Emotions and events are at a flashpoint in Knight’s Mageverse world and war is an ominous threat. Over the course of the series, Knight has done a terrific job building both her cast of characters and universe so that readers are vested in the outcome. As the pressure mounts, so do the stakes of love, friendship and loyalty.

For centuries, La Belle Coeur has helped new vampire magekind transition by seducing them, while Knight of the Round Table Tristan has been haunted by his wife Isolde’s bitter betrayal. When a werewolf teen is executed by a new vampire, tensions between the species become unbearable. The vampire Davon insists that it was King Arthur who told him to execute the teen, but Belle and Tristan suspect it was the powerful, evil werewolf wizard Warlock in disguise. Warlock plans to set werewolf against vampire, causing a bloody and devastating war that could expose them all to humankind. With emotions and anger erupting, Belle and Tristan are fighting their own attractions and a world on the brink. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Aug., 304 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith