In the hospital ER where she works, Mary is used to chaos. Read more...
In the hospital ER where she works, Mary is used to chaos. But lately, every aspect of her life seems adrift. She's feeling disconnected from herself. Voices appear in her head. And the vivid, disturbing dreams she's had all her life are becoming more intense. Then she meets Michael. He's handsome, enigmatic and knows more than he can say. In his company, she slowly remembers the truth about herself...
Thousands of years ago, there were eight of them. The one called the Deceiver came to destroy the world, and the other seven followed to stop him. Reincarnated over and over, they carry on--and Mary finds herself drawn into the battle once again. And the more she learns, the more she realizes that Michael will go to any lengths to destroy the Deceiver.
Then she remembers who killed her during her last life, nine hundred years ago...Michael.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-12-02
- Reviewer: Staff
Harrison (Lord's Fall) skews almost every mythic narrative to construct this ambitious beginning of her Game of Shadows paranormal romance series. Divorced ER physician Mary Katherine Byrne has always had dreams of mated pairs of color-shifting creatures who drink a sacred poison and conflict with an escaped criminal being, the Deceiver. When sinister kidnappers threaten her, she's saved by Michael, one of the alien beings of fire and light. Michael has taken human form to battle the Deceiver, who has already destroyed four of the original visitors from space. Only four aliens are left, and Michael's been seeking his lost soul mate—Mary, of course—for centuries. Besides treading close to sacrilege in the mating of figures suggesting Michael the Archangel and the Virgin Mary, Harrison posits a Deceiver who targets Mary for himself, slaughters humans to pilot their bodies, and plots to take over the White House. The result is an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink melange of twisted history and myth, bosom-heaving chases, athletic bedroom scenes, and an inevitable promise of much more of the same to come. (Apr.)