Synopses & Reviews
After the man named Gabriel came to the Bloodlands, Mariah Lyander was forced to face her true nature, and the horrible things she had done. To redeem herself, she embarks on a quest to find a rumored cure for her were-creatures hoping to recover her own humanity-and Gabriel's love.
"A reluctant monster's dangerous quest for redemption in water-starved postapocalyptic America shapes the gripping sequel to August 2011's Bloodlands. Mariah Lysander's werewolf side is increasingly uncontrollable and her blood-bonded vampire companion is still angry that she killed his former lover. Mariah leaves behind a hidden were-creatures' sanctuary in a desperate search for self-control that leads her from desert tent camps to a necropolis filled with still-living disease victims. Meanwhile, her fellow were-creatures are hunted obsessively by an ex-government Shredder. Cody proficiently deploys moments of horror: gory slaughters by bloodthirsty monsters, the more subtle terrors of disease, and government-run lunatic asylums rumored to contain a cure for lycanthropy. Developing a well-extrapolated dystopian future of urban hubs surrounded by chaos and a wildly creative collection of preternatural creatures, Cody offers a compelling glimpse into the varying aspirations and potential future of monsters and monstrous people. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.