Camille is doing all she can to cope with the stress in her
life, what with being, along with her sisters, Guardians of
the Earth against an invasion of the Demon hordes; dealing
with a pushy, dangerous dragon that wants her in his bed;
and the sudden surge of goblins, trolls and all manner of
nasty magical beings appearing on Earth – Camille barely has
time to sleep.
But when the Unicorn Prince shows up on her doorstep with a
request and a gift, Camille feels herself sinking deeper
into unknown territory in her battle against evil.
Also Camille can not ever forget that her Moon Magic
is as likely to go haywire as to do what she intended, all
the while more tasks and duties are placed upon her
Now, Camille and her sisters must continue to search for the
Spirit Seals needed to keep the demons locked away in their
own world. But
in the meantime, they also must deal with Demon Lords
suddenly appearing in town, the awakening of the Seelie and
Unseelie Courts on Earth, and the disappearance of one of
the members of Camille’s triad.
Will Camille and her sisters triumph in their Herculean task
of defeating the Demons? Or will they be crushed to dust
like the rest of humanity?
I must start off by saying that my experience with
was definitely tainted by not having read the previous books
in the series. Many “givens” within the plot and the
characters were not understood nor did they offer the
intended depth and emotion.
is an urban fantasy that is chock full of all the elements
of a great fantasy book – plenty of action, varied and
powerful magical beings, unexplored or recently discovered
talents and an epic battle of good versus evil.
However, in spite of these strong underpinnings to
the story I found Camille to be a pale imitation of Ms.
Hamilton’s Meredith Gentry series, with the collection of
lovers and dangerous politics.
It never clearly came across how or why Camille was
so deeply attached to her main lovers – Trillian and Morio -
to create any interest in them outside of their roles
as magical and emotional support to Camille.
But the real mystery to me is the eventual role of
Smoky as a main love interest to Camille, since she spends
almost the entire time she is around him in fear that he
will do physical harm to her
due to his draconic temper and her assertive
Camille herself has such wild swings in her behavior as to
make her incomprehensible at best and unintelligent at
worst, which left
me baffled most of the time and tired of her antics
by the end of the book.
is an action packed fantasy tale that fails to deliver on
most fronts, ending in the middle of the magical action,
leaving almost all of the important issues to be obviously
resolved in further installments of the series, but only
after having taken seemingly every detour possible within
the plot. In
the end I found
a lack-luster read with characters that lacked depth, were
unbelievable and boring despite the great promise shown at