ALL SOULS' NIGHT
Armintrout pulls out all the stops in
her fourth and final Blood Ties book, skillfully setting up a climactic clash
of good vs. evil. Along the way,
familiar characters reappear and
new ones are introduced, and all
are uniformly detailed and interesting.
As before, Carrie's first-person
viewpoint makes up the bulk of
the narrative, adding much to a
bloody good read.
It's an unbalanced fight at best -- even without the zombie army Jacob's amassing. There's too much at stake for Carrie, Nathan and their merry band to walk away from -- even when it becomes clear that Carrie may have to make the ultimate sacrifice to tip the balance in their favor.
(MIRA, Jun., 384 pp., $6.99)