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M. L. N. Hanover is the pseudonym of American author Daniel Abraham.

He uses the pseudonym when writing urban fantasy novels.

The author also writes under the names Daniel Abraham and James S. A. Corey, with the latter being a pseudonym that he co-shares with author Ty Franck.

Writing under the pen name M. L. N. Hanover, he is best known for publishing his Black Sun's Daughter Fantasy Series.

Daniel has received several awards for his literary works, including the Hugo award and International Horror Guild award, and has also been nominated for the Nebula and World Fantasy awards.

He currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

More about M. L. N. Hanover

Genre: Urban Fantasy

United States

Pseudonym: Also known as Daniel Abraham (Real name), and James S. A. Corey



  1. Songs of Love and Darkness (2012)

Black Sun's Daughter

  1. Unclean Spirits (2008)
  2. Darker Angels (2009)
  3. Vicious Grace (2010)
  4. Killing Rites (2011)
  5. Graveyard Child (2013)

Detailed book overview


Songs of Love and Darkness

Featuring stories by Mary Jo Putney, Carrie Vaughn, Yasmine Galenorn, M.L.N. Hanover, and Lisa Tuttle these contemporary tales of ill-fated love, originally published in the anthology Songs of Love and Death (edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois) explore romance in five wildly creative settings—from the hidden supernatural side of New York City to werewolf-occupied West Texas. Available at a special low price, these stories promise to keep you up all night.

Author: M. L. N. Hanover
First Release: 2012
Ebook: B0088Q0G1Q
Publisher: Pocket Star

Black Sun's Daughter

Unclean Spirits

In a world where magic walks and demons ride, you can't always play by the rules.

Jayné Heller thinks of herself as a realist, until she discovers reality isn't quite what she thought it was. When her uncle Eric is murdered, Jayné travels to Denver to settle his estate, only to learn that it's all hers -- and vaster than she ever imagined. And along with properties across the world and an inexhaustible fortune, Eric left her a legacy of a different kind: his unfinished business with a cabal of wizards known as the Invisible College.

Led by the ruthless Randolph Coin, the Invisible College harnesses demon spirits for their own ends of power and domination. Jayné finds it difficult to believe magic and demons can even exist, let alone be responsible for the death of her uncle. But Coin sees Eric's heir as a threat to be eliminated by any means -- magical or mundane -- so Jayné had better start believing in something to save her own life.

Aided in her mission by a group of unlikely companions -- Aubrey, Eric's devastatingly attractive assistant; Ex, a former Jesuit with a lethal agenda; Midian, a two-hundred-year-old man who claims to be under a curse from Randolph Coin himself; and Chogyi Jake, a self-styled Buddhist with mystical abilities -- Jayné finds that her new reality is not only unexpected, but often unexplainable. And if she hopes to survive, she'll have to learn the new rules fast -- or break them completely....

Author: M. L. N. Hanover
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-1416575979
Publisher: Pocket Books
Darker Angels

In the battle between good and evil, there's no such thing as a fair fight.

When Jayné Heller's uncle Eric died, she inherited a fortune beyond all her expectations -- and a dangerous mission in a world she never knew existed. Reining in demons and supernatural foes is a formidable task, but thankfully Jayné has vast resources and loyal allies to rely on. She'll need both to tackle a bodyswitching serial killer who's taken up residence in New Orleans, a city rich in voodoo lore and dark magic.

Working alongside Karen Black, a highly confident and enigmatic ex-FBI agent, Jayné races to track down the demon's next intended host. But the closer she gets, the more convinced she becomes that nothing in this beautiful, wounded city is exactly as it seems. When shocking secrets come to light, and jealousy and betrayal turn trusted friends into adversaries, Jayné will soon come face-to-face with an enemy that knows her all too well, and won't rest until it has destroyed everything she loves most....

Author: M. L. N. Hanover
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-1501102806
Publisher: Gallery Books
Vicious Grace

When you’re staring evil in the eye, don’t forget to watch your back ...

For the first time in forever, Jayné Heller’s life is making sense. Even if she routinely risks her life to destroy demonic parasites that prey on mortals, she now has friends, colleagues, a trusted lover, and newfound confidence in the mission she inherited from her wealthy, mysterious uncle. Her next job might just rob her of all of them. At Grace Memorial Hospital in Chicago, something is stirring. Patients are going AWOL and research subjects share the same sinister dreams. 

Half a century ago, something was buried under Grace in a terrible ritual, and it’s straining to be free. Jayné is primed to take on whatever’s about to be let loose. Yet the greatest danger now may not be the huge, unseen force lurking below, but the evil that has been hiding in plain sight all along—taking her ever closer to losing her body, her mind, and her soul....

Author: M. L. N. Hanover
First Release: 2010
Ebook: B003V1WX4G
Publisher: Pocket Books
Killing Rites

Jayné Heller has discovered the source of her uncanny powers: something else is living inside her body. She’s possessed. Of all her companions, she can only bring herself to confide in Ex, the former priest. They seek help from his old teacher, hoping to cleanse Jayné before the parasite in her becomes too powerful. 

Ex’s history and a new enemy combine to leave Jayné alone and on the run. Her friends try to hunt her down, unaware of the danger they’re putting her in. Jayné must defeat the past, and her only allies are a rogue vampire she once helped free—and the nameless thing hiding inside her skin.

Author: M. L. N. Hanover
First Release: 2011
Ebook: B004T4KRQK
Publisher: Pocket Books
Graveyard Child

After years on her own, Jayné Heller is going home to find some answers.

How did the powerful spirit calling itself the Black Sun get into her body? Who was her uncle Eric, and what was the grand plan that he devoted his life to? Who did her mother have an affair with, and why? What happened to her on her sixteenth birthday? And the tattoo—seriously—what was that about?

Jayné arrives amid preparations for her older brother’s shotgun wedding, but she’s not the only unexpected guest. The Invisible College has come to town to stop the ceremony. And the more she learns, the more she uncovers a darkness that runs deeper than generations and stronger than blood. A missing bride and wizards bent on vengeance may be the least of her problems.

Because in the shadows of Jayné’s childhood home, a greater threat awaits that didn’t die with her uncle. It calls itself the Graveyard Child.

Author: M. L. N. Hanover
First Release: 2013
Ebook: B008J2C0YK
Publisher: Pocket Books