Lila Black is going to Hell. Ever since the Quantum Bomb of 2015 things have been different; the dimensions have fused and suddenly our world is accessible to elves, demons, ghosts and elementals - and their worlds are open to us.
Special Agent Lila Black has been different too: tortured and magic-scarred by elves, re-built by humans into a half-robot, part-AI, nuclear-fuelled walking arsenal, and carrying the essence of a dead elven necromancer in her chest, sometimes she has trouble figuring out who she really is. And that’s without mentioning that her boyfriend’s a half-elf, half-demon international rock-star. So a mission to Hell isn’t exactly what she needs. The heart of art, of pleasure, sensuality and politics, Demonia is glorious and terrible. And, an assassination attempt, three marriage proposals and one ruined dress after her arrival, it seems Demonia might be more complicated than Lila thought.
Justina Robson’s superb series combines her trademark themes of the nature of identity and reality, magic and technology, with a break-neck plot, a mischievous sense of fun and a seriously sexy new heroine.
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