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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Christina Henry  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fantasy Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1974 in New York

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Illinois Connection

Henry lives in Chicago and is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Christina Henry is the national bestselling Black Wings series. She enjoys running long distances, reading anything she can get her hands on and watching movies with subtitles in her spare time. Along with her books listed below, she has also contributed to the anthology ''Kicking It: All-New Tales of Murder, Magic and Manolos''.

Published Works

    Black Wings Novel Series:
  • Black Wings, Ace, 2010
  • Black Night, Ace, 2011
  • Black Howl, Ace, 2012
  • Black Lament, Ace, 2012
  • Black City, Ace, 2013
  • Black Heart, Ace, 2013
  • Black Spring, Ace, 2014Chronicles of Alice Series:
  • Alice, Ace, 2015
  • Red Queen, Ace, 2016Stand Alone Titles:
  • Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook, Berkley, 2017
  • The Mermaid, Berkley, 2018

Selected Titles At Your Library

Black wings /
ISBN: 0441019633. OCLC Number:

Ace Books,. New York :. 2010.

As an Agent of Death, Madeline Black is responsible for escorting the souls of the dearly departed to the afterlife. Maddy's position may come with magical powers and an impressive wingspan, but it doesn't pay the bills. And then there are her infuriating boss, tenant woes, and a cranky, popcorn-loving gargoyle to contend with. Things start looking up, though, when tall, dark, and handsome Gabriel Angeloscuro agrees to rent the empty apartment in Maddy's building. It's probably just a coincidence that as soon as he moves in demons appear on the front lawn. But when an unholy monster is unleashed upon the streets of Chicago, Maddy discovers powers she never knew she possessed. Powers linked to a family legacy of tarnished halos. Powers that place her directly between the light of Heaven and the fires of Hell.

Black night /
ISBN: 1937007065. OCLC Number:

Ace Books,. New York :. 2011.

Madeline "Maddy" Black is an agent of death, responsible for escorting the souls of those who have died to the afterlife. However, deaths begin occurring outside of the natural order, Maddy's being stalked by foes inside and outside of her family, and her two loves - her bodyguard Gabriel and her gargoyle Beezle - disappear. Her grandfather, Lucifer, wants Maddy to go to the faerie court and negotiate a new land and power treaty. the fallen's last emissary was decapitated, so it's up to Maddy to keep her head, both literally and figuratively.

Black howl /
ISBN: 1937007332. OCLC Number:

Ace ;. New York :. 2012.

While dealing with a host of personal issues, Madeline Black, Lucifer's heir and an agent of death, must discover what is wrong with the souls of Chicago's dead and who has kidnapped the alpha of a local clan of werewolves.

Black lament /
ISBN: 042525657X. OCLC Number:

Ace Books,. New York :. 2012.

Devastated and grieving, Maddy unexpectedly finds hope with the discovery that she is pregnant. But her joy is short-lived when Lucifer informs her that he wants the baby.

Black city /
ISBN: 0425256588. OCLC Number:

Ace Books,. New York :. 2013.

When Maddy finally killed her father, Azazel, she thought his depraved experiment died with him. But now Chicago has been infested with vampires immune to the effects of the sun, and the bloodbath is worse than she could have ever imagined. While the Agency refuses to interfere with other supernatural courts, Maddy is determined to do everything within her power to save her city, wings or no wings. But when the leader of the vampires requests that she turn herself in or risk more deaths, Maddy becomes a target for the very people she's trying to save. Left with no other choice, she turns to Lucifer, the one creature who has the power to help her. But her grandfather's aid has always come at a price.

Black heart /
ISBN: 0425256596. OCLC Number:

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As a former Agent of Death, Madeline Black is no stranger to witnessing violent ends. But being the one to cause them is an entirely different story. Despite her having saved Chicago from a vampire invasion, the Agency wants to get Maddy off their payroll, permanently. With the deadly Retrievers hot on her trail, she has no choice but to trust Nathaniel to port her to safety. But even the exotic and dangerous world that she winds up in is not as peaceful as she would have hoped. Caught in a turf war between a group of fae and a disturbingly familiar foe, Maddy soon discovers that the twisted plots of her grandfather, Lucifer, and his brothers extend even into this unknown realm. Now, with enemies gathering on all sides, Maddy's fate is looking darker than ever. And to protect her unborn son from her adversaries, she may have to tap into a power she hoped never to access.

Black spring /
ISBN: 0425266788. OCLC Number:

Ace Books,. New York :. 2014.

When Chicago becomes ground zero in a struggle between ancient creatures, Madeline Black, a former Agent of Death, must save her unborn child and all of humanity from utter destruction.

Alice /
ISBN: 0425266796. OCLC Number:

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"A mind-bending new novel inspired by the twisted and wondrous works of Lewis Carroll ... In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls which echo the screams of the poor souls inside. In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blond, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn't remember why she's in such a terrible place. Just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood ... Then, one night, a fire at the hospital gives the woman a chance to escape, tumbling out of the hole that imprisoned her, leaving her free to uncover the truth about what happened to her all those years ago. Only something else has escaped with her. Something dark. Something powerful. And to find the truth, she will have to track this beast to the very heart of the Old City, where the rabbit waits for his Alice"--

Red Queen :
ISBN: 042526680X. OCLC Number:

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"The author of Alice takes readers back down the rabbit hole to a dark, twisted, and fascinating world based on the works of Lewis Carroll ... The land outside of the Old City was supposed to be green, lush, hopeful. A place where Alice could finally rest, no longer the plaything of the Rabbit, the pawn of Cheshire, or the prey of the Jabberwocky. But the verdant fields are nothing but ash--and hope is nowhere to be found. Still, Alice and Hatcher are on a mission to find his daughter, a quest they will not forsake even as it takes them deep into the clutches of the mad White Queen and her goblin or into the realm of the twisted and cruel Black King. The pieces are set and the game has already begun. Each move brings Alice closer to her destiny. But, to win, she will need to harness her newfound abilities and ally herself with someone even more powerful--the mysterious and vengeful Red Queen.."--

Lost boy /
ISBN: 0399584021. OCLC Number:

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"From the national bestselling author of Alice comes a familiar story with a dark hook--a tale about Peter Pan and the friend who became his nemesis, a nemesis who may not be the blackhearted villain Peter says he is ..."--

The mermaid /
ISBN: 0399584048. OCLC Number:

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Once there was a mermaid called Amelia who could never be content in the sea, a mermaid who longed to know all the world and all its wonders, and so she came to live on land. Once there was a man called P.T. Barnum, a man who longed to make his fortune by selling the wondrous and miraculous, and there is nothing more miraculous than a real mermaid. Amelia agrees to play the mermaid for Barnum and walk among men in their world, believing she can leave anytime she likes. But Barnum has never given up a money-making scheme in his life.



  • Best Books Lists - Science Fiction and Fantasy, Amazon, 2015
  • Bestselling Novels Lists - Science Fiction and Fantasy, Barnes & Noble, 2015

    Speaking Engagements

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    Christina Henry is represented by Lucienne Diver of The. For publicity and blog/convention appearances, please contact Alexisat Ace/Roc.