Owens returns to the familiar, engrossing world of Celta for the eighth chapter in her long-running Heart series. One of this novel's main joys is the growing love between two individuals as they battle
to save the life of a child. Exploring the themes of family, the author provides plenty of warmth, passion and danger. It's always a joy to visit an Owens world.
Vinni is desperate for Signet's help. His 7-year-old heartmate Avellana's brain has been damaged, and everyone fears she won't survive her flair's first passage without Signet's special help. Cratag Maytree, head of security for GreatLord T'Hawthorn, has been somewhat reluctantly drafted to protect Signet and Avellana during this critical time. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Nov., 368 pp., $15.00)