Saturday, February 2, 2008

Night Creatures

Thunder Moon
Lori Handeland
St. Martin's
ISBN 0312949189
Urban Fantasy

Grace McDaniel may have been forced to accept that werewolves exist, but she's still the epitomy of pragmatism. She had believed that the monsters were all gone, taken care of by the Jager Sachers, but now, something is killing people, leaving them heartless. Is it the new doctor in town? There is something odd about Ian Walker, to be sure, but she does not want to believe him, the man she is falling in love with, evil. Trying to prove him innocent, to stop the murders, stay alive, and keep Edward's blasted band of merry men and women out of her town, Grace will have to believe in more than she wants to and make sacrifices that would break any heart, even one as braced against sentiment as hers.

Ms. Handleland has created a stunning story that has just enough action, romance, and magic to make it one for lovers of all sorts of urban fantasy and adventure. The only bad thing about it is there are implications that the tales of the Night Creatures might be at an end, and I would severely miss Edward and company.

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