Night Forbidden

The Heroes of New Vegas, #5

Bruno “Fence” Washington was on a cave expedition 50 years ago when the world fell apart. Waking up in the future to find everything he once knew destroyed. The landscape is vastly different and so are the people and creatures he has so far encountered. He and his friends make new lives for themselves in, Envy, a city of survivors. Now he is trying to discover more answers about the Strangers who perpetrated the destruction of the Earth. Fence is intrigued by the lovely Ana, though to love her, first he will have to conquer his own fears.

Ana was born into this new world, part human and part Atlantean. Her father and her escaped Atlantis when they felt they had no other choice for their survival. Now they hide from her people, as they make their life in this unfriendly world.


Joss Ware has created a fascinating post-apocalyptic world that I enjoy revisiting. Her latest addition to the Envy Chronicles didn't disappoint, as we learned more about the Strangers and the Atlanteans, opening up more possible directions for Ms. Ware to take us.

Fence had deep-seated fears that he needed to overcome, he tried to ignore them, hoping avoidance would work. Unfortunately for him, he was forced to face his anxieties head-on. He tried to keep a distance between him and Ana, but that became unavoidable as he was constantly drawn to her. Ana tried to be aloof, but their desire was more than either of them could resist.

Soon danger threatens Envy and the small civilization that they have preserved. Ana is the only one who can help them discover what is jeopardizing the new world. Fence knows that with her help, they can stop the menace. Thrilling adventure pulls them along as they try to save the world, and as they find love along the way.

Book Blurb for Night Forbidden

Bruno "Fence" Washington survived the apocalypse - emerging from a Sedona cave into a strange and terrible new world... 50 years later. Now, scouring for answers about the malevolent Strangers, the former extreme sportsman encounters a woman who calls to his every desire.

Try as she might, Ana can't resist the man who tempts her in ways she never knew possible... whose touch elicits truths she swore never to reveal. But as they face a new evil rising up from the rolling ocean, it could mean blanketing the world in unending night - and his end.

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2013 4.00