This new Children of the Sea story is quite imaginative, with interesting characters and a captivating mystery, along with an intriguing connection to the previous story. Touches of humor keep this from being too dark and serious.
As a seeker, Lara Rho feels a call from other fallen children of the air, other nephilim. One such call leads her to Justin Miller. Justin is not a nephilim, but he’s not entirely human, either. When he’s injured saving Lara from an attack, she takes him back to the school where she lives and nephilim are taught and protected. He is not well received, and is made a prisoner. With Lara’s help he escapes and begins to remember his past, a past that he lost seven years ago. He recalls that he is Iestyn, a child of the sea, a selkie. Now Lara will use her power to help him find his people, and perhaps bring about their destruction. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Jun., 304 pp., $7.99)