Today, I am super happy to be on the tour for the #BBNYA21 Finalist novel The Nine. Thanks to The Write Reads for having me on the tour and the copy of the book! First, a little about the BBNYA:
BBNYA is a yearly competition where Book Bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors. If you are an author and wish to learn more about the BBNYA competition, you can visit the official BBNYA website or Twitter.
The sign-ups will soon be open for the 2022 BBNYA competition, be it for authors to enter their books, or for bloggers wanting to be part of the new panel, so keep your eyes peeled!!
Gabe is recruited to join the most dangerous organization the world has never heard about.
As a double agent he has to fight within their ranks to stop them, all with no training, no experience and no support. If he’s caught, they will tear him apart. But that’s not the real twist.
Gabe is dead, he lives in Hell and Judas Iscariot just became his new boss.
Judas assigns Gabe a beautiful new partner with plans to sow a disease that could wipe out the modern world. Without revealing his true identity, he must find a way to deal with insect wielding super agents, firestorms, and worst of all, the nauseating envisage travel to get Topside to save the earth.
If you enjoy the Dresden Files snark and Sandman Slim grit, the THE NINE, book one in the Judas Files urban fantasy series, should be the next book added to your bookshelf
Well, if you love fantasy, that makes you laugh as well. The Nine is a book for you. Such an exciting story with plenty of humour to keep a smile on your face (it did for me).
We meet Gabe, now dead and living in The Nine, in hell. He is in Scrapyard City and runs a blackmarket shop, where he trades items for information basically. He finds himself recruited into The ‘Judas Agency’. He is given an important job by Judas himself, but after finding he clashes with other agents, he worries he will not be able to complete his job.
It’s such a great story. For me, I was already laughing on the first few pages, and it just kept giving! An urban fantasy that captured my imagination immediately. I just pictured everything so clearly. C.G Harris’s world building was excellent; I was there with Gabe throughout in this interesting world.
The characters are spot on, Gabe himself is an interesting one, and his personal narration of the story is just great. When he is partnered up at the agency, it doesn’t start well, but we see their relationship develop as they go on their missions.
We do have to remember this IS hell, so not everything goes well, and we see some horrible things. These are depicted well, not bring over done or too offensive for the story.
I have to say, I loved this book, from beginning to end. A fast-paced read, with an intriguing and funny premise that just clicked for me. With characters who you could see growing throughout the story and plenty of action, it is a worthy finalist in my eyes. I will definitely be reading more of this author’s work.
C.G. Harris is an award winning science-fiction and fantasy author from Colorado who draws inspiration from favorites, Jim Butcher, Richard Kadrey and Brandon Sanderson. For nearly a decade, Harris has escaped the humdrum of the real world by creating fictional characters and made-up realities. When not writing, Harris spends time collecting the illusive arcade token, from the golden age when Dig Dug and Frogger were king. Harris knows the value of such a collection will only be seen in the confused faces of those family members left behind long after C.G. Harris is gone.
C.G. Harris is the combined persona of writers Kerrie Flanagan and Chuck Harrelson.