Ashley once again brings life to vampires, with witches and time travel as well. Though the ending is a bit disappointing, characters from previous novels and those with stories still to be told make this a fine addition to her vampire series.

For the vampire Roshan Delongpre, life has lost its luster. He hasn't witnessed a sunrise in almost 300 years. On the brink of ending his existence by greeting the new day, he comes across a reference to Brenna Flanagan, burned at the stake in 1692.

Something about her story arouses his interest, and he searches for a way back in time, rescuing Brenna and bringing her to the present. Brenna is drawn to Roshan, yet wants to explore this new world beyond the walls of his estate. But when she does, she draws unwanted attention and danger upon both Roshan and herself.

(Feb., 384 pp., $6.50)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley