Angel's Ink: The Asylum Tales

Paperback | October 16, 2012

byJocelynn Drake

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“A lot of fun, with a whole new take on the dark urban fantasy. Bright and breezy, with fascinating characters, and a background with hidden depths. Drake puts the ink in incredible.”
—Simon R. Green

Angel’s Ink is an other-earthly blend of magic and technology in the best tradition of urban fantasy that refused to let me go. The continuing Asylum Tales promise to be intriguing and wildly inventive.”
—Kim Harrison

“Gritty, authentic and fast-paced! This urban fantasy series rocks!”
 —J.R. Ward

The superstars of urban fantasy agree—Angel’s Ink, the first book in Jocelyn Drake’s Asylum Tales is a winner! Genre fans who know—and love—Drake’s phenomenal, New York Times bestselling Dark Days novels will be blown away by this dark and seductive new series. Meet Gage, a magical tattoo artist trying to remain hidden and alive in a world where elves, faeries, trolls, werewolves, and vampires mingle freely with humans, and warlocks and witches rule the roost with merciless cruelty. Angel’s Ink indelibly marks the beginning of something phenomenal and every reader whose tastes run to the supernatural—those who can’t wait to sink their teeth into the latest Patricia Briggs, Carrie Vaughn, Kelley Armstrong, or Jim Butcher—will want to fly with this Angel.

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“A lot of fun, with a whole new take on the dark urban fantasy. Bright and breezy, with fascinating characters, and a background with hidden depths. Drake puts the ink in incredible.”—Simon R. Green“Angel’s Ink is an other-earthly blend of magic and technology in the best tradition of urban fantasy that refused to let me go. The contin...

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Buyer beware . . .Looking for a tattoo—and maybe a little something extra: a burst of good luck, a dollop of true love, or even a hex on an ex? Head to the quiet and mysterious Gage, the best skin artist in town. Using unique potions—a blend of extraordinary ingredients and special inks—to etch the right symbol, he can fulfill any hear...

Jocelynn Drake is theNew York Timesbestselling author of the Dark Days series and lives in Florida. When not at her desk, she is most likely to be found playing video games, watching movies, or hanging with her family.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:October 16, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062117858

ISBN - 13:9780062117854

Customer Reviews of Angel's Ink: The Asylum Tales

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from A wizard, a troll, and a faery walk into a tattoo parlor. Should be the makings for a good story, but it's trying so hard to be the Dresden Files (with the supernatural elements openly acknowledged and partially ruling the world) that it misses the mark pretty wide. Add to that trying to set up what appears to be every conflict for the entire series, and you have a mangled mess. Too much set up without enough background, plot, or character development.
Date published: 2014-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great new series! a href="http://kaleidoscopereviews.com"Kaleidoscope Reviews/a Gage is a warlock in a tight spot. He's the only one to ever survive leaving the collective of witches and warlocks, and the only reason Gage isn't dead is because he's agreed to masquerade as a human and to not use magic. As a tattoo artist, Gage has a little leeway with the latter, for tattoos in Low Town can come with a little something extra in the ink. Need help with your love life? You can get a love potion mixed in with your ink and presto! Your social calendar will be full. Gage also has been allowed to use magic in case of self-defense. And in his case, he really needs it. Trouble has a knack for finding Gage. Gage's old warlock mentor isn't happy about Gage being free. In fact, his mentor seems desperate to eliminate Gage at any cost. But that's just one of Gage's many problems: He's recently completed a tattoo for a woman that accidentally made her immortal. And now the grim reaper is ticked because he didn't get to collect her soul. He'll happily take Gage's soul instead, if Gage can't make her mortal again. Gage's employee and sort-of girlfriend, Trixie, is also masquerading as a human tattoo artist, until her elf kin come to take her home. Trixie doesn't want to go back to living with the elves, and Gage vows to help her stay in Low Town. And then there's the matter of an unhappy customer... Gage is a great character, and aside for his knack for getting into trouble, he has a heart and a conscience-- both of which seem to make more trouble for him, not less. The combination of magic and tattoo artistry provides a new venue for urban fantasy with potential for conflict and entertainment. It's nice to see some new creatures, too. Warlocks, elves, trolls are the main creatures featured, but Low Town is populated with other interesting creatures, including a talking cat. ANGEL'S INK is quite different from Jocelynn Drake's vampire series, Dark Days series, but recognizable as a Jocelynn Drake creation. Where the Dark Days series was very dark in voice and tone, the Asylum Tales series is light. It's urban fantasy that edges closer to humour than horror. ANGEL'S INK is full of action and plenty of characters trying to escape their problem pasts. With a satisfying ending, it's a great start to what promises to be a fabulous new series. Check this one out if you like urban fantasy with action and characters who keep getting themselves into tangles.
Date published: 2012-11-01

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“Gritty, authentic and fast-paced! This urban fantasy series rocks!”