The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion

The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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Danielle Cain is a queer punk rock traveller, jaded from a decade on the road. Searching for clues about her best friend's mysterious and sudden suicide, she ventures to the squatter, utopian town of Freedom, Iowa. All is not well in Freedom, however: things went awry after the town's residents summoned a protector spirit to serve as their judge and executioner. Danielle shows up in time to witness the spirit - a blood-red, three-antlered deer - begin to turn on its summoners. Danielle and her new friends have to act fast if they're going to save the town - or get out alive. A story of ancient witchcraft among modern-day vagabonds, and about the hope we find in the strangest of places.
Publisher: New York, NY : Tor, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780765397362
0765397366
Branch Call Number: FIC KILLJOY
Characteristics: 127 pages ; 21 cm.

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Danielle came to Freedom to investigate her friend's suicide, but now has to save her new friends when control is lost over a guardian spirit.

A group of punks have created the ideal anarchist community with a demonic deer as their guardian. Only now it seems to have gone rogue…. Suggested by Kaley


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ghostwthemost
Apr 26, 2019

This was SO good! I hadn't expected it to be so short when I picked it up, but there's a lot of story packed into few pages. The characters are all so easy to grow attached to, and even the ones who you might not see much of manage to leave a distinct impression. I'm really excited to keep reading this series and see more from Margaret Killjoy.

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aaronwriterguy
Oct 26, 2018

This is the first book in an ongoing anarcho-punk urban fantasy series. I've already read the sequel and I'm looking forward to reading more from Killjoy.

JessicaGma Sep 04, 2018

James_Gifford offers a great review so check that one out. Fantasy-anarco-punk tale.

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James_Gifford
May 21, 2018

This is a hard book to describe but an easy book to read. Killjoy covers a lot of ground in a short narrative, which is hard—the quick pacing makes that work. Because I've read Killjoy earlier (but hadn't realized this was the same person), the themes were familiar. The balance between narrative and ideas is the challenge for this book. I think Killjoy makes it work, in the novel form, in part by keeping a brisk pace and clear direction for the action. I enjoyed this a lot. I read it in a single sitting. I think other people would do the same.

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mclarjh
Apr 30, 2018

Bad zombie anarchy trans story.

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