Caine's third Outcast Season novel (after Unknown) finds the djinn Cassiel well adapted to the mortal body she's been exiled to. The same cannot be said for Ibby, the six-year-old girl whose awesome paranormal powers literally start the book off with a bang. Newly turned over to a school where the benevolent Wardens teach gifted children to harness their supernatural endowments, Ibby, whose talents were boosted prematurely by evil Djinn Pearl, is going through life-threatening physical withdrawal from the Djinn. Hoping to save Ibby, Cassiel takes to the road to infiltrate and neutralize Pearl's organization—a gambit fraught with danger for her human form. Periodic dustups with FBI agents, passionate moments with Warden love interest Luis Rocha, and a surprising twist of events at Ibby's school combine with Cassiel's insightful reflections on mortality and human nature to keep this fascinating fantasy saga moving briskly forward to its apocalypse-promising next installment. (Feb.)
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Rachel Caine is the author of more than twenty novels, including the "Weather Warden" series. She was born at White Sands Missile Range, which people who know her say explains a lot. She has been an accountant, a professional musician, and an insurance investigator, and still carries on a secret identity in the corporate world. She and her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, live in Texas with their iguanas, Popeye and Darwin; a mali uromastyx named (appropriately) O’Malley; and a leopard tortoise named Shelley (for the poet, of course).See all Editorial Reviews
This is a continuing series and is fun to read. It is a fast read. Only issue I have with eBooks in general is that while the spelling tends to always be correct, the correct... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jimmy J. Shaw
Impressive new series. Rachel Caine is great at world building, the characters are complex, and the action is intense.Published 9 months ago by V.Garrison
The main character is full of the stuff that makes women champions. Exciting and action packed with believable characters in unique situationPublished 21 months ago by GGV
hated to see her end the books would have loved reading them forever. I will continue reading her books shes a good writerPublished on July 18, 2013 by judy h.
It is a very well written book. I was caught up in the story from the beginning, Rachel Caine is one of my favorite authors.Published on June 26, 2013 by Dorrie