CAST IN PERIL
In the newest breathtaking book detailing the adventures of Private Kaylin Neya, Kaylin finds herself a bargaining chip in a high-stakes bid for control. For the first time in the series, the action moves away from the Fiefs and Elantra and into hazardous new territory. Sagara does an amazing job continuing to flesh out her large cast of characters, but keeps the unsinkable Kaylin at the center.
In exchange for information that will crack the Exchequer scandal, Lord Nightshade has requested that Kaylin join in the trek to the Land of the West March. Ever since the unexpected arrival of Bellusdeo, the only living female dragon, Kaylin has been somewhat reluctantly sharing her cramped one-room apartment. She has also been tending an unusual egg, which comes in handy when an arcane bomb is tossed into the apartment and the egg absorbs most of the deadly energy. Leaving town may be a smart idea ... but Kaylin’s luck is never that good. (LUNA, Oct., 544 pp., $14.95)