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.
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)