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.
Now that his brothers Nicholas and Raine have married
two of the Faery King's daughters, it's Lyon's turn to find his intended bride. Juliette is working as a courtesan in a Paris brothel and trying to forget her tragic, violent past.
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)