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San Francisco is on the edge of a blizzard, the first in a hundred years. A cannibal killer stalks the streets. A rash of abductions targets people seemingly at random. A city falling into chaos.

Chris Black sees the connection. On the trail of a missing woman, he uncovers the delicate threads uniting the disparate mysteries. But he is mentally ill and all of it could be th
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Paperback, First, 265 pages
Published May 31st 2013 by Captain Supermarket Press
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    Leila
    May 30, 2013 Leila rated it it was amazing
    "Coldheart" is a wonderful collection that opens the door to a world I'm very excited to continue exploring. I'm getting a strong sense that it'll be very difficult for this author to disappoint me. :)

    "Coldheart", like Robinson's novel "Dollmaker", features a protagonist who's no Mary Sue. He's mentally ill and fairly unstable, but very interesting as he attempts to find the truth in a world that may or may not reflect the reality of what's actually going on around him. A great opener to the an
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    Rob Slaven
    Jun 26, 2015 Rob Slaven rated it really liked it
    I received this book free for review from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. Despite the privilege of receiving a free book, I’m absolutely candid about it below because I believe authors and readers will benefit most from honest reviews rather than vacuous 5-star reviews.

    This book consists of six stories of variable length that center on or are at least related to an ancient otherworldly ... cult? of people? creatures? with extraordinary powers whose goal is to... take ov
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    Jocelyn Sanchez
    Sep 24, 2013 Jocelyn Sanchez rated it it was amazing
    Love it!! This book is a thrilling story that will keep you on your toes! I had a remarkably good time reading this book and I look forward to reading more from this author.

    Coldheart is a page-turner that will keep you guessing throughout the book. It doesn't have a predictable plot and it's not dull. Actually, it's anything but dull!

    I loved the main character and the plot was so unique and interesting! I don't give spoilers in my reviews but I will say that this book is a must read. Seriously
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    Fanbase Press
    Jan 07, 2015 Fanbase Press rated it really liked it
    The following review was originally posted on Fanboy Comics:
    http://www.fanboycomics.net/index.php...


    'Coldheart:' Book Review
    by Ben Rhodes, Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor

    Justin Robinson’s Coldheart is a novella and a series of short stories that are set in the same world and complement each other. The world of these stories is mostly the same as ours, but there are dark fantasy creatures warring with each other. This war is hidden from view, but exists on a massive scale. There are several fact
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    James
    Feb 02, 2016 James rated it it was amazing
    Stay home and take your medicine. Unless the love of your life is in trouble, missing. Unless you need to see the world as it is. Unless there's not time for the comfort of a medicated haze. Unless you're sure it's the world and not you that's finally gone over the edge. Unless you're ready to face the heart of the storm. Unless you're ready to take the beating of your life to save your reason for living. By all means, stay home and take your medicine.

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    Coldheart introduces the shadow conflict
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    Penny
    Jun 12, 2013 Penny rated it it was amazing
    For me the marker of Justin Robinson's brilliance as a writer is his ability to take a fairly typical and often overdone storyline and do something unexpected and innovative with it. Coldheart starts with a seriously mentally ill protagonist, then explores his ability to process what is and is not real as the world around him changes and turns into something stranger than his delusions could account for. Rather than falling into the trap of using mental illness as a special sensitivity to magic, ...more
    J. Ringo
    Sep 16, 2013 J. Ringo rated it it was amazing
    In Coldheart, Robinson does a very impressive (and at times, rather remarkable) job of world-building, piling up details and characters so subtly that you don't even notice just how fully realized everything is until you're fairly deep into the volume. The titular novella itself would be enough to recommend the book, but each of the short stories that follow manage to build on it in ways both entertaining and unexpected. Superficially, the stories are only tangentially related to one another ...more
    Mana Taylor-Hall
    Jun 12, 2013 Mana Taylor-Hall rated it it was amazing
    Coldheart is a amazingly fun book to read. It's a darker take of urban fantasy with ancient mythos and magi creating a intricate web of relationships and magic which will eat the mortal who stumbles into it alive.

    The first half of the book is Coldheart itself - the story of single man that discovers that other world because someone precious to him is pulled in. Through Chris we learn just the edges of League of Magi and we see the powers they wield. But it is the hunt to save Sarah that is impor
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    Scott
    Jan 07, 2014 Scott rated it it was amazing
    There are so many great things to say about the collection of stories within Coldheart, but I'll keep it short, not giving anything away. The Coldheart novella itself introduces us to a world like our own, but secretly controlled by powerful beings and their arcane organizations that walk among the people unnoticed, unless they wish their presence to be known. (Totally NOT like our world right?). The other short tales comprising the remainder of the book vary in tone, straying from the noir ...more
    Susan
    Aug 14, 2013 Susan rated it it was amazing
    Justin Robinson pens "Coldheart" a fantastic collection of stories of magick. Each story contains ordinary people, the world of immortals and magick, then builds to where each will somewhat interconnect in meaning while leaving everything open for a future collection. I was totally captivated in this collection and hope the author continues on with it. Highly recommended for all fantasy and magick fans.

    This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest
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    Andrea Liff
    Sep 16, 2013 Andrea Liff rated it really liked it
    Interesting fantasy stories in dark modern world setting that have deep characters despite the short story length.
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    Much like film noir, Justin Robinson was born and raised in Los Angeles. He splits his time between editing comic books, writing prose and wondering what that disgusting smell is. Degrees in Anthropology and History prepared him for unemployment, but an obsession with horror fiction and a laundry list of phobias provided a more attractive option.
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