The fight against darkness rages on for the next generation—in New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur’s exciting new series set in the world
of the Guardians.
Being half werewolf and half Aedh, Risa Jones can
enter the twilight realms between life and death and see the reapers,
supernatural beings that collect the souls of the dead. But she soon makes a
terrifying discovery: Some sinister force is stealing souls, preventing the dead
from ever knowing the afterlife.
Reapers escort souls—not snatch them—but Risa is still unnerved when a reaper shadows her in search of someone Risa has never met: her own father, an Aedh priest, who is rumored to be tampering with the gates of hell for a dark purpose. With the help of her “aunt”—half-werewolf, half-vampire Riley Jenson—and an Aedh named Lucian who may have lost his wings but none of his sex appeal, Risa must pursue whatever shadowy practitioner of blood magic is seizing souls, and somehow stop her father . . . before all hell breaks loose.
Ok so those of you that know me, know that Keri Arthur is on my all time favorites list. I seem to be one of the few who was happy with the ending of the Riley Jensen series. Was I concerned about the start of a new series? Hell no!!! No matter which series you read, Keri’s voice comes over loud and strong. Her world and character building is second to none. This is an author who knows her craft and knows it well.
Risa is set in the same universe/world as the Riley Jensen series but fast forward 20 odd years. The glimpses of Risa in the Riley books come to life in a grown up feisty young adult.
After leading a somewhat more subdued younger life than Riley, Risa is suddenly the focus of some supernatural groups who are searching for her father and see her as the way to reach him. Only problem is Risa has never seen her father much let met him. Some of these groups at the moment are prepared to ask for her help, or at this point in time, hover around in case “dear old dad” turns up while other groups are trying to be a little bit more proactive by kiddnapping and torturing Risa in the hope that she will reveal what she doesn’t know or that her father will come to her rescue.
I want to know more about Risa’s back story. There are so many little hints throughout the book that it was tantalizingly frustrating .
All in all its no suprise that I loved this book. Its a world I fell in love with a long time ago and am more than happy to jump back in