The sequel to Kellison’s July debut picks up the action two years later. A world layered and edged with despair adds
to the darkly riveting tone of the novel. Fans of dark drama will be captivated by this intense new series.
Custo Santovari was brutally murdered by a wraith supporter trying to capture his best friend Adam Thorne. Taken to heaven by the Shadowman and made an angel, Custo can’t rest until he warns Adam about the traitor. Desperate to return to Earth, Custo tricks the Shadowman, and when a ballet dancer’s talent weakens the barrier between worlds, he pushes through. Unfortunately he is not alone, for a shadow hunter known as Wolf also escapes. Annabella has no idea her dancing has caught the attention of a nightmare beast determined to possess her. Custo now has several problems on his hands: convincing Adam he is not a wraith, and protecting Annabella from the beast that stalks her. The war between the shadow and light is getting complicated. (LEISURE, Aug., 336 pp., $7.99)
JIll M. Smith