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The Diner recommends: Diner alumni Kevin Lucia's novel Hiram Grange and The Chosen One: The Scandalous Misadventures of Hiram Grange.
I'll admit. I didn't understand Hiram Grange at first. The fact is, he's a super cool dude with a bunch of flaws who doesn't necessarily want to do the right thing, but is kind of forced into it. (and which one of us doesn't understand that?!) Each novel in the series is a stand-alone and Kevin's is a great (and sometimes gross) read. A little bit Lovecraft, a little bit allegory, and a lot of tension, the payoff at the end is superb.
Hiram Grange doesn't believe in fate. He makes his own destiny. That's a good thing, because Queen Mab of Faerie has foreseen the destruction of the world, and as usual... it's all Hiram's fault. He must choose: kill an innocent girl and save the universe... or rescue her and watch all else burn. Just another day on the job for Hiram Grange.