THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND
Throughout her compelling series,
Black has explored the singular challenges experienced by her gutsy and stubborn heroine. Demon-possessed relationships, in all their pretzel-like contortions, have given this series
its own style and distinct tone. Black takes readers on a journey they won't soon forget.
No one has tried to kill or torture exorcist Morgan Kingsley in the last two months. She should have known it was too good to last. On the home front, things have been a bit tense. Morgan's boyfriend, Brian, is still coming to grips with all the sexual implications of Morgan and the demon king Lugh sharing the same body.
Lugh has set up a royal council on the Mortal Plain, and they recently discovered that his brother Dougal has launched yet another plot to kill Lugh and take control. It's becoming increasingly imperative that Dougal be destroyed. Cross and double-cross is the name of the game as this long-delayed confrontation heads toward its deadly climax. (DELL, Apr., 368 pp., $7.99)