Ballantine, Dec 28 2010, $12.99
In the battle of Manhattan Camille Fitzgerald the fire sibyl and her quad defeated Rakshasa leader Strada and his troops. When she was about to end the current conflict by killing Strada, Camille stops suddenly. Something enigmatic occurred in seemingly a nanosecond. The sibyl senses that New York’s Occult Crimes Unit agent John Cole’s soul, which was inside of Duncan, somehow moved into the body of her enemy Strada; though Camille believes that is impossible.
Knowing he is marked for death at first sight, Cole searches for Rakshasa alone. He also struggles to keep the essence of Strada trapped and his desire for Camille hidden. Meanwhile Strada’s brother Tarek has taken control with new allies including zombie units to destroy the sibyls.
The latest tale in the Dark Crescent Sisterhood urban romantic fantasy second “Captive“ saga (see the “Bound” entries for the first series and Captive Spirit ) is a fabulous thriller due to the location and the dynamic star-crossed lead couple. Camille and John are in love, but he fears he is losing control to his hellish enemies and she loathes that the visage of her beloved is that of her despicable enemy and not that of Cole. With the war always there and the plight of the protagonists, Anna Windsor will have another captive book-bound audience.