Blood of the Sun
Path of Ra Book III
There’s been a gang massacre on Auckland’s Freyberg Wharf. Body parts everywhere. And with the police’s go-to laboratory out of action, it’s up to scientific consult Pandora (Penny) Yee to sort through the mess. It’s a hellish task, made worse by the earthquake swarms, the insufferable heat, and Cerberus’ infernal barking. And what’s got into her brother Matiu? Does it have something to do with the ship’s consignment? Or is Matiu running with the gangs again? Because if he’s involved, Penny will murder him herself…
Matiu can taste the chaos in the air. All they’ve done so far is keep it at bay, but now the streets are shuddering in protest. Things are pushing up against the veil like floodwaters. The coming days promise to be dark, but there’s a bright side. He’s got this flash new car, Penny’s been too busy working to bug him, and Erica keeps scheduling their probation meetings over her lunch hour…
Join Penny and Matiu Yee for the family reunion to end all family reunions, as the struggle between light and dark erupts across Auckland’s volcanic skyline.
Publisher: Raw Dog Screaming Press USA
Cover Design: Daniele Serra
Praise for Blood of the Sun
“Rabarts & Murray write with characteristic verve, injecting the noir atmosphere with dark humor.” — Publisher’s Weekly
“A gripping excursion into supernatural New Zealand where the landscape is as much a character as the two leads, further cementing Lee Murray and Dan Rabarts as masters of Māori folk horror.” — Heide Goody and Iain Grant, authors of Clovenhoof.
“I’m constantly amazed when two writers can work together as well as Rabarts and Murray. They knock another one out of the park with Blood of the Sun, putting Penny and Matiu in harm’s way once more. A killer addition to the genre!” — Matt Betts, author of Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds
“This series should be a Netflix show yesterday.” — Eva Roslin, Librarian and Reviewer
“Gritty to the point you can almost feel and smell it.” — Reed Alexander's Literary Horror Review
“Raw Dog Screaming Press has once again published an exemplar of their desire to publish the
dark and fringe. Rabarts and Murray have delivered an excellent novel with stunning and immersive prose, compelling plot, and darker genre elements which feel fresh and original.” — Space & Time Magazine
“Disquiet is about to spiral into conflict and horror. Blood of the Sun is a fast-paced tangle of mysteries, horror, and the supernatural.” —Aurealis Magazine
Blogs, Interviews, Articles, Reviews
Dan and I read an excerpt from Blood of the Sun hosted by the Wellington City Libraries Home with Ghosts reading series.