Canyons of Night: Book Three of the Looking Glass Trilogy (Arcane Society Series #12)

Canyons of Night: Book Three of the Looking Glass Trilogy (Arcane Society Series #12)

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by Jayne Castle
     
 

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The island of Rainshadow is home to the mysterious, privately-owned woods known only as the Preserve. Now, after fifteen years away, both Charlotte Enright and her teen crush, Slade Attridge, have returned. But will their psi talents and Slade's dust bunny companion be enough to keep them from getting drawn into the darkness at the heart of the Preserve?

Overview

The island of Rainshadow is home to the mysterious, privately-owned woods known only as the Preserve. Now, after fifteen years away, both Charlotte Enright and her teen crush, Slade Attridge, have returned. But will their psi talents and Slade's dust bunny companion be enough to keep them from getting drawn into the darkness at the heart of the Preserve?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101543603
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/30/2011
Series:
Arcane Society Series , #12
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
23,345
File size:
579 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jayne Castle, the author of After Glow, After Dark, and Harmony, is a pseudonym for Jayne Ann Krentz, the New York Times bestselling author of All Night Long, Falling Awake, Truth or Dare, Light in Shadow, Smoke in Mirrors, Lost and Found, Summer in Eclipse Bay, Dawn in Eclipse Bay, Eclipse Bay, and other novels. She has been featured in such publications as People and Entertainment Weekly, and is also known for her books written under the name Amanda Quick. A former librarian with a degree in history, she is also the editor of an award-winning essay collection, Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance. You can find her online at www.jayneannkrentz.com.

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Canyons of Night 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 165 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Fifteen years ago on Rainshadow Island, Charlotte Enright was recued by her hero Slade Attridge from the assault of three drunken off islander visitors near the Preserve. She already had a young girl's crush on the orphan teenager before he saved her. She explained she could read auras, a useless talent for an arcane while he never was registered as a hunter but will soon leave for the Federal Bureau of Psi Investigation academy. In the present, Charlotte runs her late Aunt Beatrix's Looking Glass Antiques. Slade has just retuned to be the island as the police chief though his talent has become somewhat muted after a traumatic incident though his buddy Rex the dust bunny remains at his side (and on his shoulder). As the pair starts seeing one another, she finds the corpse of a persistent customer who her father felt was a stalker; someone killed Jeremy Gaines in Charlotte's shop. The final Looking Glass sci-fi romantic suspense (see In too Deep by Jayne Ann Krentz and Quicksilver by Amanda Quick) is an engaging and delightful paranormal police procedural. The romantic subplot within the Rainshadow otherworld realm leads in a slow deliberate manner until the homicide investigation begins about half way into the story line, but still does not pick up much speed. Still fans of the Arcane Society saga will enjoy a visit to the island of Rainshadow. Harriet Klausner
KatrynN More than 1 year ago
As always Jayne Castle lures her readers into her stories with twists and turns leading to mystery and love. This, the third book of her looking glass trilogy is no exception. Read the first two before reading this one for the whole story. Very, very good.
Cleo75 More than 1 year ago
I do not normally read sci-fi but tried out Jayne Castle's series because I have enjoyed her books written under other names about the Arcane Society (historicals and contemporaries). I am glad I tried out the sci-fi genre. This story grabbed me from the start and never let go. I was so tempted to read forward to see what was going to happen. I did not have to, though, because the story was so fast paced. Jayne Ann Krentz alias Amanda Quick alias Jayne Castle (what is this woman's real name?) writes the best dialogue that I have ever read. It is witty, realistic and endears the characters to this reader. Her books are a must read for me, no exceptions, no matter what name she writes them under.
lovetoreadAR More than 1 year ago
So glad for the new one in the Arcane series. It's a bit slower paced than most of the other books, but still a very enjoyable read and it does pick up later on. We meet Slade, the dark, mysterious yet kind hero who's having a crisis with his abilities. And Charlotte the shy, sweet underappreciated Rainbow talent who has some impressive secrets of her own. Match making townies, murder, thugs and a strange new power emerging in the forest keep throwing them together, just as it did all those years ago, fate has a way of making you wonder what if? Top that all off with new talents, new glasswork weapons and new foes and you have a pretty interesting plot to keep you reading cover to cover. Oh, and did I mention pirates? I am so excited for the next book in the series I can barely stand it. We also see some old favorites in Adam and Marlowe, and of course the dust bunnies are back. Who can't adore a tiny creature who likes to steal shinny items, kill rubber duckies and eat three times it's weight each day?
Danars More than 1 year ago
Love this series, Jayne never fails to deliver! I want a dust bunny!! This series went from Victorian England to another deminsion. Bring your imagination!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Set in Castle’s world of Harmony, a planet settled by Old World Earth’s decedents 2 hundred yrs in our future. A murder has been committed by psychic means in an antique shop on Rainshadow Island. Slade, acting as the new police chief, recently from the FBPI (Federal Bureau of Psychic Investigation) joins with antique shop owner, Charlotte, and Rex (a pseudo-deputy “dust bunny”) to solve this mystery. Castle’s stories are always good reads for me, if somewhat predictable.
Ravenwood5 More than 1 year ago
I just love the way this woman tells a story! It's like watching a movie in your head.
kimba88 More than 1 year ago
Canyon of the Night, the third book in the Looking Glass Trilogy, takes place on the colonized planet of Harmony. The setting is Rainshadow Island. Protagonist, Charlotte Enright is back on the island after inheriting an antique shop called The Looking Glass. Slade Attridge, a former FBPI agent, returns to accept the chief of police position. They both feel an instant connection, but personal demons leave them leery. Things quickly heat up after a break-in and murder at the Looking Glass. Someone on the island wants them dead and something is definitely wrong with the Preserve. I liked the main characters and was intrigued by some of the town's people. Foreshadowing leads me to believe we will meet them again. The novel is filled with suspense as they work to unravel the mystery. The romance is steamy and discreet, a talent that only Castle (Krentz) can deliver. While wrapping up the murder investigation, the book left many unanswered questions about the Preserve. The story kept me completely engrossed and had me saying things like, "one more chapter and I'll go to bed." I am looking forward to the next book in this series and hoping for some answers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is Castle at the top of her game! Not as formulaic as she had started to become-- characters were more interesting. Can't wait to read the next installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually have no problem with Jayne Castle but this one was a big disappointment. I was barely able to finish it. Couldn't really connect with the characters or the plot and her books are starting to resemble each other too much.
ajfbrat More than 1 year ago
Fun read - love the dust bunny critters. I've read all the Fallon Jones stories. Great story telling in a fun and enjoyable read.
amy31907 More than 1 year ago
If you like the other stories of this series you will not be disappointed. It is still the great writing and character building that she does in all her books.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Call me crazy, but I want to live on Rainshadow Island!
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