Truth burns.Unemployment, despair, anger—visible and invisible unrest feed the undercurrent of Detroit’s unease. A city increasingly invaded by phantoms now faces a malevolent force that further stokes fear and chaos throughout the city.Anya Kalinczyk spends her days as an arson investigator with... show more
Truth burns.Unemployment, despair, anger—visible and invisible unrest feed the undercurrent of Detroit’s unease. A city increasingly invaded by phantoms now faces a malevolent force that further stokes fear and chaos throughout the city.Anya Kalinczyk spends her days as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department, and her nights pursuing malicious spirits with a team of eccentric ghost hunters. Anya—who is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern—suspects a supernatural arsonist is setting blazes to summon a fiery ancient entity that will leave the city in cinders. By Devil’s Night, the spell will be complete, unless Anya—with the help of her salamander familiar and the paranormal investigating team—can stop it.Anya’s accustomed to danger and believes herself inured to loneliness and loss. But this time she’s risking everything: her city, her soul, and a man who sees and accepts her for everything she is. Keeping all three safe will be the biggest challenge she’s ever faced.EmbersA sizzling debut from a red-hot new author . . .
Publish date: March 30th 2010
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 359
Edition language: English
Series: Anya Kalinczyk (#1)
I liked the Lantern thing, but I did not like how uninterested Anya is in her magical abilities. She's basically like "Oh yeah, I do this thing... but I dunno how or why." Zero fucks given. Also, the romantic interest being in a coma for most of the book was laaame.
3.7 stars, because:a) It kind of dragged on needlessly, particularly in the middle, but Anya was likable enough to make it bearable.and b) WACKO LOVE INTEREST YES.
In her debut novel, Laura Bickle introduces the elements of fire that can be harnessed and used by elemental people.Detroit is a city that has had a hard time, unemployment, despair are visible within the people of the city and crime is never far behind. Anya Kalinczyk is an arson investigator with...
This is the first book in the Anya Kalinczyk Series and before this book tour this book wasn't really on my radar. I may have seen it in passing, but it never really registered for me. Well it's registered now, that's for sure.The book opens with Anya Kalinczyk showing up at a haunted house, where ...
I felt this was a bit different from the usual urban fantasy fare and I really enjoyed it. The protagonist was practical and fairly normal. She has a day job that she loves and it's one that it's hard for women to break into (though that's not mentioned) but she's moved up in the ranks. The descript...