By Richard Kadrey
Spyder Lee is a contented guy who lives in San Francisco and owns a tattoo store. One evening an offended demon attempts to chew his head off sooner than he's stored via a stranger. The demon contaminated Spyder with anything lousy - the reality. He can unexpectedly see the area because it fairly is: jam-packed with angels and demons and monsters and monster-hunters. an international jam-packed with black magic and mysteries. those are the Dominions, parallel worlds jam-packed with ask yourself, attractiveness and horror. The Black Clerks, infinitely outdated and infinitely strong beings whose task it's to maintain the Dominions in stability, appear to have new pursuits and a complete new schedule. Dropped into the center of a clash among the Black Clerks and different forces he doesn't absolutely comprehend, Spyder unearths himself searching for a magic publication with the blind swordswoman who stored him. Their trip will take them from deserts to lush palaces, to underground caverns, to the center of Hell itself.
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