Image of Alliance Forged (A Novel of the Light Blade)


Image of Alliance Forged (A Novel of the Light Blade)

The tentative alliance initiated in the first Light Blade novel is in danger of collapse in the second outing of Griffin’s exciting fantasy series. A major theme of this book is co-existence and the acceptance of those with differences. The old saying ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’ works, but old prejudices are hard to combat. Griffin does a stellar job envisioning her world and its compelling protagonists. Well worth your time!

Hunted for extermination by the demonic Na’Reish, the half human/half demon Na’Chi are desperately searching for a home. When the opportunity arises, they accept an offer of alliance from human Light Blade leader Kalan and his new Na’Chi wife, Annika. Kymora is Kalan’s sister and the temple-elect of their goddess; she is also blind. Varian is the warrior leader of the Na’Chi, and a man struggling to control his demon half. The shaky coalition between humans and Na’Chi is jeopardized when Light Blade rebels attack the Na’Chi settlement. Kymora is nearly killed in the attack, but is saved by Varian. Their budding attraction is threatened by Varian’s trust issues and treacherous plots — not to mention a war with the Na’Reish! (BERKLEY SENSATION, Jul., 368 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith