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READ & DOWNLOAD ë Delirium ↠ Urban Fantasy with a Cyberpunk Twist first episode of the nine part serialWhat’s your life worth on the open market In this gritty urban fantasy debt collectors take your life energy and give it to someone “worthy” all while paying the price with black marks on their soulsLirium plays the part of the grim reaper well wClimb out of againContains mature content and themesDelirium is approximately 12000 words or 48 pages and is the first of nine episodes in the first season of The Debt Collector serial It is recommended that you start with the first season but each season is a complete story for that debt collector and can serve as an entry point to the series There are five planned seasons in the Debt Collector series the first four each from the perspective of a different debt collector with the fifth season bringing all four togethe. So good Unexpected The only downside is the lead is soooo young yet had wisdom out his ass I'm still excited to see where the rest of this goes

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Urban Fantasy with a Cyberpunk Twist first episode of the nine part serialWhat’s your life worth on the open market In this gritty urban fantasy debt collectors take your life energy and give it to someone “worthy” all while paying the price with black marks on their soulsLirium plays the part of the grim reaper well with his dark trenchcoat jackboots and the black marks on his soul that every debt collector carries He's just in it for his cut the ten percent of the life energy he collects before he transfers it. 35 STARSthey tally it up and when your debts medical bills taxes that foolish vacation you took in the Bahamas on credit when all of it is no longer worth your future productive contribution to society otherwise known as the price of your life on the open market they call in the debt collectors As a first book in a series I thought this was pretty impressive True the world building is still pretty flimsy and the protagonists are severely lacking in the personality department but in terms of keeping my interest for it’s short length and making me curious for the next one Delirium was pretty goodThe premise incorporates some elements of that film In Time where time is the new currency except here someone is tasked to collect the remaining time from a dying person whose remaining days alive is deemed worthless by some obscurely depicted agency This remaining time is transferred to someone whose life is valued in society and thus needs to be prolonged for example a scientist researching the cure for cancer Lirium is one such collector and he paints a pretty detailed picture of his way of life as he runs through the motions of his job and the rituals involved in dealing with the after sex alcohol and depression Conflict arises when the prostitute he hires turns out to have an extraordinary and illegal proposition for him in exchange for her services ”If you help my sister” she says very solemnly “I’ll have sex with you just like I said”I take the shoes from her break off the dangling busted heel and hand it back with a smirk “Then we better go see if you actually have a sister” For some reason this story played out in my imagination like a late 90s Japanese anime OAV much in the stylistic not necessarily thematic vein of Kite Lirium is a hardened and cynical hero immersed in the grisly world of prostitution substance abuse and social injustice now forced in a situation that leads him to uestion everything he has believed in The conflicts presented here were personal for Lirium though it plants some seeds of doubt that will probably play a role later on in the bigger picture The characters did feel lacking any perceivable depth in them coming across as perfunctory devices meant to deliver the interesting setting Though I suppose this was intentional giving much room for the reader to be curious enough to discover about Lirium and Elena in the next books I still felt some personality and background from either protagonists would’ve been welcome Elena felt like a two dimensional stereotype and the finer details on Lirium’s job as a collector came across a little rudimentary I was particularly fuzzy on how the alcohol and the sex factors in the story These were details that I felt needed to be clear this early in the series seeing as its a vital component of this instalment’s plot That being said this was a pretty solid introduction to a very intriguing story One that promises edge grit and complexity in its progression Review Copy provided by the publishersAlso on BookLikes

REVIEW Æ MONEYEXPRESSCARD.CO.UK Ò Susan Kaye Quinn

DeliriumOn to the high potentials the people who will make the world a better place with their brains their work and their lives That hit of life energy a bottle of vodka and a visit from one of Madam Anastazja's sex workers keep him alive stable and mostly sane until he collects again But when his recovery ritual is disrupted by a sex worker who isn't what she seems he has to choose between doing an illegal hit for a girl whose story has holes than his soul or facing the bottle alone a dark pit he's not sure he'll be able to. This is a fabulous short read currently free on that introduces a gorgeousdark new world Our main character Lirium is a struggling debt collector meaning he's paid to absorb the life force of the dying and transfer it over to those who need it I'm a sucker for the damaged ones and they don't come damaged than Lirium He struggles with the constant highs and lows literally of his profession drinks and sexes himself into a stupor and is on the fast train to derailment You only scratch the surface with this opening episode but the full season is just a few dollars so you don't feel like you've been hooked into a money pit which some serials take advantage ofIt's dark clever sexy and witty; everything I love and to top it off the writing is exuisite I don't often read shorts and I'm not a big fan of serials but for this story I've broken all my rulesGo try it Update May 2015 I read the entire season and loved it See my review here Season 1 Review