Soul of Fire
By Laura Anne Gilman
(Harlequin Luna, Mass Market Paperback, 9780373803576, 384pp.)
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
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save the worldearly and often
Three months ago Jan learned that elves were real, our world wasn't safe and it was up to her to save her boyfriendand the worldfrom being englamoured into slavery. Now Jan has a new deadlineten weeks, ten days and ten hours. That's when the truce she arranged between our world and the elves' realm ends, and the invasion starts.
While supernatural creatures work to defend humanity, Jan and the kelpie Martin have to find the preter queen, and use her to force the portals closed. But when magic mixes with technology, shutting it down isn't as simple as closing a door or pulling a plug .
Jan's geek-girl know-how might have gotten her this far, but they're going to need technical skills and magic to shut the portals for good .
And their time's nearly up.
Laura Anne Gilman is the author of the popular Cosa Nostradamus books for Luna (the “Retrievers” and “Paranormal Scene Investigations” urban fantasy series), and the Nebula award-nominated The Vineart War trilogy from Pocket, as well as the YA trilogy GRAIL QUEST for Harper. Her first story collection is DRAGON VIRUS and she continues to write and sell short fiction in a variety of genres. Follow her at @LAGilman or www.lauraannegilman.net
"Layers of mystery, science, politics, romance and old-fashioned investigative work mixed with high-tech spellcraft." -Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Pack of Lies
"Do you believe in magic? You will when Gilman's done with you." -- New York Times bestselling author Dana Stabenow
"Gilman spends a good deal of time exploring - and subverting - the trope of the fated-to-happen relationship. Readers will find this to be an engaging and fast-paced read." -RT Book Reviews on Dragon Justice