By 1919 the Great War has ended, peace talks are under way in Paris, and the world has been forever changed. Delia Martin, apprentice practitioner of magical arts, and her husband, Police Captain Gabriel Ryan, face the greatest challenge of their lives when fragments from the war descend on San Francisco.Read more...
By 1919 the Great War has ended, peace talks are under way in Paris, and the world has been forever changed. Delia Martin, apprentice practitioner of magical arts, and her husband, Police Captain Gabriel Ryan, face the greatest challenge of their lives when fragments from the war descend on San Francisco.
As Delia prepares to meet friends at a St. Patrick's Day parade, the strange ghost of a European princess appears in her mirror. Her pleasant outing becomes a nightmare as the ghost reappears moments after a riot starts, warning her as a rooftop gunman begins shooting into the crowd. Delia rushes to get her friends to safety, and Gabe struggles to stop the killing-and to save himself.
Delia and Gabe realize all the chaos and bloodshed had one purpose-to flush Alina from hiding, a young woman with no memory of anything but her name.
As Delia works to discover how the princess ghost's secrets connect to this mysterious young woman, and Gabe tracks a ruthless killer around his city, they find all the answers hinge on two questions: Who is Alina...and why can't she remember?
Against a Brightening Sky is the thrilling conclusion to Jaime Lee Moyer's glittering historical fantasy series.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-08-03
- Reviewer: Staff
Murder, ghosts, magical mayhem, and Bolshevik-era Russia combine in the impressive and entertaining conclusion of Moyer's supernatural mystery series (after A Barricade in Hell). Series star Delia and her husband, police captain Gabe Ryan, attend a St. Patrick's Day parade in 1919 San Francisco, where all hell breaks loose as snipers begin shooting into the crowd. Gabe and Delia aren't seriously injured, but they end up helping a young woman, Alina, who has little memory of her past. A series of murders has Gabe looking to labor union leader Dominic Mullaney and his lieutenant, Aleksei Nureyev, for answers. Delia, always attuned to the spirit world, sees the image of a young woman who may be connected to Alina, and also tries to help Gabe find the serial killer. Moyer brilliantly brings the setting to life, with fascinating details that bolster the historical verisimilitude. Strong characterizations are the icing on this entertaining blend of genres. Agent: Tamar Rydzinski, Laura Dail Literary. (Oct.)