Being thrust by blood and fate into a violent world is not for the faint of heart, so Butcher’s heroines must be made of strong stuff. But that strength can manifest in a stubborn streak that leads to some high-stakes clashes. Over the course of her Sentinel Wars series, Butcher has revealed that the battle against the Synestryn has been costly, but it sure makes for prime entertainment!
All Rory Rainey really wants is to stop the visions that are driving her insane; getting caught up in an eternal war is not in her plans. Warrior Cain is on the verge of losing his soul and is wracked with guilt over a previous failure. When Cain stumbles across a pink-haired Rory fighting off demons he is impressed and suddenly hopeful, when his own power reacts to hers. The demons seem determined to hunt Rory down, so she has little choice but to accept some assistance. What Rory doesn’t expect is her attraction to this haunted and driven man. But Rory remains determined to locate the mysterious person who can put an end to her visions. (SIGNET, Apr., 400 pp., $7.99)