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The Naming of the Beasts

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The Naming of the Beasts
The Naming of the Beasts Book Cover, written by Mike Carey
The Naming of the Beasts Book Cover,
written by Mike Carey
Author(s) Mike Carey
Series Felix Castor
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group (Paperback)
Hachette Book Group (eBook)
Publication date July 9, 2010
Media type Paperback
Length 512 Pages
ISBN 978-1841496559 (Paperback)
ASIN B00GW4UEW2 (eBook)
Preceded by Thicker Than Water

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The Naming of the Beasts is a novel written by Mike Carey. It is the fifth work in the Felix Castor series by this author. In this work the character Ajulutsikael, also known as Juliet, is a Succubus.


  • Title: The Naming of the Beasts
  • Author: Mike Carey
  • Published By: Little, Brown Book Group (Paperback), Hachette Book Group (eBook)
  • Length: 512 Pages
  • Format: Paperback & eBook
  • ASIN: B00GW4UEW2 (eBook)
  • ISBN-10: 1841496553 (Paperback)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841496559 (Paperback)
  • Publishing Date: January 5, 2011

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Plot Summary

They say the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, but if you ask Castor he'll tell you there's quite a bit of arrogance and reckless stupidity lining the streets as well. And he should know. There's only so many times you can play both sides against the middle and get away with it. Now, the inevitable moment of crisis has arrived and it's left Castor with blood on his hands. Well, not his hands, you understand; it's always someone else who pays the bill: friends, acquaintances, bystanders. So Castor drowns his guilt in cheap whisky, while an innocent woman lies dead and her daughter comatose, his few remaining friends fear for their lives and there's a demon loose on the streets. But not just any demon - this one rides shotgun on his best friend's soul and can't be expelled without killing him. Looks like Felix Castor's got some tough choices to make, because expel the demon he must or all Hell will break loose. Literally ...

Book Review

The following review can be found in the External Links below:

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant
  • Reviewed On: December 21, 2009
  • Reviewed By: C. Rowley

I am at a loss as to why Mike Carey is not better known. This book is terrific and the entire series is an amazing read. Engaging characters, superb dialogue and an interesting story line. Carey is head and shoulders above many other more "main stream" writers in this broad genre in terms of talent (e.g., Dean Koonitz to name one). This is probably the best book in the series. If the story is at all interesting to you, I recommend this book. You will not be disappointed.

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