Whiskey and Water: A Novel of the Promethean Age
by Elizabeth Bear
Cover Artist: Paul Youll
Review by Paige Roberts
Roc Trade Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780451461490
Date: 03 July 2007 List Price $14.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Matthew, the magician linked to the soul of New York City who can no longer work magic since ending the Faerie war, stumbles across a murder committed by a peryton, the soul of a murderer reincarnated as a beast rather like a carnivorous winged stag with claws. Christopher Marlowe leaves Hell where he has lived for many years as Lucifer's lover, and travels to New York in the company of Whiskey, the Kelpie, a spirit of the sea who is both black and white, and both a horse and a man. Kit Marlowe challenges Jane Andraste, the Archmage who was once Matthew's mentor, but is now his enemy, to a duel to the death. From official release/information:
Book Description: Several years ago, Matthew the Magician ended an age-old war. It only cost him everything-and everyone-he knew and loved. Turning against his mentor, Jane Andraste, in the realm of Faerie left him physically crippled and his power shattered.
But Matthew remains the protector of New York City. So when he finds a young woman brutally murdered by a Fae creature, he must bring her killer to justice before Jane uses the crime to justify more war-and before he confronts an even larger threat in the greatest Adversary of all...
(Source: Roc Trade)