Holed up in a farmhouse in the Slovenian Alps, Jo Wiley is hiding from the personal demons and the dead who haunt her in Ljubljana. When she meets a secretive ghost from the area’s war-torn past, being alone becomes much less interesting. Before she can uncover her dead friend’s identity and agenda, her son’s father visits her in the mountains with his own dark secrets, and a cryptic warning.
Forced from seclusion, Jo returns to the city to find things are even more chaotic than when she left. Vandals have attacked her teahouse and she and her chosen family are on the battle lines between ancient deities with human faces and humans who want the power of the gods.
As more secrets are revealed, Jo struggles with how these new pieces fit together and where her place is in a world where her fate is more determined than she ever believed. As she gets closer to understanding the truth about her ex and her own past, it’s clear she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save those she loves most.
But what if her sacrifice isn’t enough? And if it is, what are the consequences of thwarting fate?
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Great Follow Up!
Still reeling from the trauma of recent events, including the murder of dear friends and the awakening the family "gift" that allows her to see and speak to the dead, Jo Wiley retreats to a mountain getaway to recover. The dead, however, don't exactly respect boundaries or her self-imposed exile. Will the lingering souls on a nearby battlefield help her channel her gifts, or will they push Jo over the edge?
Meanwhile, back in Ljubljana, her meddling ex is leading Jo's son down a dangerous path. Dear old dad is more than he seems and has imbued their son with a legacy that also touches the hidden world full of ghosts, gods, and monsters. Jo would spare him this unwanted destiny, but the price may be too dear. Add in a new enemy bent on destroying Jo and all she loves, and our lady must face a multitude of sorrows if she's to protect what's hers.
This is an incredible follow up to book 1. We see Jo come into her powers, something her son will have to do as well, and channel that inner core of steel as she embraces her purpose. The stakes are higher, the enemies more powerful, and the story even more gripping. Jo Wiley is the cerebral heroine I've been searching for in Urban Fantasy. Can't wait to see what's next for her!