Dismayed by Adair's otherworldly powers and afraid of his passionate temper, Lanore has run from him across time, even imprisoning him behind a wall for two centuries to save Jonathan, her eternal love. But instead of punishing her for her betrayal, Adair declared his love for Lanore once more and set her free.
Now, Lanore has tracked Adair to his mystical island home to ask for one last favor. The Queen of the Underworld is keeping Jonathan as her consort, and Lanore wants Adair to send her to the hereafter so that she may beg for his release. Will she honor her promise to return to Adair? Or is her true intention to be reunited with Jonathan at any cost?
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-11-25
- Reviewer: Staff
After a volatile and sometimes violent love-hate relationship spanning centuries, hot-blooded Lanore “Lanny” McIlvrae and hotheaded Adair, the alchemist who made her immortal, appear headed for a final showdown in the conclusion of Katsu’s supernatural thriller trilogy (after 2012’s The Reckoning). But first Lanny has to figure out how to rescue true love Jonathan, eternal womanizer though he is, from hellish torture in the Underworld—a mission that only Adair’s wizardry can make possible. As Lanny pursues her quest, starting from the enchanted Mediterranean isle where a mellower Adair has been living in exile, the author frequently displays a gift for making fantastical landscapes appear real. On the down side, readers new to the series may find Lanny “nothing special,” as one of her rivals tells her, certainly not the kind of bewitching goddess to spur suitors to the ends of the earth—and beyond. Agent: Peter Steinberg, Steinberg Agency. (Jan.)