The Barnes & Noble Review
Katie Macalister returns to the land of the Dark Ones in this sixth installment in her bestselling vampire series, which is, once again, funny, sexy, and more than a little zany. Macalister takes her lead character, the very pragmatic physicist Portia Harding, and shakes her to the core.
Portia is so rational she can explain quarks and particle reactions to anyone; she even thinks that love is merely a chemical reaction. So when Portia accompanies her friend Sarah on a paranormal tour of Britain, she is more than ready to scoff. However, investigating a fairy ring, Portia inadvertently summons up sparkly little lights and Hope, an agitated, paranoid woman. She is a "virtue," desperate to pass her gift on to Portia -- the gift to control weather. Accompanied by a small personal cloud, Portia then meets a handsome maniac trying to kidnap her: Theondre North, a nephilim, the son of an angel. When Portia destroys a demon's body by mistake and talks back to a demon lord, the demon retaliates, taking Theo's soul and turning him into a vampire. How Portia falls for Theo, fights the demon lord, passes seven trials of faith, and acquires the mother of all hickeys is the heart of this very funny book. Ginger Curwen