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CAST IN SHADOW
Genre: Fantasy, General Fantasy
A series of gruesome child killings in the lawless area of town known as the Fiefs has shocked the entire city of Elantra. The Hawklord, head of the city's investigative force, sends Hawk Kaylin to investigate. She knows the Fiefsshe grew up there and hoped never to return. But now she must go backwith her most despised enemy as a partner and a mysterious dragon lord as the third member of their team.
Kaylin will face down a madman, but
Cast in Shadow effectively blends sword-and-sorcery elements with police procedural to produce an absorbing tale. Sagara (aka Michelle West) has woven a fantasy world with believable interspecies interactions and caste systemsas well
This convention is easy to overlook, however, because the fast-paced plot
Reviewed By: Jen Talley Exum
Published: August 2005