As the books continue though she makes all these ridiculous decisions about actions she's going to take and comes up with these convoluted reasons why it's a good idea, or she just has to be there or just whatever. . Not only can I sense the specters; I can see them. Their keen eyes were focused on us, hands on sword hilts, and those hands and hilts were glowing with deadly spells at the ready. You need to blow all of it out of the water the first time.
I had the distinct displeasure of knowing what a dead body smelled like. If the guy takes precedence over the action, by my definitions you've drifted into romance, and that's boring. They've got corrupt people in their organization and instead of dealing with them in an appropriate and chain of command kind of way they have to like either fake their death or pretend to be worse off then they are to somehow root out the problem? For Raine, that constitutes a good day. We battle them and keep you safe. You do when you heal people — but not when using spells.
Personally, I can't wait to see what comes next. Use all of your skill, all of what you call cunning; I will stay one step ahead of you. Then, of course, you have the Mychael and Raine moment that has been coming since the first book. But each book didn't seem to accomplish much on its own. Mychael made good use of the blanket, and the naked, possessed guy was finally covered.
When a corpse grabbed your hand and a phantom goblin whispered sick nothings in your ear, it was good to have company. If the specter had been inside of him from one sunrise until the next, the possession would have been permanent. Sadly, I have given up on this series. However at least it moved the storyline along. A little bit to help readers remember or get back up to speed is okay, but there was so much it really broke up the flow of the story.
If you haven't read this series yet, I'd definitely recommend it especially for people who like some romance and humor with their fantasy. Through a few mishaps of my own, I was linked to the Saghred. I usually give a brief detail of what happens in the book, then my thoughts on it. And holy cow, Mychael was given a bunch of fantastic character development in this book. Most of the really important people don't seem to give a shit about her criminal family. Sarad, of course, escapes and of course, grows even more powerful than he already was.
Now she's racing around trying to catch the twisted, evil souls that slipped from the Saghred when the Demon Queen managed to open it. I loved the characters and the world building, the wit and just everything about it. A vampire gangster's nephew is abducted off his yacht by a bunch of low-rent Creatures from the Black Lagoon. But we had bigger problems to deal with. The Saghred must indeed be desperate to accept a bond servant such as you.
Couple that to a magical soul-sucking stone coveted by a mighty and nefarious goblin sorcerer on the lam, and you have both character and plot. Raine's voice is snarky without being too smug, confident yet vulnerable—in other words, she's a heroine, but she's well aware of her flaws. Two of the most likeable and more interesting new characters added to the storyline are Vidor Kalta, who is a nachtmagus necromancer who can control the souls of the dead, preventing it from running away from the body. I needed to roll, move, anything, but all my body could manage was a wheezing gasp. All that leads to the fourth item which is of course are there any crimes that you don't get executed for in Mid? It was pulled by four sleek, black horses.
An up-close look at a Reaper was something I never wanted. New from the national bestselling author of The Trouble with Demons Raine Benares is a seeker. For example what would happen if Sarad got the Saghred, what will happen to Mychael if anyone finds out he's in a umi-atsu bond with Raine and Tam, what will happen to her Dad if anyone finds out he's still alive. If it was a spy gadget, chances were Markus had one of his own. The curtains on most of the coaches were closed.
His eyes were that mix of blue and pale green only found in warm, tropical seas. Public opinion split between not believing in what they deemed ghosts or believing they were qualified to protect themselves. The Reaper suddenly came straight at me—and flowed past me. The first line was a hook, that just kept me reading. And the murderer's not human. Arlyn Ravide, the young Guardian whose body his soul occupied, was not.