Image of Shadows Return (Nightrunner, Bk. 4)


Image of Shadows Return (Nightrunner, Bk. 4)

The fourth book in Flewelling's superb Nightrunner series picks
up right where the last book left off
with nary a hiccup. Seregil and Alec continue to be entertaining, while Flewelling pulls off the near impossible in this compelling page-turner.

After their return to the Skalan city of Rhiminee from Seregil's homeland of Aurenen, Alec and Seregil have nothing to do but try to recapture their double lives as debauched nobles and spies for Skala's queen, Phoria. Phoria, however, has a different plan and sends Seregil and Alec back to Aurenen to fetch her youngest half- sister home.

Shortly after their arrival in Aurenen, they're ambushed and sold into slavery. Separated and clinging to life, their only hope is that the other is still alive. Alec's master is fascinated with Alec's half-human/half-Aurenfaie heritage and puts him through a harrowing series of experiments that will test him both body and soul. (Bantam Spectra, Jul., 523 pp., $7.50)
Reviewed by: 
Natalie A. Luhrs