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To Kill a Unicorn

(The first book in the Chronicles of Cain series)
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To do list: Remove the curse of Cthulhu. Kill a demigod. Eat a unicorn heart.

My name is Cain Sthyldor, a former assassin for the fae. I may not be a wizard from Chicago, an iron druid on the run, a hot-tempered maker who hates girl scouts, or part of a destructive duo from New York City, but I guarantee you'll be entertained.

I've been donkey-kicked by the Minotaur and met Death in person. I'm cursed by Cthulhu, know a gorgon, and have a pet octopus named Fred.

The fae hate me because I started a war to free myself from their clutches. The humans hate me because I used to work for the fae. My only real friends are a bartending elf and a half-fae assassin who claims she'll kill me for the price on my head--one day. Until then, we'll be sipping mangoritas at Voltaire's.

These days I'm a tracker and bounty hunter for a supernatural agency called Eclipse. I may not assassinate anymore, but I find elusive targets and what Eclipse does with them is none of my business. At least until now. My target is a teenaged girl, and I don't like the thought of ordinary kids being taken or killed. But when I refuse to do the deed, I'm suddenly being hunted by a demigod who can hurl lightning like nobody's business.

The fae told us the gods are dead. Apparently, they're very much alive, and Zeus is still up to his dirty little shenanigans. His kid is now an assassin for a group called the Divine Council, and they want this girl dead.
Stupidly, I take her under my protection, and now I've got Eclipse, a demigod, and several other competing factions who all want the girl for their own nefarious purposes. And it doesn't take long for me to find out why.
The factions are weaponizing demigods. Some want to use them against the fae. Some want to rule the world. And others want to kill the gods themselves.

To top it off, the curse of Cthulhu is eating me to the bone, and the only way to cure it is to eat a living unicorn heart. Unfortunately, unicorns are thought extinct—all but one. The girl, it turns out, is the key to me getting that last unicorn heart so mine can keep on beating.

With the gods, the fae, and the rest of the supernatural world hunting me, the odds look grim. But I've survived too much and outsmarted too many to give up now.

I will not run. I will not hide. It's time the high and mighty find out what real fear feels like.

If you like Jim Butcher, Sarah J. Maas, Kevin Hearne, Steve McHugh, Michael Anderle, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Shannon Mayer, or K.F. Breene, you won't be able to put down the highly addictive Chronicles of Cain.

“John Corwin, Jim Butcher, and Kevin Hearne are easily my favorite Urban Fantasy Authors. In that order.” — John Corwin's Mom

What Amazon readers are saying:
★★★★★ ‘My son's books are the best!’ -John's Mom
★★★★★ ‘I like Cain even more than Dresden!’
★★★★★ ‘The Chronicles of Cain should be a TV series.’
★★★★★ ‘Corwin's breath may stink, but his writing is superb.’
★★★★�� ‘I laughed, I cried, I soiled my pants. That's when I realized I'd chewed laxative gum.'
★★★★★ ‘If you don't want a mangorita with a plastic pirate sword and little umbrella after this, you've got your priorities wrong.’
★★★★★ ‘This book had me hooked from chapter one!’
★★★★★ ‘Corwin's plots are so unique I never see what's coming around the corner.’
★★★★★ ‘Lovecraftian vibes throughout and Cthulhu! What more could you want?’
��★★★★ ‘Only my mother in-law scares me more than Cthulhu.’

Bow before Cthulhu and read the Chronicles of Cain.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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