Shadows Before the Sun (Charlie Madigan #4)
Between life and death lies a chasm of pain beyond imagining. . . . Elysia may be a heavenly off-world destination, but beyond it, in the siren city of Fiallan, the Circe have punished Charlie Madigan’s partner, Hank, into a torturous state between life and death. With all the proper legal... show more
Between life and death lies a chasm of pain beyond imagining. . . . Elysia may be a heavenly off-world destination, but beyond it, in the siren city of Fiallan, the Circe have punished Charlie Madigan’s partner, Hank, into a torturous state between life and death. With all the proper legal channels cleared, Charlie heads to Elysia, not knowing what she’ll find, or if she’ll ever see the siren again . . . while at home, jinn crime boss Grigori Tennin has begun an all-out hunt for the divine being Ahkneri. Tennin’s tactics set off a chain reaction that puts Charlie in the crosshairs of the shadowy creature known as Death, and stirs Ahkneri from her long sleep—and if Vengeance awakes, Atlanta will never be the same.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 31st 2012
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 335
Edition language: English
Series: Charlie Madigan (#4)
The best book in this series. Sadly, it also appears to be the last. Several major plot points were resolved in this one (the darkness over Atlanta for example); however, many issues were left hanging. I loved the banter between Charlie and Rex/Charlie and Sandra/Charlie and Hank. There is (FINA...
Charlie travelling to Elysia to rescue Hank and bring him back home to Atlanta. If you recall at the end of the last book Hank was brought back to his home planet Elysia to face punishment for abandoning his role as Malakim (protector of the city). Before Charlie can even leave the city she is told ...
Finally this story is going somewhere! Unfortunately, I'm still not entirely hooked on Charlie. There's just something about her I don't like much.
Wonderful series - bit of a cliffhanger but nothing major. It's kind of amazing how each book is set only a few weeks after the last book. That is my only complaint because Charlie's life would be just to horrible if this were real. Let's spread it out and give her at least 6 months between crise...
Since the beginning of the series I have wished and waited for Charlie and Hank to finally become a "couple", my wish came true ! This story is true to form with it's level of fast paced action and all around wonderfully constructed bits of intertwined lore that lead Charlie on her path to not only...