WARRIOR AND WITCH
Brennan's excellent first novel Doppelganger set up a unique quest and conflict for her heroine -- or heroines, as it were. This sequel picks up the action and throws the readers right into a philosophical war, where change is viewed as evil and its agents are to be eliminated. Brennan crafts a thought-provoking, exciting and entertaining read.
A faction of the witches begins waging war on Mirei, first by going after remaining young doppelgangers and then by entrapping Mirei's best friend, the Hunter Eclipse, into a blood oath to kill her. There has never been a being such as Mirei; does she have the magic and political savvy to save her friends and re-make society? (WARNER, Oct., 464 pp., $6.99)