Moning's penchant for cliffhanger endings is on full display yet again in the penultimate chapter of her amazing Fever series. Mac's evolution from typical 20-something to unrelenting warrior has been shocking, graphic and painful. Moning pulls no punches as she sets Mac on this ghastly path!
Captured by the Lord Master and sexually enslaved by Unseelie princes, Mac has been turned into a Pri-ya and is dying. Rescued by Dani and taken by Jericho Barrons, Mac's only hope is that Barrons' cure can restore her will and mind.
With the walls between the Fae and human worlds crumbling, millions have died and Dublin is in ruins. Mac and Dani hope to rally the remaining sidhe-seers, but they don't trust Mac. Both Barrons and the Fae prince V'lane want to use Mac's unique and growing talents, but each has his own agenda. Time is running out, and Mac may discover she has made disastrous choices. (DELACORTE, Aug., 400 pp., $26.00)