DARK SIDE OF DAWN
The Nightmare Chronicles return as Smith treats readers to a second helping of the first-person adventures of half-human, half-dream-goddess Dawn Riley. This fan-favorite author has developed a heroine who is gutsy and stubborn in the face of unique and dangerous challenges. At the heart of this excellent supernatural thriller is a family drama that could have significant consequences for both worlds.
Out in the waking world, Noah's ex-wife, Amanda, has been brutally raped. When Dawn discovers the identity of the rapist, she decides to take matters into her own hands. But her actions get her into hot water with the Nightmare Council, for there is a prophecy about Dawn that indicates she can either be the destroyer or savior of the dream realm. (AVON, Dec., 384 pp., $6.99)