Rising superstar Harrison ventures into darker territory with her chilling second book in the Game of Shadows series. Harrison’s mythology and worldbuilding skills are on clear display as she introduces readers to protagonists who are locked in a centuries-old war. While there is a romance, the focus is on the heroine’s journey. No matter what the genre, Harrison should be an auto-buy!
As an ER doctor, Mary is used to chaos, but her coping skills seem to be shot. She has always had disturbing dreams, but their intensity is rising and she has started to hear voices. Since he was child, Michael has studied with the enigmatic Astra on how to fight the Deceiver, who came to Earth thousands of years ago. Reincarnated over and over for the purpose of finishing this battle, Michael must find his missing half, Mary, who has also been reincarnated. Can he find her before the Deceiver does? (BERKLEY SENSATION, Apr., 304 pp., $7.99)