Synopses & Reviews
Sidney Westerbrook has always studied darkness and damnation from a sensible distance. Now to earn his place as a league Bookkeeper, he must discover why Chicago is such a battleground of soul-linked warriors. But the research becomes personal when he finds himself over his head, under attack, and at the mercy of Alyce Carver-a waif with demon-lit eyes, and a deep yearning in her heart.
"Slade's fourth Marked Souls paranormal (after Vowed in Shadows) tosses in a twist for the Chicago league of talyan, warriors possessed by repentant demons. After their archivist betrays them, the London HQ sends over a new human Bookkeeper. Sidney Westerbrook wants to prove himself through this temporary assignment, an opportunity boosted when he finds a previously unknown female talya. Alyce doesn't know how long she's been roaming the streets battling evil ferales, but she's intrigued by Sid and the chance to end her loneliness. With Sid expected back in London and Alyce pressured to choose a mate from the talyan, their budding romance is further complicated by a new enemy determined to take over the city. Slade's plot packs plenty of action, but Sid's backstory is delayed too long, weakening his character development in a group of forceful personalities. Agent: Becca Stumpf, Prospect Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Slade's plot packs plenty of action."
"This is a fish-out-of-water story that keeps a rapid pace, delivering a strong plot, enjoyable characters and a stunning world.”
About the Author
Jessa Slade spent her childhood chore money on science fiction and fantasy and aspires to someday write about FTL unicorns. She is a hopeless cynic who secretly believes the flow of the universe can be positively altered by a well-told love story. The hard rains of the Pacific Northwest and the quest for the perfect extended metaphor keep her chained at her computer.