Evanor's story marks the midway point in Johnson's rich and steamy series. Like a giant puzzle, prophecy and humanity vie for dominance as more pieces fall into place. Each new chapter reveals more character details, not just about the protagonist brother but about all those living on the island community.
As she tries to heal Evanor's vocal cords, the brothers and their new wives are about to face a dangerous new challenge. Until now the Katan Council of Mages has been unaware of the presence of women on Nightfall, as well as the fulfillment of pieces of prophecy. But the brothers' demand for payment on the salt mined from their shores will have consequences. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Feb., 360 pp., $14.00)