Death has come calling on the D’Artigo sisters in a much too personal way. Not only is their father missing and presumed dead, but also Menolly’s friend/employee died when her bar was torched. As the focus shifts back to Menolly, Galenorn keeps elevating the danger and sacrifice that may be demanded of her characters. These brilliantly rendered, interconnected worlds are undergoing a sea change, and all lucky readers can do is hold on tight and enjoy.

Vampire Menolly is dealing with a mix of emotions: grief, anger and guilt following the destruction of her bar and the resulting deaths. Who was behind the attack? Is it Lowestar Radcliff, a power-hungry daemon who is attempting to awaken lord Suvika? Or is it related to Shadow Wing’s hunt for the spirit seals? As if that weren’t enough, there is also the wide-ranging destruction the war is inflicting on Otherworld cities including Elqaneve. Times are dark indeed for the D’Artigo sisters and their loved ones. But one thing is for certain: They are stronger together than apart. (JOVE, Feb., 336 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith