Gale Force (Weather Warden Series #7)

Gale Force (Weather Warden Series #7)

by Rachel Caine

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Overview

Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin is on vacation when her Djinn lover, David, asks Joanne to marry him. She?s thrilled to say yes, even if some others may be less than happy about it.

Unfortunately, Joanne?s pre-marital bliss is ended by a devastating earthquake in Florida. And she can?t ask David and his kind for assistance. Because the cause of the quake is unlike anything Joanne has ever encountered?and a power even the Djinn cannot perceive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451462237
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/05/2008
Series: Weather Warden Series , #7
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 658,131
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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).

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Gale Force (Weather Warden Series #7) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 73 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
They have been together for quite while through some nasty situations and some pleasant times. However, When Djinn David proposes marriage to his beloved Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin ecstatically accepts she has never been happier although both understands the hardships and prejudice they will face from both their species as they have felt some of the loathing just because they have been together.-------------------- Still they never expected the degree so called sentient beings will go to prevent their nuptials. Disregarding collateral deaths, for instance, an earthquake is sent to destroy Joanne as she shops for her wedding dress. Soon after the quake, the Sentinels are formed with their mission to eradicate the Djinn population using an unknown weapon that apparently her David and his Djinn brethren cannot detect leaving it to Joanne to uncover the truth if she should live long enough as the Sentinel operatives know she must die.------------------- The latest Weather Warden (see THIN AIR) romantic fantasy is a wonderful tale as the happiness of getting married is trampled by the Sentinel genocidal movement and to a lesser degree the obvious racism of the lead couple¿s respective species. The story line is fast-paced as the Sentinel horde knows fundamentally they can succeed in their lethal ethnic cleansing if they kill Joanne. Fans of the series will appreciate this one sitter while newcomers will be in back list frenzy mode as Rachel Caine provides an entertaining yet deep relevant (in today¿s world) entry in a strong saga.---------- Harriet Klausner
kd9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I certainly liked this book better than the last Weather Warden book, but that does not mean that I liked it a lot. Yes, the scenes between Jo and David are even more steamy (if possible). Everyone looks like a runway model (especially the men). The clothes are fabulous (so is the wedding). And Jo acts more like a powerful being than the storm tossed heroine-to-be-saved of her last book (though she does end up healing in the arms of David after every bout with evil). Still the necessity of keeping the plot going (and going over the top) means that nothing is ever really settled. One evil is vanquished and an even more dangerous evil is uncovered. Jo becomes even more powerful, but not as powerful as her nemesis. The book ends on a cliff hanger that is a lull in the storm, but the basic problem is even further from being solved. I do hope that now that Rachel has several different lines of novels that she can successfully wrap these characters up in the next novel or two. I don't think they can be dragged out much longer without losing all credibility.
soliloquies on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This one felt like filler - the majority of the plot development was geared to what will occur in the next book. What started as a great series is losing its way.
Jenson_AKA_DL on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Someone is out to kill Joanne Baldwin. Not that death threats are anything new to Joanne but they are always unsettling. Especially in light of the mysterious killer(s) rhetoric against the djinn and the method they've chosen for destruction. However, a little death and destruction won't deter her from planning the wedding of her dreams (or is that nightmares) to David, the hottest djinn of them all.As always with the Weather Warden books I found the fast pace and characters to be engrossing. I finished the book in a day really unable to put it down. The problem is despite how much I like this author's writing, how much I enjoy the characters and how interesting I find the story, I do find myself wishing that there would be some sort of resolution. At this point I'd even be open to considering an unhappy ending just to see poor Joanne and David catch some rest. I have noted from a blurb in the book that Ms. Caine is planning another new series based in her djinn/Weather Warden world. I wish I could be more excited about it but since I'm already neck deep into her Weather Warden and Morganville Vampire series I'm not thrilled about starting something new while these linger on.While I'd highly recommend the Weather Warden books and will, of course, read the next of this series as soon as it comes out it might not be the best for those who aren't into cliff hangers. But, if you don't mind cliffies and enjoy fresh, exciting urban fantasy with a bit of humor (Joanne's ever increasingly dry, slightly deranged humor always cracks me up) I'd definitely say go for it!
shelleyraec on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
ARGhh got half of my review written and hit the wrong key! All gone :(So what was I saying?Oh, its been almost 12 months since I finished Thin Air but finally my library got Gale Force and Cape Storm and I have begged them to put Total Eclipse on order.The talents of the Weather Wardens and the Djinn are something different and lead into interesting situations with a neat balance of action and emotion. The world and the charcters evolve over the series and flow from one book to the next.I appreciate that JoAnne holds her own despite David being such a large part of the story. Their relationship never runs smooth, but generates enough romantic wistfulness to satisfy HEA fans. The banter between the characters is always a fun distraction from the life and death battles.The plot itself was fast paced, yet not absurdly so, and I thought the new threat was a creative and intriguing one. I do sort of feel there were a few loose threads left waving that I hope Caine will deal with in Cape Storm.Can't wait til after work so I can start it. A great series that should satisfy PNR/HEA and UF fans alike.
lewispike on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A book that's hard to review without spoilers because it's basically all plot advancement in one of the plots at least. If you're still reading this, beware!David asks Jo to marry him. She agrees. There is a group of rogue warden-types called the Sentinels who want humans and Djinn to go in opposite directions once and for all - Jo's impending nuptials make her and David the prime target.Djinn politics gets nasty as the divisions between the two groups threaten various lives at various points, mostly Jo's.There is a reporter trying to break news about the Wardens as an organisation as well.There are other twists and turns, but this is, again, a fast-paced book ripping along on shopping, sex, sun and life-threatening moments. The wedding is a classic to read.My only complaint? It's clear that the next book (and it's clear there's going to be one) is going to be wrapping up this particular baddie. Why not one bigger book to have the whole story?
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Name of Author- I go by Starry Night. <p> Works I've written: many stories on WORD documents, I had one super epic one but it was linked through school. I forgot to save it to my desktop, hopefully I can find it. <br> I have done poetry contests on NOOKrp, and one got up to 7 votes out of 12 entries. <br> I am writing a story called The Last Day. It's a descriptive ero<_>tica at 'funi'. Don't judge, though, just stretching my writing abilities. <p> Genres: home life, powers gone wrong, demons, Man vs Man, Man vs Society, Man vs Himself, and Man vs Nature. So pretty much everything. Like above, I do do ero<_>ticas but am not se<_>x obsessed at all. (You can read the prologue at 'funi' res one. Nothing more than PG-13 in theire. It's rated -13 because it has some 'suggestive' material at the end). <p> Contact me at Starry Night res 2.
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