Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Blood Before Sunrise-Amanda Bonilla

Blood Before Sunrise

Amanda Bonilla

Signet, Jul 3 2012, $7.99

ISBN: 9780451237460

A hundred years ago, Darian’s lover Azriel the immortal Shaede changed her into the gray shadowy walker that he is, but also informed her they were the last two of their species before he vanished without a trace. She became a skilled assassin, but her assignment to kill King Xander Peck stunned her as he was the ruler of the Shaede Nation. (see Shaedes of Gray).

Darian and her newly assigned Shaede guardian Raif search for Delilah the oracle who escaped led a coup and tried to kill her. Although it is like capturing the wind, they catch the insane rebellious oracle. Delilah implies that Raif’s missing daughter Brakae is not dead as most believe, but still lives. With her Jinn lover and former handler Tyler having her back, Darian seeks to reunite father and daughter at any cost. As she and Tyler begin to break apart over her obsession almost killing him and threatening much more, Darian dives deeper into the abyss while ignoring warnings.

The second superb Shaede Assassin urban fantasy continues the misadventures of the intrepid heroine who's out of control obstinacy to find Brakae without regard to dire consequences. Fast-paced and filled with double and triple crossings, fans will enjoy entering the Bonilla mythos where the Shaedes, oracles and other ilk seem real.

Harriet Klausner

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