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Image of Illusion: Chronicles of Nick


Image of Illusion: Chronicles of Nick

“Be careful what you wish for” is the eternal warning, and young Nick Gautier is about to get a scary demonstration of why. The fifth chapter in Kenyon’s amazing Chronicles of Nick series dumps an unsuspecting hero into an alternate reality that blows his mind. Kenyon’s deconstruction and reconstruction of the character of Nick has made this series utterly riveting, and for fans of her interconnected Dark Hunter novels, the alterations to history keep both series fresh and surprising. Kenyon is in a class by herself!

Following the death of his Malachai father, Nick Gautier has come into his full powers. Frightened that he could inadvertently destroy everyone he loves, Nick and his friends attempt to bind his powers. Something goes wrong, and Nick suddenly wakes up powerless in an alternate reality where his parents are Cherise and Bubba Burdette and demons like Caleb and Simi are human high school kids. Sadly Nick’s life in this reality is in just as much jeopardy, and separating friend from foe leads to some surprising alliances. Nick quickly decides that maybe his powers are not always the burden he imagined. (ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN, Apr., 464 pp., $16.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith