Thursday, October 18, 2007

Host by Faith Hunter

Enclave Series, Book 3
Faith Hunter
ROC – Penguin Group (USA)
November 6, 2007
ISBN# 978-0-451-46173-5

Forced to leave her home in the New Orleans Enclave, Thorn St. Croix settled in for a new life in Mineral City. While not all of her neighbors are happy to find that she’s actually a neomage, the majority have accepted her and consider her their town mage. Thorn has protected the humans from the Darkness living under the Trine, but the Dragon won’t stay contained for long.

Cheran Jones is a metal mage that claims to have been sent to discuss the Flames and the prophecy proclaimed when Thorn and her twin, Rose, were born. It’s soon learned that there’s a whole lot more to Cheran and his plans than he reveals, and he could very well be a danger to Thorn and those she protects. Thorn is now taking on the role of Consulate General to whom Cheran has been sent to establish relation, forcing him to follow proper protocol or risk incident.

The Darkness has effectively trapped the town of Mineral City and a new battle rages in the war of Light and Darkness. Thorn may be the town’s best hope in combat, but she’ll need all of the help she can get if they have any hope of surviving.

Host is the third installment in the Enclave series. Thorn’s strengths, and the weaknesses for those she cares about, are put to the test as she battles the Darkness once again to save the town of Mineral City. In the setting of a post-apocalyptic world, Ms. Hunter pens an intense tale of the battle between good and evil. Not having read the first two books in this series I was pleasantly surprised to find that while there is so much going on, Ms. Hunter takes the time to provide detail on her characters and their relationship to Thorn, making it fairly easy to catch up. With fast paced action and the possibility of more romance, this is an enjoyable read with an alluring magical touch.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Anonymous said...

I hadn't heard of this series. Are you interested in reading the other 2 books in the series.

Katie said...

I love the cover for this one.

Kimberly Swan said...

scooper - If I had the free time I'd go back and read them for pleasure to see how the battle came about from the beginning.

Katie - I agree...beautiful artwork! :)