cover image Under the Hill: Bomber’s Moon

Under the Hill: Bomber’s Moon

Alex Beecroft. Samhain, $5.50 e-book (227p) ISBN 978-1-60928-724-5

Ben Chaudhry stumbles into a world of trouble when he wakes to a procession of faeries in his yard. Fearing for his sanity, he asks gruff, old-fashioned military veteran Chris Gatrell, leader of a paranormal group, to help banish the fae from his life. As the attraction grows between the two, a WWII navigator with a connection to Chris fights to escape imprisonment in an usurping faerie queen’s court as war brews between the fae and humankind. Beecroft’s writing dazzles, brimming with lush descriptions of worldly and otherworldly landscapes, taut conflict, and two finely drawn romantic leads. Young, headstrong Ben, an Indian immigrant who has faced down racism, and older Chris, who is haunted by homophobic conditioning of a society long gone, are an unusual and deeply human pair, and readers will delight in every moment of their adventure. (Apr.)