Release Date: 01/09/11
Over the past few thousand years, Fabio has come to hate his job. As Fate, he's in charge of assigning the fortunes and misfortunes that befall most of the human race - the 83 per cent who keep screwing things up. And with the steady rise in population since the first Neanderthal set himself on fire, he can't exactly take a vacation. Frustrated with his endless parade of drug addicts and career politicians, it doesn't help watching Destiny guide her people to Nobel Peace Prizes. To make matters worse, he has a five-hundred-year-old feud with Death, and his best friends are Sloth and Gluttony. And worst of all? He's just fallen in love with a human. Sara Griffen might be on Destiny's path, but Fabio keeps bumping into her - by accident at first, and then on purpose. Getting involved with her breaks Rule No. 1 - and about ten others - setting off some cosmic-sized repercussions that could strip him of his immortality...or lead to a fate worse than death.
SG Browne is one of those authors that you’re never quite sure what you’ll get with their latest work. Breaking in on the Urban Fantasy Genre last year with Breathers (a zombie tale) I just couldn’t wait to see what would arrive next and believe me this latest title beats the previous hands down.
Within this book is a tale that is reminiscent of Piers Anthony’s Incarnations of Immortality series, with rounded characters that you’d love to hang around, a weird and quirky look at the universe as a whole alongside a plot that has hope for us all. It’s fun and whilst at times quite dark, this is a book that has that ray of light throughout. Finally add to this a dark twisted sense of humour mixed up with great pace as well as prose and it was a superb piece of escapism that was hard to put down. Cracking.