Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Chosen-Sable Grace


Sable Grace

Avon, Aug 28 2012, $7.99

ISBN: 978-0062079640

Several weeks have passed since Kyana, then a Dark Breed hybrid Vampyre-Lychen living in St. Augustine, became the Chosen Goddess of the Hunt (see Bedeviled). Residing in Olympus, though she feels unworthy and unready, her predecessor Artemis mentors her. Kyana’s relationship with Ryker the Chosen God of Gods is going strong.

Haven informs Kyana he will soon die as evil Cronus escaped incarceration and begins enlisting a horde to kill his rebellious offspring and their supporters and allies. She knows once a Tracker always a Tracker so Kyana plans to find and end Cronus’ reign of terror. Unhappy with what his beloved intends to do, Ryker insists on accompanying her even into Hades.

This is a great urban fantasy as readers anticipate the confrontation between the bad and the ugly (there is no good) in most likely Hades, St. Augustine or both. Kyana has matured since Ascension as a person and as a fighter as she is not as quick to charge the hill as a berserker in a rage but now remains calm and strategically thinking. With homage to Greek mythology and Kirby’s DC comics New Gods, fans will appreciate the loving couple taking the fight to Cronus.

Harriet Klausner

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