Jasmine Farah and Rocco di Angelo are competing for the same job in a dusty office in a secret Federal agency run by the mysterious, menacing Jefferson Davis Crawley – “Creepy” Crawley, as he’s known.
When Crawley is murdered in front of them after their first day on the job, Jasmine and Rocco are left to figure out who killed their new boss, and exactly what a job in the so-called Department of Magic entails. And magic, it seems, is nothing like it seems in children’s books; it’s dark and bloody and sexual.
What follows is a nightmare gallop through a world of ghosts, spooks, vampires, demons, and the minions of South American and Voodoo gods hell-bent on destroying the world and subjugating all America in the year 2012.
Only Rock and Jazz, in the company of a ragtag team of urhobos – homeless guardians of the District of Columbia– can prevent it by resurrecting “Goddess America” in a mystical ceremony on the Fourth of July, as the story reaches its bittersweet and unforeseen climax.
Rod Kierkegaard, Jr. Joins the Curiosity Quills Press Catalogue with 3 New Titles
Curiosity Quills Press announces a 3-book deal with author-illustrator Rod Kierkegaard, Jr., including The Department of Magic, The God Particle, and Family Cursemas. Edited by author Vicki Keire, the CQ team expects Rod's tales to hit a high note with readers - starting this holiday season:
Rod Kierkegaard, Jr is a writer and cartoonist best known in the US for his comic strip, "Rock Opera", which ran as a regular feature in Heavy Metal Magazine during the 1980s. From the Lambiek.net website:
"The controversial Rod Kierkegaard Jr. is the artist of works like 'The X-Generation', 'Shooting Stars', 'Rock Opera' and most recently 'Joysuit', a comic series entirely made on the computer. Kierkegaard had his comic work published in magazine Heavy Metal, and also works in the cinematographic field, as well as the field of computer designing."
He is the author of two French graphic novel collections, "Stars Massacre", (released in the US as "Shooting Stars") and "Rock Monstres", both published by Editions Albin Michel, Paris. His first novel, “Obama Jones & The Logic Bomb”, is published by: