cover image No Sleep Till Doomsday

No Sleep Till Doomsday

Laurence MacNaughton. Pyr, $18 trade paper (288p) ISBN 978-1-63388-496-0

Crystal sorceress Dru and her eclectic group of friends, including a literal speed demon trapped in a classic muscle car, once again fend off the end of the world in Macnaughton’s third eclectic fantasy novel (after It Happened One Doomsday). In this alternate Denver, humans can turn into animals and magic is everywhere. Dru plans on using the lull in catastrophic events to find a cure for the curse afflicting her friend and crush, Greyson. But when Dru, her friend Opal, and her sometimes-friend Salem all have amulets of power stolen on the same night, it’s clear that someone’s attempting Armageddon, again. Sharp action scenes and pinpoint plotting keep the pages quickly turning, and crisp characterization and Macnaughton’s obvious passion for intricate detail immerse readers into a terrifying, unforgettable world. Series fans will relish this installment. Agent: Kristin Nelson, Nelson Literary. (Oct.)