Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Review: Courting Darkness by Yasmine Galenorn
Courting Darkness is the tenth book in the Otherworld series by Yasmine Galenorn and a Paranormal Romance from Jove.
We're the D'Artigo sisters: sexy, savvy ex-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But being half-human, half-Fae means our powers go haywire at all the wrong times. My sister Delilah is a Death Maiden and werecat who belongs to the Autumn Lord. My sister Menolly is a vampire who's dating a gorgeous werepuma, and the godfather of the undead-set. And me? I'm Camille, Priestess of the Moon Mother, married to a dragon, a youkai, and a Svartan. But my dragon father-in-law has decided that he doesn't like having me for a member of the family...
It's Winter Solstice, and Aeval welcomes me into her Court of Darkness. With Morio still dangerously weak from his injuries and Vanzir alive only thanks to my silence, the thought of training under Morgaine doesn't seem as daunting as it did. But then, Hyto returns to shatter my life. Captured and swept off to the Dragon Reaches, can I manage to stay alive long enough to escape, even as Smoky's father intends to break my spirit, then my body?
Camille has just returned from the Northlands, having gone to help Iris face her past so that she could go forward with her future.
Just arriving home, Camille and her sisters are called to the Wayfarer to deal with a daemon, who bears a warning about Smokey’s father, Hyto.
Shortly after that, Chase calls with news about the sighting of a weird portal in Tangleroot State Park.
He is afraid that someone may accidently wander into the portal - or worse, be pulled into the portal against their will.
On the home front, things are tense between Camille and Vanzir after what happened between the two of them when they were fighting the ghosts in the tunnels. Camille decides that she must tell her husbands in order to keep her own sanity.
In the midst of a dragon rage, Smokey asks Camille to give him some space, some time alone - and he leaves the house. Camille, determined to follow him and make him see reason - mistakes Hyto for his son.
Hyto grabs Camille and takes her to his secret dreyerie, where he plans to torture her until his son arrives - then he plans to kill them both.
Courting Darkness is a great installment to a wonderful series. This book is a little darker, a little more violent as Camille’s inner strength is tested.
I give Courting Darkness 5 out of 5 stars.
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Jove (November 1, 2011)