Todayâ€™s Saturday Smack Down takes on a different twist as we pit world against
world, colorful existence against colorful existence and the rich characters
that populate both. In this corner, weighing in with over a half-dozen books
are The Hollows by Kim
Harrison and in our opposing corner are the lands of future
Atlanta by Ilona
world is so vivid and real, it is easy to imagine walking around the corner and
right into the pages of these wonderful novels.
As always, your vote decides which one you would most like to visit? Which one
could you see as a great vacation destination? In honor of our holiday
giveaway, I want to give a gift of my own. This weekâ€™s winner will receive a
$10 Gift Certificate to Barnes and Noble.
Imagine a world where cracking the DNA code lead to genetic manipulation of
everything from food to animals to people. Now imagine that one genetic
mutation in an altered tomato crop wipes out over a quarter of the human
population. As a result, all genetic engineering is outlawed and humans develop
a very real aversion for tomato products including ketchup and pizza.
The weres, witches, pixies, fairies, elves and even vampires came out because
of so many human deaths. They were unaffected by the virus wiping out the human
population. The outing of the â€śInderlandersâ€ť became known as the Turn, changing
society and laws across the nation. The Hollows is a region of Inderlanders
near the city of Cincinnati where the runner Rachel Morgan lives. Rachel has
her own set of issues, but she shares a business with Ivy, a hereditary vampire
and Jenks, a pixie and his family in an old church.
In a future version of Atlanta where magic dominates, cars stall and guns fail
in one moment and in the next itâ€™s magic that collapses, leaving homes
defenseless against monsters. Were creatures prowl the streets and necromancers
thirst for knowledge. It is a world where everyone has an agenda from the packs
to the covens to the councils and the mercenary guilds. Kate Daniels lives in
this world where magic is in her blood, she can use a sword or a gun and she is
a target. She also has a beast lord for a romantic interest.
Like Rachel Morgan, Kateâ€™s blood makes her special and makes her hunted. Like
Rachel, she has got a smart mouth and a penchant for trouble. And like Rachel,
she wants to do the right thing â€“ most of the time. They live in two very
different, but colorfully populated worlds.
Future Atlanta or The Hollows?
Comment for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble.
Last Weekâ€™s Winner
Angelus wins hands down over Damon Salvatore. It seems that our readers find a
great deal more sympathy in the Salvatore brother who hides passion and love in
his heart versus the demon Angelus who revels in cruelty and abuse for those
around him. Our winner has been notified via email!
A lifelong writer turned author, Heather Long
's first book
available for purchase at Sapphire Blue Publishing. Coming soon is the urban
fantasy: Prime Evil
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11 comments posted.
Interesting question! I choose Future Alanta. Kate's world sounds alittle safer thand Rachel's. I kind of don't like the revenge of the tomatoes!
(Lisa Glidewell 3:38pm November 28, 2009)
I think I'll go with Future Atlanta. I'm curious about the magic and the beast lord.
(Jane Cheung 3:46pm November 28, 2009)
The characters of future Atlanta would beat those of the Hollows. In the latter world, some of the beings are dangerous. In the former, all of them are.
(Mary Anne Landers 5:53pm November 28, 2009)
I will go with the Hollows. I like the revenge of the killer tomatoes, though I doubt I would feel safe in either world.
(Rosemary Krejsa 9:35pm November 28, 2009)