Amber Smoke

Wow! As a fan of The House of Night series by authors Kristin Cast and PC Cast, I was certain I would adore the newest novel from Kristin, Amber Smoke. I was absolutely not disappointed at all. Amber Smoke is the first in the new series, The Escaped, and starts off on a wild ride that keeps going and never slows down. The characters are relatable and enjoyable, and I adore Alek. Alek is the son of the Fury Maiden, of the Greek Furies. His home is Tartarus, and he is destined to save the world. Eva is the heroine, and she’s smart and sassy, just as an Oracle to be should be. This book is a totally engaging foray into the wonders of mythology and mysticism. It’s a perfect book for the beach!

Tartarus is dying. Alek always knew that he was destined to save the Mortal Realm’ he just never thought it would come so soon. But come it has, and as the denizens of Tartarus begin to escape, Alek knows that he must do all within his power to locate and awaken the new Oracle, Eva. In a blink, Alek is off, racing through Tulsa to locate her and, if needed, to save her. Eva has everything going for her. Strong grades, and a loving mother who denies her nothing. One evening, at a party, things don’t go as planned and Eva leaves early, only to end up abducted. A day or so later, Alek figures out that Eva is missing, and sets about finding her. To Eva, her world is falling apart, and death is imminent. To Alek, nothing could be further from the truth. Can Alek save Eva before it’s too late?

Book Blurb for Amber Smoke

The door to the massive New York Times bestselling HOUSE OF NIGHT series has closed. Now, Kristin Cast kicks down a new door to welcome her millions of fans to her latest sizzling series.

There is a world that runs parallel to our own, a world in which the souls of the damned are caged, where they are looked over by the Furies, and where they spend eternity in torment, mirroring the devastation and mayhem they created when alive.

Someone has opened the cage.

The worst of terrors has crossed the barrier that separates our world from theirs, and the Furies send a great, albeit untested warrior—their only son, Alek—to try to bring those souls back. He is young and handsome, headstrong and impulsive, and he won’t be able to do it alone.

Eva has grown up, beautiful and beloved, but surrounded by secrets. First, she will be hunted in an ancient feud that will threaten her life. Then, she will become the hunter.

With the police closing in and two worlds on the verge of crumbling around them, Alek and Eva must find each other, discover the limits of their powers, and work together to save everything they hold dear, including one another. Blending elements of mythology with the dazzling storytelling that her fans have devoured through the HOUSE OF NIGHT series, Kristin Cast weaves a spellbinding and passionate tale that starts a thrilling new series with an explosive charge.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2016 4.00