Flesh Circus by Lilith SaintcrowFlesh Circus by Lilith Saintcrow

Flesh Circus

byLilith Saintcrow

Mass Market Paperback | December 1, 2009

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The Cirque de Charnu has come.

They will clean out the demons and the suicides, and move on. As long as they stay within the rules, Jill Kismet can't deny them entry. But she can watch--and if they step out of line, she'll send them packing.

When Cirque performers start dying grotesquely, Kismet has to find out why, or the fragile truce won't hold and her entire city will become a carnival of horror. She also has to play the resident hellbreed power against the Cirque to keep them in line, and find out why ordinary people are needing exorcisms. And then there's the murdered voodoo practitioners, and the zombies.

An ancient vengeance is about to be enacted. The Cirque is about to explode. And Jill Kismet is about to find out some games are played for keeps...

Jill Kismet Novels
Night Shift
Hunter's Prayer
Redemption Alley
Flesh Circus
Heaven's Spite
Angel Town

Jill Kismet(omnibus)

For more from Lilith Saintcrow, check out:
Gallow and Ragged
Trailer Park Fae

Bannon and Clare
The Iron Wyrm Affair
The Red Plague Affair
The Ripper Affair
The Damnation Affair(e-only)

Dante Valentine Novels
Working for the Devil
Dead Man Rising
Devil's Right Hand
Saint City Sinners
To Hell and Back

Dante Valentine(omnibus)

A Romance of Arquitaine Novels
The Hedgewitch Queen
The Bandit King
Blood Call(coming August 2015)
Lilith Saintcrow was born in New Mexico, bounced around the world as an Air Force brat, and fell in love with writing when she was ten years old. She currently lives in Vancouver, WA.
Title:Flesh CircusFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 6.75 × 4.5 × 1 inPublished:December 1, 2009Publisher:OrbitLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316035459

ISBN - 13:9780316035453

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Everyone Loves the Circus As if poor Jill Kismet, the only Hunter in Santa Luz, doesn't have enough on her plate, things only get worse when the Cirque de Charnu comes to town. Demonspawn and Traders delight, but it's up to Jill to keep her city safe. Although she has no choice but to let them set up shop, an uneasy treaty between the Ringmaster, Perry, Santa Luz's resident hellbreed in power, and Jill is struck and the Ringmaster must give up a hostage against his and his minions promise of good behaviour. As long as they obey the rules, no one gets hurt. Too bad members of the circus start showing up dead, and the hostage's life is threatened. When zombies start turning up all over the city and there seems to be a sinister link back to the circus, Jill really isn't surprised. She must get to the bottom of the mystery and put a stop to it before the pact with the circus is broken and all hell (literally) breaks loose. As usual, Saintcrow has provided an action packed, page turning story. Poor Jill is run ragged with this one. To make matters worse, something is up with Saul. He hasn't been the same since coming back to town after the death of his mother. Not known to be one to walk on eggshells, Jill doesn't have a clue what to do about the situation with Saul, but it may come to a head before she's ready, forcing her to deal with her relationship whether she wants to or not. While not my favourite in the series, it was still a great read. The main reason I didn't like this book as much is because of the whole Saul/relationship subplot. Jill is such a kickass heroine yet she undervalues herself and seems to have such low self esteem. She has this great relationship with Saul but for her there is always an undercurrent of doubt, like she's just waiting for him to come to his senses and dump her. I was also disappointed that Perry had such a small role. I've been waiting for his 'revenge' on Jill for losing out on the bargain with her, but so far he seems to be biding his time, although maybe less than patiently. I read in a recent interview with Saintcrow that there are two more books left in Jill's story. I can't wait! Book 5, Heaven's Spite, is due out in 2010.
Date published: 2009-11-30