GATES OF RAPTURE
For the finale of her outstanding Guardians of Ascension series, Roane brings on the promised climactic confrontation between the dark forces of Commander Greaves and Endelle’s Guardians. Passion and pain have been critical ingredients in this compelling series where game moves are made in various dimensions. The protagonists in this book have each made difficult choices in the face of long odds. Will those sacrifices pay dividends? Roane has clearly established herself as a formidable teller of paranormal tales!
Although her heart lies with vampire warrior Leto Distra, Grace Albion left with Fourth ascender Casimir, as she foresaw that it was imperative Casimir survive. Strangely Grace realized that both Leto and Casimir were her breh — her bonded mate. Now, however, Grace senses it is time for her to return to Leto, since Grace’s unusual Obsidian Flame powers will be critical in stopping Commander Greaves. After being forced to drink dying blood, Leto is now vastly changed. Until now, Greaves has been one step ahead of the Guardians; are the triad of Obsidian Flame powers the key to finally stopping this murderous madman? (ST. MARTIN’S, Jan., 416 pp., $7.99)