Nora Roberts delivers a smashing sequel to Morrigan's Cross in Book Two of her Circle trilogy, a crackling page-turner that tells of a race across time and space to fight the ultimate evil and discover eternal love.
As we know from Book One, a strange little band has been assembled to lead the biggest battle of all, the fight for all humankind against Lilith and her vampire army. Book One ended with Hoyt and Glenna's wedding, rudely interrupted by a vampire attack. This time the focus is on Blair Murphy, a kick-ass woman warrior and demon hunter who has always worked alone. Learning to trust others has always been an issue, but now she is working in a circle of six -- the sorcerer, the witch, the warrior, the school, the one of many forms, and the one who was lost. Even more disconcerting is her attraction to shapeshifter Larkin, a nobleman from the past, who can turn dragon, bear, or wolf in an instant. His easy charm is suspicious; his unconditional love, more terrifying still. As Blair wrestles with her own inner demons, Lilith and her minions make surprise ambushes, putting the six in grave danger. Toward the end, they travel through time to Larkin's family in Geall to finish preparations for the big showdown. Ginger Curwen