Our 2012 Best Bets: Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey


2012 is nearly upon us. It’s a new year of authors publishing books; it’s a new year of fans reading them. And of course, there are some great novels coming out in the New Year.

After highlighting the Best of 2011, we at Unbound Worlds decided to look at what is coming in 2012—and post those titles we think will be the best bets of the year!

Today’s 2012 Best Bet is Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey

Jacqueline Carey has been one of the best writers in the last decade. She is responsible for the Kushiel and Naamah series, several trilogies that most find epic in nature. With a growing fan base and many New York Times bestsellings over the years, she proves herself again and again with every story she tells.

Jacqueline is leaving epic stories behind though in 2012. At the end of the year, she is publishing Dark Currents, an urban fantasy quite unlike the urban fantasy we’ve seen in recent years. Here is a bit more about it:

Dark Currents is set in a small Midwestern resort town where paranormal tourism is a booming business. Daisy Johanssen, an incubus’ daughter raised by a loving single mom, is the liaison between the eldritch community and mundane authorities. Most of the time that doesn’t entail anything more challenging than retrieving stolen goods from a puckish pickpocket or tracking down a tourist led astray by a will-o’-the-wisp, but when a young man drowns in an apparent accident that’s not what it seems, Daisy’s job turns deadly earnest.

In 2011, Jacqueline stopped in Seattle and read a chapter from Dark Currents:

Jacqueline Carey Seattle Event For Naamah’s Blessing from Unbound Worlds on Vimeo.

I’m super excited about Dark Currents. Personally, I really enjoy when writers depart what they are known for and try something new. Urban fantasy of this nature is new for Jacqueline. It should result in something fresh and different. And when the year is over with, I have a feeling Dark Currents will likely be in my Best of 2012.

More next year!