Monday, August 13, 2012
Review: Shadows Before the Sun by Kelly Gay
Shadows Before the Sun is the fourth book in the Charlie Madigan series by Kelly Gay and a Pocket Books Urban Fantasy.
Between life and death lies a chasm of pain beyond imagining. . . .
Elysia may be a heavenly off-world destination, but beyond it, in the siren city of Fiallan, the Circe have punished Charlie Madigan’s partner, Hank, into a torturous state between life and death. With all the proper legal channels cleared, Charlie heads to Elysia, not knowing what she’ll find, or if she’ll ever see the siren again . . . while at home, jinn crime boss Grigori Tennin has begun an all-out hunt for the divine being Ahkneri. Tennin’s tactics set off a chain reaction that puts Charlie in the crosshairs of the shadowy creature known as Death, and stirs Ahkneri from her long sleep—and if Vengeance awakes, Atlanta will never be the same.
Charlie has finally come into her divine powers - that doesn't mean she knows how to use them correctly. All she does know is that whenever she taps into them - Death shows up. And he usually tries to kick her a$$.
Hank has been taken back to his home world - branded a traitor - and Charlie is determined to bring him back. She tries going thru the proper channels first - but when that doesn't work out she sets off on her own. Or so she thought. When the Oracle shows up and tells Charlie that she is going to help her retrieve Hank - Charlie is surprised to say the least. But for the first time in her life - Charlie decides to take the offered help - and together the two set out to bring Hank home.
A task easier said than done.
I completely enjoyed Shadows Before the Sun and think it is the best installment yet. I give Shadows Before the Sun 4 out of 5 stars.
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Pocket Books (July 31, 2012)