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Virgin Jackson is the senior ranger in Birrimun Park – the world’s last natural landscape, overshadowed though it is by a sprawling coastal megacity. She maintains public safety and order in the park, but her bosses have brought out a hotshot cowboy to help her catch some drug runners who are affecting tourism. She senses the company is holding something back from her, and she’s not keen on working with an outsider like Nate Sixkiller.

When an imaginary animal from her troubled teenage years reappears, Virgin takes it to mean one of two things: a breakdown (hers!) or a warning. When the dead bodies start piling up around her and Nate, she decides on the latter.

Something terrible is about to happen in the park and Virgin and her new partner are standing in its path…

“This is the first novel by Marianne de Pierres I’ve read, and I hope to read more about Virgin Jackson and (perhaps) Nate Sixkiller. A fun romp that is much more than the parts which comprise it.”
– Tor.Com”

“Move over stale f/sf themes; enter: Peacemaker, a wholly original and thrilling fantasy adventure.”
– Looking for a Good Book

“Marrianne de Pierres takes  urban fantasy and societal downfall in a unique and intriguing direction. I’m such a huge fan of this author and both her versatility and intricacy in storytelling. Peacemaker is visionary, it’s so different and marries elements that remind me of space opera, with urban fantasy unlike anything we’ve seen before, intermingled with elements of the old Western pulp stories with stunning results.”
– The Conversationalist

Peacemaker rollicks along at a cracking pace, and I found myself holding my breath in anticipation at times, which is always a good sign! I got to the end of the book and flipped the last page in disappointment, because while the story ended well (albeit definitely set up for the next volume), I simply didn’t want it to stop. Bring on the next instalment!”
– Fablecroft

“Tired of the same old thing when it comes to urban fantasy? Look no further than Virgin Jackson.”
– My Bookish Ways

“I liked a lot about this book. There were plenty of twists, turns, and double crosses… Peacemaker is a good sf mystery for people looking for something a little different. Four stars.”
– Dangerous Dan

“The beautiful thing about Peacemaker is the mystical. Virgin quickly realizes that her world is not what it seems and de Pierres navigates this storyline well. My favorite elements were that of a spirit guide and the facets of many cultures are woven into an investigation. As a nice parallel to the magic element, de Pierres has a strong political subplot. We are able to see the world shaped as anyone who believes in something out of the norm is placed at the fringes of society. De Pierres not only shows us the state of the world she writes in but also what the fictional movers and shakers wanted it to be and where they still want it to go.”
– Literary Escapism

Peacemaker is definitely a cut above the standard for books of this type: intelligent, witty and with a good heart. If you’re looking for a fast read that surprises and engages, then look no further.”
– The Newtown Review of Books

Marianne de Pierres is the author of the acclaimed Parrish Plessis and award-winning Sentients of Orion science fiction series. The Parrish Plessis series has been translated into eight languages and adapted into a roleplaying game. She's also the author of a bestselling teen dark fantasy series entitled Night Creatures and writes award-winning crime under the pseudonym Marianne Delacourt. She lives in Brisbane, Australia.

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Virgin’s in a tight spot. A murder rap hangs over her head and isn’t likely to go away unless she agrees to work for an organisation called GJIC (the Global Joint Intelligence Commission).

Being blackmailed is one thing, discovering that her mother is both alive and the President of GJIC is quite another. Then there’s the escalation of Mythos sightings and the bounty on her head.

Oddly, Hamish is the only one she can rely on. Life is complicated.

“These books read like a cross between old Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns fused with Robert A. Heinlein, Frank Herbert or Alfred Bester. It is an awesome mix of western, soft science fiction and a strong bent to religious studies or spiritual realities. The three authors mentioned above all among my all time favourites going back to when I was just a teen gorging on any book I could get my hands on, and comparing de Pierres to them is among the highest praise I can give.”
– Book Reviews and More

“I can easily say that while I very much enjoyed Peacemaker, I adored Mythmaker. It’s like nothing else I’ve read before. The mashing of genres, the world, the action of the city and the solace of the park, the suspense and the detective work. Marianne de Pierres makes this type of story-telling an art-form, but best of all, she does it with characters and relationships you can’t help but fall in love with.”
– MandyWrangles

“If you are looking for unique, beautifully written urban fantasy, this series is for you. Peacemaker and Mythmaker are visionary and deeply satisfying books to read.”
– The Conversationalist

“de Pierres has crafted a weird and wonderful world, populated it with various larger than life characters, and makes sure there is plenty of friction between each and every one of them.”
– Fantasy Book Review

“Set within the glorious backdrop of a desolate Australian outback, Mythmaker blends the energy of an old style Western with the splendour of classic SF. Hypnotic, lyrical language adds depth to this background, which Virgin is desperately trying to conserve.”
– Terror Tree

“In Mythmaker, de Pierres, once again immerses us in her writing with terrific world building and a cracking pace. The genre blending of western, crime, sci-fi and fantasy still held all its appeal as it did in the first book and the characters just get even better.”
– Views & Reviews

“If you liked Peacemaker and want to read more about the characters, then I definitely recommend reading Mythmaker.”
– Tsana’s Reads & Reviews

“This is terrific urban fantasy.”
– Richard’s SF Rambling

Marianne de Pierres is the author of the acclaimed Parrish Plessis and award-winning Sentients of Orion science fiction series. The Parrish Plessis series has been translated into eight languages and adapted into a roleplaying game. She's also the author of a bestselling teen dark fantasy series entitled Night Creatures and writes award-winning crime under the pseudonym Marianne Delacourt. She lives in Brisbane, Australia.

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