Sunday, January 6, 2008

Darkling by Yasmine Galenorn

The Sisters of the Moon, Book 3
Yasmine Galenorn
Berkley – Penguin Group (USA)
January 2, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-425-21893-8

Born half-human and half-faerie, the D’Artigo sisters work for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency, Earthside. Exiled from Y’Elestrial by the Queen, Menolly D’Artigo and her sisters are in hiding until the war in OW is over and Queen Lethesanar is vanquished.

When Menolly fell victim to a vampire she was investigating, she found herself forced into a torturous change that nearly drove her mad. Dredge, the evil vampire in question, sent her home to slake her hunger on her family. It’s taken a long time to gain control, but the memories and nightmares of what the Elwing Clan did to her continue to haunt her.

Someone is creating new vampires. As humans in Seattle are being killed only to rise again, it seems that Dredge may be the evil behind it. With little choice, Menolly will have to face her worst fears, but first she’ll travel to Aladril and the Temple of Reckoning to meet with Jareth. He has the power to offer her an option that may be her only chance for the strength she needs to survive the confrontation with her sire.

With her friends, family and new ally Roz by her side, Menolly will take the lead in finding Dredge. She’ll have to draw on every shred of strength she can to confront him and put an end to his dark existence once and for all.

Darkling is the third book in The Sisters of the Moon series and focuses on Menolly. With the war in Otherworld still going strong, Menolly and her sisters are doing all they can to prevent it from spilling over and destroying the human population. With newly-turned vampires out on the hunt, and a mastermind behind them, Menolly will need all the help she can get to win this battle and return what safety she can to the people of Seattle. With more action than ever, Ms. Galenorn takes readers on a well-detailed adventure. Intriguing new characters, a world that’s easy to visualize, and a tasty touch of romantic possibilities make this a fabulous series for readers to get hooked on.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


T.C. Robson said...

I've heard this is a pretty good series. That woman (faerie?) on the cover creeps me out, though. I don't know why. LOL

Anonymous said...

I've been wishwashy about this series.It sounds good, but I've had quite a few misses lately and they have me second guessing the books that I buy.

Kimberly Swan said...

T.C. - I've really enjoyed it. That cover seems to be disturbing to most everyone. lol I think it's the eyes and hands that are creepy.

SCooper - It's tough to choose, and everyone has different tastes. I think it has a great storyline and with each sister being so different it keeps things very interesting. There's some romance involved, and also multiple partners. There were a few new characters introduced in this installment that I'm really hoping to learn more about, so I'm looking forward to the next release.

Enchanted by Books said...

Great review! I bought the first two books in the series after I reviewed this one cause I liked it so much! Now I just need time to read

Kimberly Swan said...

Thanks, you'll just have to make the time because otherwise it never quite happens, right? lol