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Destiny seems to finally catch up with Rylee
am 20. Juni 2014
Spoiler Warning for the events in the previous books in the series. The books follow an overall story-arc and should probably best be read in the right order to get the most out of it. So if you are new to the series, I recommend to stop reading here and start at the beginning with "Priceless".
Synopsis [by Goodreads.com]
"My name is Rylee, and I am a Tracker."
When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I'm the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot.
Crossing into Ogre country is dangerous when you're a polite, respectful gal. Which means I already know I'm in for a wild ride, despite the back up I've brought along.
Even when things start to go sideways, and enemies close on us from every side, I still believe we have the upper hand.
How very blind can one person be when it comes to a salvage?
I'm about to find out.
Again no rest for Rylee and her very special "pack": having been injured gravely on her way back home, one would think that Rylee got at least a small reprieve before the next dangerous job awaits her. But no. Even worse, if she doesn't get the supernatural's stolen kid back in three days time, one of her own wards will die. Talk of an incentive.
And to make it all worse, the captured kid is in ogre territory. Guarded by a mythical beast and prepared to be a demon's sacrifice. And that's about all I can tell about the story without throwing around serious spoilers.
What I can tell you, is that Milly is back, her intentions as unclear as ever, and she has stuff to reveal that makes even Rylee shiver. Oh and Milly is not the only one to spring more and more and even darker prophecies on Rylee. Really, the outlook is kind of totally bleak for Rylee and the rest of the world. Not to mention the creepy and cruel vampires who now have stopped playing nice at all and will stop at nothing to force Rylee to help them to get or secure the throne.
Really, this series never was of the "light and fun" variety. Rylee suffered a lot, even before the series' start and never has more than mere moments of peace, safety and reprieve. But with each book, everything gets even darker. So: this series is not for the faint of heart [not to talk about the usual amount of gore and splatter when fighting demons and other nasties]. But then, it also feels a bit like one of the greek tragedies of old and without a lot at stake, a lot of loss, there's probably no real heroine.
But still, it was hard at times to read what is thrown at Rylee and even so I totally admire her, I fear that the biggest losses are yet to come [you know what I mean if you read the book].
This is again a wonderful installment in this outstanding series and the only reason, I gave four instead of five stars [and complaining on a high level here], is that it felt too short. Yes, the salvage is closed, the imminent case finished, but the book is nevertheless just a kind of warm-up of what is yet to come. And by the way: I so will cheer, when Rylee gets the vampires what they deserve. Boy are they a nasty kind!
So to see what Rylee's next steps towards becoming the foretold hero will be, I'm going right on readng "Tracker", book 6 in this wonderful UF series.