Using the Mayan doomsday prophecy, Andersen continues to add complexity to her characters and her increasingly dense mythos. This intense brand of storytelling is a most welcome addition to the genre. NOTE: This title is a continuation of the series that began with NightKeepers.
Although the re-formed Nightkeepers recently managed to keep the demon Banol Kax from crossing the barrier, King Striking-Jaguar fears an old foe has resurfaced.
The Xibalban were thought to have been wiped out, but when a powerful mage begins forcibly obtaining sacred Mayan artifacts, the Nightkeepers fear the worst. To find a hidden library, Nate and Alexis may be forced to face their passion and their fears.
(SIGNET ECLIPSE, Jan., 480 pp., $7.99)