The last installment in the Lords of Satyr trilogy is also the most complex characterwise. Amber depicts a dark side of 19th-century Paris that will chill the reader to the bone -- even as she's cheering on the hero and heroine to
their happily-ever-after ending.
But is the sea-nymph that Lyon once seduced Juliette's sister -- or an imposter? And will Juliette be able to get Lyon home to his beloved Tuscan vineyards before he becomes too ill to travel? (Aphrodisia, Aug., 256 pp., $12.95)