The second volume in a noirish, gritty urban fantasy for adults from the bestselling author otherwise known as Darren Shan. The Cardinal is the City and the City is The Cardinal. They are joined at the soul. When Al Jeery is seconded by The Cardinal from guard duties at Party Central to...
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  • More Delight

    More Delight | 12 January 2015

    THIS IS A GOOGLE TRANSLATE OF A DUTCH REVIEW

     

    'Hell's horizon of Darren Shan is the second part in' The City 'trilogy. Part 1 was about Capac Raimi and in this part it is rare. That's just...

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  • The Potted Plot

    The Potted Plot | 01 August 2011

    Well, I have to say I am very satisfied! Darren Shan’s City Trilogy is an amazing three-book ride I highly recommend! Notwithstanding my error in reading “City of Snakes” before “Hell’s...

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  • School Library Journal

    School Library Journal | 01 June 2011

    The companion to The Procession of the Dead (2010) is set in the same strange city peopled with gangsters, villains, and blind Incan priests and ruled over by the enigmatic Cardinal. The action...

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  • Birth Of A New Witch

    Birth Of A new Witch | 22 April 2011

    I’m so, SO glad that I was able to get my hands on the ARC for this. I really loved the first book in this series, “City of the Dead”, and it’s refreshing to see Shan’s style take a grittier turn...

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  • Birth Of A New Witch

    Birth Of A new Witch | 22 February 2011

    ☆:4/5: Shan keeps it real with more adventures in his “City” series.

     

    Review: I’m so, SO glad that I was able to get my hands on the ARC for this. I really loved the first book in this...

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  • Fantasy Book Critic

    Fantasy Book Critic | 10 March 2011

    Hell’s Horizon begins a bit differently than its predecessor as a murder occurs and we get to see who had a hand in it. We are then introduced to Al Jeery who is a lowly soldier in the Cardinal’s...

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  • Dan’s Journal

    Dan's Journal | 18 January 2011

    The Cardinal owns the City and Al is one of his guards. When assigned to investigate the murder of a young woman, Al finds it is his girlfriend Nic. Determined to get the truth, Al finds that...

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  • Book Reporter

    Book Reporter | 15 January 2011

    With the release of the first installment of The City series, adult readers have been inaugurated into Darren Shan's peculiar, dark sense of humor. This bestselling author has a talent for...

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  • Mrs Nelson’s Toy And Book Shop

    Mrs Nelson's Toy And Book Shop | 13 January 2011

    Darren Shan's adult series, The City, makes his Cirque du Freak books look like bedtime stories! His second - and newest - installment, Hell's Horizon, is terrifying and gory (in the best way...

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  • Mrs Nelson’s Blog

    Mrs Nelson's Blog | 13 January 2011

    Darren Shan's adult series, The City, makes his Cirque du Freak books look like bedtime stories! His second - and newest - installment, Hell's Horizon, is terrifying and gory (in the best way...

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  • University City Review

    University City Review | 12 January 2011

    Darren Shan returns to the city ruled by a mob figure, the Cardinal. It takes place at the same time as his previous tale about the Cardinal’s invented, though quite real, people in Procession of...

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  • SFRevu

    SFRevu | 05 January 2011

    The Cardinal rules The City like a deity as he insures the disappearances of sundry people who don't just vanish; they also evaporate from the mind like a shaken Etchosketch.

     

    His Party...

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  • The Review Broads

    The Review Broads | 05 January 2011

    Second in the City trilogy, preceded by NY Times bestseller “Procession of The Dead,” this January release pursues its characters with a vengeance. Al Jeery guards the Cardinal, a person of great...

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  • A Musing Reviews

    A Musing Reviews | 05 January 2011

    This book starts out questionable which should have clued me in. Naked woman nearly dead on bed in a gang-controlled hotel. Not quite dead so maid finishes her off.

     

    The protagonist is Al...

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  • Fantasy Literature

    Fantasy Literature | 01 January 2011

    Darren Shan’s Hell’s Horizon is a weird sequel — if you think it’s weird to completely ignore the hero of the first novel in a trilogy. After describing the mysterious and mystical rise of Capac...

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  • Kirkus Reviews

    Kirkus Reviews | 01 January 2011

    Second installment in Shan's fantasy urban noir series (Procession of the Dead, 2010) set in an unnamed city ruled by fearsome gangster The Cardinal.

     

    Reformed alcoholic Al Jeery is a loyal...

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  • Booklist

    Booklist | 28 December 2010

    Shan’s second book about the City takes place during roughly the same time period as the first (Procession of the Dead, 2010) but features many new characters, only tying together events from...

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  • Publishers Weekly

    Publishers Weekly | 13 December 2010

    Written before Darren O'Shaughnessy became a bestselling young adult author as Darren Shan, this gory companion to June 2010's Procession of the Dead is a twisting, paranormal gangster mystery....

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  • Douglas Preston

    Douglas Preston | 06 December 2010

    Hell’s Horizon by Darren Shan is an ingenious thriller that will keep you turning the pages long after nightfall. Shan creates a compelling dystopian world populated with richly imagined...

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  • Genre Go Round Reviews

    Genre Go Round Reviews | 13 November 2010

    The City is ruled by crime boss the Cardinal. Al "Algiers" Jeery works for the head mobster as a personal guard at Party Central. When Al’s new girlfriend Nic Hornyak is murdered in a hotel owned...

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  • Falcata Times

    Falcata Times | 13 May 2010

    When people thought that they’d had a real ride of a journey with the first novel in this series by Darren, they’re not going to be prepared for the sheer energy as well as action exuded within....

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  • Hell’s Horizon (The Sun UK)

    The Sun (UK) | 26 March 2010

    Al is a member of The Cardinal’s mob of gangsters and has always carried out his job without question. But that’s all set to change when he is told to investigate a gruesome murder that means his...

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  • Hell’s Horizon (SFX USA)

    SFX (USA) | 01 May 2009
    IT’S HARD NOT TO HAVE PRECONCEIVED IDEAS about the books one is asked to review. Sometimes the imminent arrival of that month’s offering fills you with eager anticipation, whereas on other...
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  • Hell’s Horizon (Back To Books USA)

    back-to-books.blogspot.com | 05 May 2009
    The summary of this book is going to be very hard to understand if you haven’t read the first book. You can read my review of Procession of the Dead for a fuller understanding of the story without...
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  • Hell’s Horizon (Good Reads USA)

    goodreads.com | 14 July 2009
    Last year Harper Collins blessed me with an advance edition of “Procession of the Dead”, the first in “The City” series, which ended up being one of my fave books of 08. I eagerly picked up the...
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  • Hell’s Horizon (Booktopia Australia)

    booktopia.com.au | 01 May 2009
    Book 2 in The City Trilogy, a gritty urban fantasy series for adults by the author also known as Darren Shan. Based in an unnamed city run by the enigmatic, all-powerful Cardinal, Hell’s Horizon...
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  • Hell’s Horizon (Samuel’s Reading Chair USA)

    samuelsreadingchair.blogspot.com | 27 September 2009
    ‘Crime with a difference’ would perhaps be an appropriate genre classification for D.B. Shan’s second adult novel, Hell’s Horizon. What begins as a fairly standard (albeit noirish) whodunnit soon...
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  • Hell’s Horizon (Science Fiction Chronicle USA)

    Science Fiction Chronicle (USA) | 01 September 2000

    The sequel to Ayuamarca is also set in an alternate dimension where elements of the Incan civilization emigrated to escape the invaders from Europe. In their own pocket universe, they have...

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  • Hell’s Horizon (Vector USA)

    Vector (USA) | 01 July 2000

    This novel follows Ayuamarca, Book One in the author’s ‘The City’ sequence [reviewed by John Newsinger in Vector 207]. I haven’t read the preceding volume but assume from the series’ subtitle...

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  • Hell’s Horizon (Starlog USA)

    Starlog (USA) | 01 June 2000

    An utterly fascinating and dark sequel to the equally compelling Ayuamarca, in which Darren O’Shaughnessy demonstrates the same quirky, imaginative style which made his first book in the sequence...

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