Black Speculative Fiction Month: Day Four

Title: The Serpent Cult

Author: Howard Night

Where to Find it:

Why You Should Get it: A fan of urban fantasy like Buffy the Vampire Slayer or The Dresden Files could easily get into this book as it contains magic in a city setting.  But you’re given a black male protagonist that is actually portrayed as working on the right side in such a setting.  And unlike those genres, the people in the city are keenly aware of its more mystical elements.  Seems to me like an early precursor of the rising magepunk genre…


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