Twists abound in Pillow's third Realm Immortal tale, which boasts drama, intrigue and unique characters. A prologue is provided, but you'll fare better if you are familiar with the earlier books.

King Merrick of the Unblessed and Queen Juliana are expecting a child. Sick of war, Juliana casts a spell to bring peace before her child is born.

As a result, she and the unborn baby are imprisoned in stone. The means to release them are in a message for Merrick, but King Lucien, ruler of Hades, wants the child for his own evil purpose. Will Merrick be able to save his wife and child before Lucien captures them? (SAMHAIN, Nov., 224 pp., $12.00)
Reviewed by: 
Gail Pruszkowski