"An entertaining story that demonstrates an amazing breadth of imagination and introduces a fascinating alternate society...an intriguing introduction to an environment peopled with eccentric and memorable characters."
"Collins is especially skilled at portraying the sweaty, nervous moments when everything goes wrong and help is too far away...a very well done portrayal of a strange neighborhood amid our all-too-mundane reality.
"Nancy A. Collins has reminded me why I loved [urban fantasy] in the first place...a lot of fun."
"[A] great beginning to what appears to be a fantastic new urban fantasy series. I look forward to reading the second story to see what the author does with this incredible and complex neighborhood."
"[Collins] does an excellent job of bringing Golgotham and its unusual occupants vividly to life, yet grounding the story in reality. Compelling characters and dangerous drama add up to dynamic and exciting fun!"
-Romantic Times (4 stars)
When Tate moves into an apartment in New York City's Golgotham neighborhood, she tries to fit in among that area's supernatural inhabitants—including her fae-like Kymeran landlord, Hexe, a sorcerer who practices only "Right Hand," or benevolent, magic. Tate's forays into her new stomping grounds bring her into a magical tangle of werewolves, vampires, and witches who fear that the presence of a mere mortal signals the end of the neighborhood. The author of the Sonja Blue series (Sunglasses After Dark; In the Blood) introduces a new urban fantasy heroine, a resourceful artist whose true colors shine in her relationships with those around her. VERDICT Collins's latest novel should attract fans of Sherrilyn Kenyon, Tanya Huff, and Laurell K. Hamilton.