Midnight Crystal

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Midnight Crystal

Book Three of the Dreamlight Trilogy

Being in a family with a curse adds a little intrigue to Adam Winters life. Especially since it appears the curse is going to manifest for him. A descendant of the legendary Nicholas Winters, Adam has the genetic anomaly that draws him to the historical burning lamp that his ancestor created for his ultimate revenge. Never mind the curse started in old England on earth. Now on another planet, the curse appears to be reaching its completion. Adam just needs a dreamlight reader to help him master his destiny, and save himself as well as Harmony.

Marlowe Jones is the first head of Jones & Jones that is not a chaos talent. Her talent is dreamlight, and as she is acclimating herself with her new job she’s fighting a feeling of yearning and that something is missing. When she meets up with Adam Winters and the bullets start to fly she finds that feeling dissipating. But another is taking its place and it’s one she can’t afford to believe in.

With her usual talent, the author weaves what should be way too many components together into a story that keeps you glued to the pages until you are left holding a finished book. While the story reads smoothly it is full of twists and turns that slowly untie a complex knot forged over many years, two families, and two planets. Add in the Guild and all it’s charms and this is a spectacular read. You must be familiar with the previous two books as well as the Harmony series and Arcane series, in my opinion. 

While not flaming with sex and innuendo, you instead get glimpses into Adam and Marlowe’s careful dance toward intimacy. Both have a lot of baggage and the road is at times treacherous. This is many stories wrapped into one; the saving of a planet, the coming together of a couple meant to be, the closing of a curse, and the healing of a rift between two families. I was disappointed when I finally set the book down, and still have burning questions about the dust bunnies. Can I hope for more stories set on Harmony? One can always hope.

Book Blurb for Midnight Crystal

For many earthly centuries, a legendary curse has plagued the Winters family, stemming from the tumultuous founding of the Arcane Society. But now, on the futuristic world of Harmony, the curse’s final mystery will be unraveled…
Head of the ghost hunters guild Adam Winters and dreamlight reader extraordinaire Marlowe Jones must break the curse, save Harmony’s entire underworld—and fight a passion that could destroy them both.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2010 4.50