Kitala Bell made quite an impression in Liu's first novel, Tiger Eye, as the heroine's best friend. Now the truth behind Kit's exceptional gifts is revealed in this riveting new novel that unravels even more mysterious threads in the Dirk and Steele universe. Liu's books always come satisfaction guaranteed.
Kitala has extraordinary talent with a fiddle -- and also visions of those who will die. She finds danger when she tries to warn a young woman named Alice about her impending death.
Merman M'cal has been enslaved by a witch he once loved. Forced to sing his deadly song and steal people's souls, he has been given a new target: Kit. But instead of his song killing her, their combined harmony helps temporarily free M'cal of his compulsions. But something else sinister wants to kidnap Alice and Kit. Dark forces are rising, and Kit is going to have to believe in herself, and her heritage, if she is to survive. (LEISURE, Jul., 384 pp., $6.99)