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by Faith Hunter

Genre: Fantasy, General Fantasy

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Fans who have eagerly awaited the third installment of Hunter's epic fantasy will not be disappointed, and a prologue brings new readers up to speed. The conflict in this post-apocalyptic world continues to evolve and becomes more fascinating with each book. It's a gripping story, full of skillfully choreographed battles. An absorbing first-person narrative reveals a complex heroine surrounded by strong secondary characters. Readers will be enthralled.

The aftermath of the apocalypse brought an ice age and the birth
of neomages, a new species able to manipulate energy. Feared and slaughtered, they were forced to live in enclaves set up by seraphs. But Thorn
St. Croix, a stone mage, has a license enabling her to live in the outside world. The Council of Seraphs sends an emissary to train her, but Thorn believes he has another agenda. Will he be an ally in the fight against the darkness, or her worst enemy? (ROC, Nov., 352 pp., $14.00)

Reviewed By: Gail Pruszkowski

Publisher: Roc

Published: November 2007

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