Saturday, July 2, 2011

Eye of the Tempest-Nicole Peeler

Eye of the Tempest
Nicole Peeler
Orbit, Aug 1 2011, $7.99
ISBN: 9780316128087

Hybrid human-selkie Jane True remains in shock over the murder of her mom who vanished from her life years ago. After handling the life threatening Alfar fiasco, she and her lover barghest Anyan return to Rockabill for needed rest and relaxation.

However, Rockabill proves no respite when hired thugs attack them. Anyan barely survives and a raging Jane uses a new power to save their lives, but she falls into a life threatening coma. Her friend Blondie saves her life. When Jane awakens from her comatose state a month later, she finds Rockabill is not what it was when she fell into the coma. Blondie explains that a force that has been dormant has arisen turning the residents into mesmerized puppets; she must open the four locks before hell comes to Rockabill.

The fourth Jane True installment (see Tracking the Tempest) is an engaging urban fantasy as the beleaguered heroine has no time to catch her breath having one life threatening event after another assault her well-being. The story line is action-packed even with Jane’s soliloquies while the loving bond between her and the barghest has strengthened. Series fans will enjoy the heroine’s latest escapades as she seeks a short time out only to land in the Eye of the Tempest.

Harriet Klausner

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