Sunday, October 11, 2009

Curse the Dark by Laura Anne Gilman

About the book: Wren Valere used to have a simple life. Her partner Sergei would negotiate the terms of the Retrieval -- all right, the theft -- and she would use her magical talent to carry it out. Paycheck deposited, on to the next job. Now? Her relationship with Sergei is even more complicated (sex will do that). Her fellow lonejacks are trying to organize against the Mage's Council. The nonhuman population of Manhattan is getting fed up with being ignored and abused. And the Council? Well, they have an agenda of their own, and it's not one the lonejacks are going to like. And Sergei is far too involved with the Silence, his former employers, for Wren's liking.When it comes down to choosing sides, the first rule of the lonejack credo is "Don't get involved." But when friends are in danger, and the city you love is at risk, sometimes getting into the thick of things is all you can do.

My Thoughts: This is the second book in the Retrievers series and it was interesting. It kept me coming back. The main story, finding a stolen ancient document, helped build the ongoing story of the tension between the lonejack community and the Council nicely. Can't wait to get on with the next one!

1 comment:

Jo, a retired teacher said...

Sounds like a fun series.

I don't know how many of the free Kindle books you've downloaded, but if you have The Briar King I'd love to know what you think. I don't want to give too much away, but I found it extremely frustrating. I'm not going to continue on with that series.