He’s the last person she wants to see, but the only one who can help. The hunt is on.
Supernatural bounty hunter Alice Werner loves her job. She gets paid the big bucks to take down her targets and doesn’t ask her clients too many questions as long as the money’s good. But when a girl goes missing and the case feels all too familiar, Alice can’t help but act.
Concern for the girl’s safety draws her into a risky case. Compassion keeps her involved when the stakes begin to rise. Desperation forces her to call on an old flame for help. Despite their unfinished past, Alice and Isaac Moreau, a prominent Mage, must work together to save the girl.
When clues reveal more than meets the eye, Alice must face her deepest fears and confront demons from her past to protect the victim, and herself, from a fate worse than death.
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The stubbornness of the heroine is refreshing. This is a truly imaginative story that keeps on developing in its magical essence. As I neared the plot’s climax it became increasingly harder to put the book down.
Message & Moral
Alice who normally doesn’t listen to other peoples’ opinions stops to evaluate her choices when an innocent girl goes missing. She has no responsibility to rescue the damsel, but goes on such a quest anyway. The message of charity and kindness to those in need is strong enough for Alice to seek help from a former relationship. A man she thought she would not have any further dealings with.
Creatures & Environment
The creatures were interesting and in some places quite frightening where I felt suspense as to what they could do to Alice. Her stubbornness and persuasiveness gave the story character. Parts of the story was set in a large museum, with an endless scope for the paranormal to lurk, which always gives me the creeps anyway.
Captivation & Continuity
I had never read anything like this story when I first came across it. It has soul-sucking, witch-battling and kick-ass after-death spirits. Who wouldn’t want to carry on reading from that?
Language & Flow
The language is explanatory and clear with no difficult terms to follow. I enjoyed the descriptions.
T.M. Caruana’s Philosopher’s Stone Award