Sunday, August 19, 2007

Crashing Paradise: A Novel of the Menagerie by C. Golden & T. Sniegoski

Crashing Paradise: A Novel of the Menagerie
The Menagerie, Book 4
Christopher Golden and Thomas E. Sniegoski
Ace – Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
August 28, 2007
ISBN# 978-0-441-01532-0

The Devourer is coming and Eve, the mother of humanity, has been captured by an evil force intent on entering Eden. Cast out of the garden and tainted by Abaddon, Eve has sought forgiveness for her sins. She’s done her best to eliminate the evil that she herself began, but even that cannot cleanse Eve’s contaminated blood. Abaddon and the army of evil he has gathered plan to use Eve to gain entrance to the forbidden paradise. If they succeed in breaching the Gate, Eve knows that the only hope is the Menagerie, and they’re running out of time.

Arthur Conan Doyle is the sorcerer who leads the Menagerie, a group of supernatural beings willing to put aside their differences for the good of the world. When the reason for Eve’s capture becomes clear, the Menagerie uses everything within their grasp to get to Eden and prevent the evil from taking over the garden. Gaining entrance through the Gate and defending the paradise sends the team right into a deadly battle. As the Menagerie use their skills against the dark forces, they know that failure to preserve Eden and the Tree of Knowledge will signal a dark change for the future of mankind.

Crashing Paradise is the fourth book in The Menagerie series. Eve has spent a lot of time wandering the world alone for her sins and now the one place she thought never to see again needs her protection. Christopher Golden and Thomas E. Sniegoski weave an intriguingly dark and entertaining fantasy wrapped in a smooth flowing plot, action-packed scenes and fabulous detail. This wicked war between good and evil leaves a bloody trail in its wake and beckons readers for a return visit to the world of the Menagerie.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews

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