It is eight years since Xuan Wu, God of the Northern Heavens, living in Hong Kong as wealthy businessman John Chen, was exiled from the mortal realm. Emma and Simone, John′s daughter, are facing a new series of threats, while their best fighter, Leo, sits in Hell. They must persuade him to come home ... but, in Hell, nothing is as it appears. On Earth, Simon Wong, the Demon King′s son, is no longer around to trouble them, but his associates have taken over Simon′s underworld activities. The otherworldly stones are being targeted and are in danger of their kind being completely destroyed. It seems that the Demon King is the only one Emma can turn to for help ... Praise for the Dark Heavens trilogy: ′addictive ... you won′t want to put it down′ femail.com.au ′hitch up ya britches, put on some good running shoes and get into the pace′ AurealisXpress ′packed with Chinese mythology, kick-ass action and sexual tension′ AsIf.dreamhosters.com
Though billed as a series start, this hefty, rambling tome picks up directly where the Dark Heavens trilogy left off, with little time spent on bringing new readers up to speed. Australian Emma Donahoe's adventures among Chinese gods and demons have led her to Hong Kong, where she serves as guardian to Simone, the daughter of weakened Dark Lord Xuan Wu, and manages the Dark Lord's multi-million dollar business. She's also the Regent of the Northern Heavens, tasked with regularly slapping down misbehaving demons of all shapes and sizes. Emma is overwhelmed by her responsibilities, and as Simone comes into her powers and requires training that her father is unable to provide, the two must look to unexpected quarters for help. Chan valiantly tries to combine Chinese legend with the thrill of a fast-paced martial-arts movie, but too many names and not enough context produce a plodding jumble with a lengthy cast of indifferent characters. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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September 25, 2012
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