Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wrayth-Philippa Ballantine


Philippa Ballantine

Ace, Aug 28 2012, $7.99

ISBN: 9781937007751

The citizens of the Empire of Arkaym depend on the brave Order of Deacons to keep them safe from the Geists who penetrate the barrier between the normal realm and the Otherside. After the recent harrowing events in the Hive city of Orithal (see Spectyr), Deacon Sorcha Faris remains in a comatose state; she is unable to communicate with anyone including the inability to use her mental Bond to reach her partner Merrick Chambers.

Thugs trying to get at Sorcha’s lover the Young Pretender Raed, abduct the helpless Deacon. An Irate Merrick investigates the kidnapping while also is assigned to look into something new at Emperor’s court. He knows his priority as a Deacon though he is unhappy with the timing of the assignment.

The latest Book of the Order fantasy follows up with the aftermath of what happened to the lead trip in Spectryr; thus it behooves the audience to have read at least that book and preferably its predecessor Geist first. The trip mostly work apart throughout the storyline with Sorcha’s predicament obviously the most harrowing while her two males face Hobson Choices.

Harriet Klausner

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