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Smoke and Shadows

(2004)
(The first book in the Smoke and series)
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The Barnes & Noble Review
Smoke and Shadows, the first novel in an exciting trilogy by Tanya Huff, features the main characters from the author's wildly popular Blood quintet (Blood Price, Blood Trail, etc.): Tony Foster, a gay reformed street punk, and Henry Fitzroy, a 450-year-old vampire prince.

Henry and Tony have relocated from Toronto to Vancouver to start a new life. Tony, now 24 years old, has landed a job working as a production assistant for a company that produces a popular syndicated television series about a vampire detective. But trouble seems to follow Tony wherever he goes, and he soon starts seeing strange shadows on the set -- shadows that appear where normal shadows shouldn't be and act as if they're sentient. When an actress mysteriously dies in her dressing room, Tony and his vampiric friend investigate. The trail leads them to Arra Pelindrake, the enigmatic head of special effects for the production company. But when Arra finally discloses who she really is -- a wizard from another realm who escaped annihilation through a rift in space -- Tony and Henry soon find out that the shadows are the least of their worries!

Fans of other popular genre-blending supernatural sagas, like Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake series and Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire novels, will undoubtedly enjoy Smoke and Shadows. An appealing mix of fantasy, horror, romance, and mystery, Huff's story succeeds because it doesn't take itself too seriously and even revels in poking fun at contemporary supernatural icons as well as mainstream science fiction and fantasy. Huff's biting (no pun intended) sense of humor makes this a highly entertaining page-turner. Paul Goat Allen

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Used availability for Tanya Huff's Smoke and Shadows

Hardback Editions

April 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Smoke and Shadows
Author(s): Tanya Huff
ISBN: 0-7564-0183-6 / 978-0-7564-0183-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

March 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Smoke And Shadows
Author(s): Tanya Huff
ISBN: 1-84149-476-3 / 978-1-84149-476-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


March 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Smoke and Shadows (The Smoke Trilogy, Book 1)
Author(s): Tanya Huff
ISBN: 0-7564-0263-8 / 978-0-7564-0263-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Smoke and Shadows
Author(s): Tanya Huff
ISBN: 1-5226-8822-6 / 978-1-5226-8822-8
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Smoke and Shadows
Author(s): Tanya Huff
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


May 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Smoke and Shadows
Author(s): Tanya Huff
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Smoke and Shadows
Author(s): Tanya Huff
Publisher: DAW
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA