Okay, its official! Cecy Robson is one of the grand dames of cliffhanger finishes and she does it with like two sentences. She layers a shock on top of a shock so that I just sit there staring at the last page with a whimpering ‘no, it can’t end there’ on my lips before hoping like mad that the next book is coming out some time this year or praying for strength if the release date is more than a year off.
This was the third book in the series and the events follow closely what came before so these really need to be read in order.
Celia is still heart-broken over the loss of her relationship with Aric and dreading the day he is to marry Barbara the pure-bred were. In the meantime, she has started up training with Misha’s people and gone out on missions to take down the demons and their allies. Creepily, her name is on the lips of the scary bad guys who come for her and strong attempts have been made on her life. It bothers her that Misha and his people along with her family end up in the line of fire when she has been attacked. Who has decided that she is now the big target?
The few glimpses she has of Aric show her that he is taking their separation just as badly, but the Elders hold firm against her particularly one of them. Misha wants her to see that he is there and waiting when she finally accepts that she must let go of Aric. And if that weren’t complicated enough, a foretelling is made about her future in that her future children with yet a different male will bring peace right about the time a great evil is awakened and all must do their parts to bring it down.
This plot wasn’t as tight as the last two and had a little dragging spot, but this in no wise made it a bad read. It focused on Celia and Aric’s separation and more internal stuff for Celia as she learns just how strong she can be now that she is without Aric and looks at a future without him. She resists so many temptations in this one while holding strong to what she believes. Things are going on away from her and I loved the strong mystery element that runs through this one. That exciting race to the finish was something else. And while this is a book of separations, it doesn’t skimp on the passion or the dry witty dialogue that had me chuckling aloud a few times.
I really enjoy these characters and not just the main ones. There are so many little stories and entwined stories going on. Now that one of the big villains is revealed in the end (gotta say that I saw that one coming as will most readers probably), I can’t wait to see where things go from here with everyone.
Urban Fantasy fans get busy and grab this series up. Paranormal Romance fans, you won’t be disappointed either.
My thanks to Penguin group for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review thoughts.