Author(s): Linda Howard, Beverly Barton, Linda Winstead Jones
Paperback: 608 pages
Publisher: HQN Books (October 1, 2008)
From the back of the book:
Inferno by Linda Howard
Two hundred years after the Raintree clan defeated them, the Ansara wizards are rising up again to take on their bitterest foes. As king, it’s up to Dante Raintree to protect his clan, but when Lorna Clay walks into his life, suddenly fire, always his to control, defeats him, leaving him wondering whether Lorna is to blame. Will Dante’s strength be enough to win the fight of his life?
Haunted by Linda Winstead Jones
Homicide detective Gideon Raintree can harness electricity and talk to ghosts. To solve his newest case—a relentless serial killer unleashed by the dark Ansara wizards—he will need to wield gifts he’s kept hidden. With evil lurking at every turn, Gideon and his alluring new partner, Hope Mallory, are in a race against time to save their love, their family…and their newly conceived child.
Sanctuary by Beverly Barton
For Mercy Raintree, war with the evil Ansara clan means she must assume her position as guardian of the Sanctuary—the sacred Raintree home deep in the Smoky Mountains. But doing so threatens to disclose her most precious secret. Dranir Judah Ansara wants to kill Mercy, personally. Then he comes face-to-face with her—and with her daughter, Eve.
Will Mercy’s closely guarded secret change not only the outcome of the battle…but also Judah’s own bitter heart?
These stories slid seamlessly into one another and were fantastic. The villain from Haunted was so creepy that I personally would love to read a story either about her, or another one with her in it. The main characters in each story were wonderfully rounded. I was a little afraid that the different in writing styles would also affect the way I enjoyed the stories, but that wasn't the case. The styles were very similar and all together wonderful. I think that each of the writing styles lend a hand to the characters that they were writing.
Rating: 4 out of 5