Friday, August 26, 2011
Early Review: Crossroads by Jeanne C Stein
CrossRoads is the seventh book in the Anna Strong series by Jeanne C Stein and an ACE Fantasy.
As a bounty hunter, Anna Strong knew how to find trouble. But now that she’s vampire, trouble seems to have a knack for finding her...
The death of Anna’s old vampire mentor is causing ripples in the mortal world. His forensic report has brought up some anomalies, and people are asking questions - questions that no vampire wants to answer.
Anna needs to lie low, but with the sudden discovery of a slew of drained bodies near the Mexican border, and some stunning news from an unexpected source, she soon finds herself on a journey that may threaten her existence - and that of all vampires.
Anna Strong is now the Chosen One, leader of the Vampire race - no one knows who is responsible for choosing the Chosen One - nor do they know how one becomes a candidate for the Chosen. And a few vampires are unhappy that Anna was Chosen.
But nothing can be done about that - the choice can not be unmade...or can it?
Anna receives an unexpected visit from Chael, the Head of the Middle Eastern Vampire Tribe. The two tolerate one another - but Anna would easily kill him under the right provocation.
Chael would like nothing better than being the Chosen and he has planted a thought in Anna’s head. What if she could regain her mortality? What if she could walk away from the vampires and vampire politics - become human again.
Anna heads to the Navajo nation searching for a shaman called Sani in the hopes of regaining her humanity. But there she comes to a crossroads and must make the hardest decision of her life.
CrossRoads is another great addition to the Anna Strong series.
I give CrossRoads 4 out of 5 stars.
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Ace (August 30, 2011)