Peeler’s reluctant champion Jane True faces her most grueling challenge in the epic finale of the outstanding Tempest series. When we last saw Jane, she was devastated by the loss of her lover Anyan and the death of her close ally Blondie. Peeler cuts her heroine to the bone to reveal her true essence and packs in plenty of danger and sacrifice. This series is urban fantasy at its best!
After a betrayal led to both the death of “original” Blondie and Anyan’s body being taken over by the White dragon, the forces trying to stop the Red Queen and White King are in serious disarray. Although she is the universe’s designated champion, Jane hasn’t been a true leader. That must change for her to save Anyan and destroy the Red and White forever. (ORBIT, Jun., 368 pp., $7.99)