This is the fourth installment of Ms. Kenyon and Ms. Love's Belandor series. I love anything from these authors and when the two of them get together you have one heck of a story. This book will answer a lot of questions that the first three books brought up. We finally find out the answer to what the Alterants are and where they came from. And what the evil Mebd want with them. This was a wonderful action filled book from start to finish. I can't wait for the next installment of this series.
Evalle is an Alterant. That means she can change into a beast state that gives her greater strength and faster healing than a normal human. She also works for the Belandors. They protect humans from the paranormal and the paranormal from each other. No one knows what the Alterant are or where they come from. Some people want all of the Alterants locked away or killed. If Evalle can find out what the Alterants are and where they come from, and bring them in to pledge themselves to the Goddess Macha, then they will be under her protection and be allowed to live free. Queen Flaevynn and her followers call the Medb want the use them to fight Macha. The queen thinks that if they do that it will end the curse that has imprisoned her. On top of everything Evalle has to do her relationship with Simon has come to the point that she knows she loves him and will do anything to keep him safe.
An Alterant who fights trolls, demons, and other deadly creatures, Evalle is an outcast among the Beladors. But now she can change all that—and finally get answers about her origins. In her attempt to take down the Belador traitor and bring home a captured friend, she infiltrates the dangerous Medb coven, where she discovers exactly what an Alterant really is—and the news is not good for the Beladors. 9781451671995
Meanwhile, Evalle’s best friends Tzader and Quinn face unthinkable choices, as relationships with the women they love grow twisted. Evalle’s relationship with the Skinwalker Storm becomes even more complicated when the witch doctor he’s been hunting begins to stalk Evalle. With death breathing down her neck, Evalle is forced to embrace her destiny . . . but at what price?