THE FORSAKEN

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In Banks' seventh book in her incredibly successful Vampire Huntress Legend series, Banks' latest presents interesting myths -- both biblical and mythological -- and the discussion of oral traditions to explain how the unnamed entity forces itself between Carlos and Damali. Banks does all of this with prose that's difficult to match -- and most certainly just as difficult to put down.

A rip through the fabric of the universe -- exposing a parallel dimension -- has had a direct effect on Damali. An unnamed entity comes on the scene, claiming to be her muse. In reality, he's an apexing Neteru, one who could completely shatter what is between Carlos and Damali, as well as all the hard work of the Guardians and the Covenant.

Damali is coming to grips with why she hasn't created music in a long while. At the same time, the question remains as to whether or not Damali and Carlos will ever come to terms again. Both bear deep, cutting hurt that maybe not even time will be able to heal.

In Banks' seventh book in her incredibly successful Vampire Huntress Legend series, Banks' latest presents interesting myths -- both biblical and mythological -- and the discussion of oral traditions to explain how the unnamed entity forces itself between Carlos and Damali. Banks does all of this with prose that's difficult to match -- and most certainly just as difficult to put down. (Jul., 448 pp., $14.95)

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Robin Taylor