Half-selkie Jane True returns in the third chapter of her evolving magical saga as the stakes keep getting higher. Great pacing and layered character development meld to provide a story that is exciting and heart-stopping. Peeler is on the rise!
After her last run-in with certain members of the ruling Alfar, Jane has been training hard to use her magic both defensively and offensively. She is devastated when barghest Anyan delivers the news of her long-missing mother’s murder. Someone has been capturing both purebloods and halflings and performing ghastly experiments on them. Jane vows she will track down the culprits, no matter how powerful they are. For a newcomer to the supernatural world, Jane has made quite the impression — making both friends and enemies. As a consequence, suddenly everyone Jane cares about could be in terrible jeopardy! (ORBIT, Dec., 368 pp., $7.99)
Jill M. Smith