO offers us a dark world, kind of a Batman type
vigilante story, and I couldn't put it down even as I lost
sleep in the wee hours of the night.
What a stunning collaboration from some of my favorite
authors in the urban fantasy genre! INDIGO seamlessly weaves
together the various writing styles of the authors into a
fabulous story that leaves me wanting more. INDIGO is billed
as only as a single book collaboration but I hope to see
more of Nora Hesper and INDIGO in future books as the story
is ripe for sequels.
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.