Thursday, June 5, 2008

Dragon Wytch by Yasmine Galenorn

Dragon Wytch
Sisters of the Moon, Book 4
Yasmine Galenorn
July 1, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-425-22239-3

From the back cover:
We’re the D’Artigo sisters: savvy—and sexy—operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But being half-human, half-Fae short-circuits our talents at all the wrong times. My sister Delilah shapeshifts into a tabby cat whenever she’s stressed. Menolly’s a vampire who’s still getting the hang of being undead. And me? I’m Camille, a wicked-good witch, trying to juggle faulty magic, gorgeous men, and the demonic war in which we're embroiled. Sometimes, it’s hard to know just who we can trust…
The Equinox is coming, and mayhem rules. A crown-prince unicorn offers us a legendary gift, but it vanishes. Goblins and trolls swarm the streets of Seattle. And now Smoky, the sexiest dragon alive, decides to stake his claim--on me. Overshadowing it all, the third spirit seal surfaces and Shadow Wing's after it. But I've discovered a secret that could change everything. A new power is rising—a dangerous force from the past--one that intends to restore balance to the worlds…whether we like it or not.

My thoughts:
Searching for a way to battle the unwelcome Otherworld denizens that are pouring through the portals into Seattle, Camille D’Artigo has been offered a way to help boost her talents by adding a different type of magic. As she struggles to manage her own unpredictable gifts with her mixed human-fae blood, she’s happy to accept the offering from Feddrah-Dahns, a crown price unicorn. The third spirit seal is about to become known, and they’ll need every advantage they can manage to stand against those who side with their demon lord enemy, Shadow Wing.

Smokey is collecting on the bargain he struck with Camille for a week to do with her what he pleases. He’s patient for a dragon, but even he has his limits, and while Camille feels protected in his presence she still has a level of fear. As the battle heats up all around them, and the D’Artigo sisters find themselves in the midst of OW and Earthside chaos, Camille will find that bargains may be all that can save everyone she loves.

As readers have learned in the previous Sisters of the Moon installments, Ms. Galenorn has a great gift for spinning a compelling story. The supernatural action is a great blend of both fresh and familiar, the characters are each charming in their own way, the heroine’s love-life is scorching and the worlds they all live in are well-defined. Dragon Wytch is the fourth book in this urban fantasy series and while some threads in the storyline are wrapped up, many more will emerge to keep fans in suspense.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


RachaelfromNJ said...

Great review! I can't wait for Death Maiden!! What an ending huh? :)

Kimberly Swan said...

Thanks Rachael. :) I'm impressed that Ms. Galenorn tracks even the small things so well through her books. Quite the ending is right. Any idea when Death Maiden will be released? I couldn't find any other info on it.

RachaelfromNJ said...

No, I have no idea. Probably not until next summer.

Kimberly Swan said...

We'll just have to keep an eye out for it next year. :)

Amberkatze said...

Now I offically hate you ;)

Nah really I love you...Love to hate you ;)


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Jackie said...

I've been meaning to get to this series. There are too many that I need to get to and so not enough time!!

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Jackie - It's a good series. :) I know what you mean...there's only so much time in the day and only so many books you can fit in. It's great that we have so many choices.

daydream said...

Oh, I have the first two in PDF format and I so have to read them. The series sounds wow.

Kimberly Swan said...

It's a good urban fantasy series, you should defnintely check them out. :)

Amberkatze said...

I just found out that this won't be released until September in Europe. I am furious!

It isn't the only book many of my pre-orders have had their release dates pushed back 2 months here in Europe.

Kimberly Swan said...

No idea why there's a sudden delay in the releases there? :(