Things to do:
1. Rescue sister.
2. Murder grandmother.
3. Don't upset the voodoo priestess.
The clock is ticking for Sabina Kane. Her sister has been kidnapped by her grandmother, the Dark Races are on the brink of war, and a mysterious order is manipulating everyone behind the scenes.
Working on information provided by an unlikely ally, Sabina and her trusty sidekicks -- a sexy mage named Adam Lazarus and Giguhl, a Mischief demon -- head to New Orleans to begin the hunt for her sister. Once there, they must contend with belligerent werewolves, magic-wielding vampires and -- perhaps most frightening of all -- humans.
But as much as Sabina is focused on surviving the present, the past won't be ignored. Before she can save those she cares about most, she must save herself from the ghosts of her past.
Spectacular action scenes fail to balance a needlessly baroque kidnapping plot as vampire-mage crossbreed Sabina Kane (familiar from Red-Headed Stepchild and The Mage in Black) tracks her stolen twin sister to the extravagantly decadent streets of New Orleans. Aided by her demon servant, Giguhl, and handsome mage Adam Lazarus, Sabina must confront her murderous grandmother, the vampire Domina Lavinia, and the evil vampires of the Caste of Nod. Voodoo priestess Zenobia and changeling drag queen Brooks help Sabina untangle the complex alliances and enmities of New Orleans's supernatural society. An artificially complicated plot and overly contrived humor weigh down this installment, which will only be of interest to series fans.