LORD OF SHADOWS
The Heirs of Kilronan series continues with another tale demonstrating Rickloff’s ability to pen an engrossing story of good and evil, mystery laced with magic and passionate characters. An involved and complex plot will have readers gripping their armchairs and sighing with satisfaction.
Lady Sabrina Douglas, member of an Irish clan that traces its roots back to King Arthur, has fled to escape family controversy and joined a cloister where she becomes Sister of High Danu, a woman devoted to studies of the underworld. Considered a mixture of fey and mortal, she has spent seven years devoted to hiding Others from the outside world and healing the wounded and sick. When an unknown man’s body washes ashore she feels an inexplicable duty to heal him, in body and soul. Daigh MacLir has no memories, but he somehow senses that Sabrina is the only one who can save him. As his memories return, he experiences bouts of inhuman rage and physical abilities. As their emotional connection grows into a deep love, Daigh risks his involvement with Sabrina to overcome the evil and darkness that seems to overcome him. (POCKET, Jul., 380 pp., $7.99)