DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT
Ballantine and Morris’ third entry in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences raises the bar for the entire series — and for urban fantasy as a genre. Extensive worldbuilding, multifaceted characters, fast-paced action and an engaging plot all make for a thrilling, absorbing read. Books and Braun are fantastic protagonists who pull you right into the expertly woven story. Readers will be begging for the next book.
Agents Eliza D. Braun and Wellington Thornhill Books, Esquire are on their way to America to assist the American counterpart to the Ministry, the Office of the Supernatural and Metaphysical, in investigating the peculiar disappearance of ships, of both the air and sea variety. Their investigation leads them to a plot where inventor Thomas Edison is the prime suspect, and they gain the help of Edison’s nemesis, Nikola Tesla, while more details about the villainous Maestro are revealed. (ACE, Apr., 384 pp., $7.99)