Sabina Kane: Green-Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells

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Sabina Kane: Green-Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells

Category: Fantasy
Rating: 4/5
Reviewer: Loralei Haylock
Reviewed by Loralei Haylock
Summary: Sabina is back to form in this third instalment with all the chaos, humour, action and romance back to the par of the first. A great addition to the series.
Buy? Yes Borrow? Yes
Pages: 400 Date: February 2011
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 978-1841497587

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Sabina Kane is on a mission. Her evil grandmother Lavinia, Alpha Domina of the whole vampire race, has kidnapped her twin sister from beneath Sabina's nose, and Sabina isn't about to let her get away with it. Not this time. Sabina knows time is short if she's to rescue Maisie alive and put an end to Lavinia once and for all, but before she can storm in and kick ass, she has to find her. And that's no easy task.

Using information from an unlikely source, Sabina and her friends – sexy mage Adam and Mischief Demon Giguhl – head to New Orleans, a city full of unlikely magic. Suddenly, Sabina has vampires in capes, recreant mages, cross-dressing fairies, and, perhaps most shocking of all, humans to deal with. With Hallowe'en night approaching, and some ancient prophecy about to unfold, can Sabina keep her friends alive long enough to save the day? And how much bloodshed is saving the day going to cost?

Sabina is back to form in this third instalment of Wells' Urban Fantasy series. After a slightly lagging second book, it's good to see all the chaos, humour, action and romance back to the par of the first. I really enjoyed Sabina's developing character. She's come a long way from her Red Headed Stepchild days, and though she retains her snarky short temper, it's good to see her changing relationships with her friends and allies.

New additions to the cast were as colourful and varied as ever. Brooks the cross-dressing fae was entertaining and the introduction of recreant mages – mages who went against their leaders and were cast out, stripped of some of their powers – adds a new dimension to the mythology, hopefully to be explored further in later books.

And that's the best thing about this latest instalment – though some plot threads are tied, some resolutions achieved, I still feel like there's plenty worth revisiting Sabina's world for, still many different facets of it to explore. I'll definitely be keeping my eye out for Silver-Tongued Devil when it comes out next year!

My thanks to the publishers for sending a copy.

If you enjoy urban fantasy, check out Lilith Saintcrow, Kelley Armstrong and Jennifer Rardin.

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