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Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
In her new urban fantasy series, Child once again excels at taking a seemingly ordinary heroine and tossing her headfirst into a weird new world. Combining the mundane with the magical and dangerous leads to winning combinations of offbeat humor and scary scenarios.
When Maggie Donovan arrives at her ex-boyfriend's office, she must fight for her life after watching him get devoured by a demon. Maggie survives but inhales some weird dust that gives her extraordinary powers.
Fae warrior Culhane has been waiting for centuries for the woman destined to fight evil Queen Mab for control of the Otherworld. But since Maggie has no idea she's a descendant of the Fae, she's in no mood to learn she's slowly becoming Fae.
Despite her attraction to the sexy Culhane, it's only Maggie's concern about possible attacks against her family that convinces her to fight. But Mab has centuries of experience and magic under her belt -- this will be no easy match.
(SIGNET ECLIPSE, Jan., 336 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith
Publisher: SIGNET ECLIPSE
Published: January 2009