Owl and the City of Angels

By Kristi Charish


Most people try to get a full time job. Alix was coerced into one.

Alix Hiboux, better known now as Owl, international antiquities thief for hire, is settling into her new job as a contract thief for Vegas mogul Mr. Kurosawa, a red dragon with a penchant for ancient, supernatural artifacts. And now he has his sights set on a collection from the mysterious and recently discovered Syrian City of the Dead.

Well, on a the bright side, at least this time the artifacts are sitting in an L.A. recluse’s private collection, and not some supernaturally infested temple. Simple, right?

In Owl’s experience ‘simple’ and ‘supernatural’ belong together about as well as her Cat, Captain, and a swimming pool. There’s more to the artifacts and the ancient City of the Dead than meets the eyes.

To stop the resurrection of an undead army set on the invasion of Los Angeles, Owl heads to one of the most volatile regions of the world to break into a heavily guarded archaeological site. A detour through Libya and a run in with Somali pirates branching out into the lucrative world of black market antiquities means Owl is going to be close to the wire to stop a supernatural disaster.

And though Alexander and the Paris vampires have stopped stalking her apartment, they’ve by no means forgotten their death grudge against Owl.

To top everything off, Owl finds out the hard way that the City of Angels is anything but.


Kristi Charish is the author of Owl and the Japanese Circus and Owl and the City of Angels, the first two books in an urban fantasy series about a modern-day “Indiana Jane” who reluctantly navigates the hidden supernatural world. She writes what she loves: adventure heavy stories featuring strong, savvy female protagonists, pop culture, and the occasional RPG fantasy game thrown in the mix. She is also the Canadian co-hosting half of the Hugo nominated Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing Podcast.

Kristi is also scientist with a BSc and MSc from Simon Fraser University in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and a PhD in Zoology from the University of British Columbia. Her specialties are genetics, cell biology, and molecular biology, all of which she draws upon in her writing.

Visit her at KristiCharish.com and follow her on Twitter @KristiCharish.