Sunday, July 13, 2008

Gale Force by Rachel Caine

Gale Force
Weather Wardens, Book 7
Rachel Caine
August 5, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-451-46223-7

From the Publisher’s site:
Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin is on vacation when her Djinn lover, David, asks Joanne to marry him. She’s thrilled to say yes, even if some others may be less than happy about it.
Unfortunately, Joanne’s pre-marital bliss is ended by a devastating earthquake in Florida. And she can’t ask David and his kind for assistance. Because the cause of the quake is unlike anything Joanne has ever encountered—and a power even the Djinn cannot perceive.
My thoughts:
Joanne Baldwin is supposed to be enjoying some time in Florida away from her duties as a Weather Warden, but it’s not an easy job to set aside. There’s a wildfire that’s been burning along Alligator Alley for three days, and for Joanne it’s impossible not to be involved. Phil Garret, an investigative reporter, is after her for a story on the Wardens, so someone has been feeding him information. She also has a future with David to plan, but in the midst of that chaos a dark force is at work that must be dealt with. An earthquake is only the beginning.

David is among the strongest of the Djinn, but even he hasn’t been able to truly unite them as they once were. After they released themselves from serving the Wardens, the Djinn also divided. While David leads half of them, Ashan, a Djinn who truly despises Joanne, leads the other half.

The war among the new and old Djinn, as well as the war between the Djinn and Wardens, has caused death and destruction. With so many lost the trust between them is nearly non-existent. Even David is having a hard time believing in Joanne when she describes the force they’re working against, because it’s something the Djinn can’t see.

This is the seventh installment in the Weather Warden series and it’s as captivating as the previous books. Joanne’s life is forever changing as she continues to grow with new power, and her relationship with David has taken an unexpected turn. Ms. Caine is a top-notch writer and her skill in weaving a mesmerizing tale is easily seen. Her characters are wonderfully dimensional, and the world they live in is solid and believable. The chemistry between these strong characters always sizzles, and Gale Force stands out with their deep and fluctuating emotions. This is one that fans won’t want to miss, and I’d strongly suggest that anyone new to the series read each book in order.

If you’d like to learn more about Ms. Caine and her work, you can read an interview with her: Here

To read an excerpt of Gale Force and learn more about the Weather Wardens, you can visit Ms. Caine’s site: Here

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Enchanted by Books said...

Great review! I loved the Morganville Vampire book that I read by Rachel Caine. I can't wait to get the others in her series too. I have to check out this other series by her. She's an awesome writer. :)

Kimberly Swan said...

Rachael - Thanks! She's definitely a fabulous writer, you'll love the Weather Wardens. Start at the beginning. :)

Unknown said...

Looking forward to another Weather Warden book! Lucky thing you are!

Kimberly Swan said...

Aren't they just wonderful? I've enjoyed everything I've read by her and can't wait for more myself. :)