Mass Market Paperbound
368 pages, 6.87 × 4.2 × 0.97 in
August 26, 2008
Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0440240999
ISBN - 13: 9780440240990
About the Book
This second novel in Moning's Fever series follows MacKayla Lane on a quest for an ancient book that could determined the fate of both Man and Fae.
Read from the Book
PrologueAll of us have our little problems and insecurities. I’m no different. Back in high school whenI used to feel insecure about something, I would console myself with two thoughts: I’m pretty, and my parents love me. Between those two, I could survive anything.Since then I’ve come to understand how little the former matters, and how bitterly the latter can be tested. What’s left then? Nothing about our appearance or who loves or hates us. Nothing about our brainpower—which, like beauty, is an unearned gift of genetics—nor even anything about what we say.It’s our actions that define us. What we choose. What we resist. What we’re willing to die for.My name is MacKayla Lane. I think. Some say my last name is really O’Connor. That’s another of my insecurities right now: who I am. Although, at the moment, I’m in no hurry to find out. What I am is disturbing enough.I’m from Ashford, Georgia. I think. Lately I’ve realized I have some tricky memories I can’t quite sort through.I’m in Ireland. When my sister, Alina, was found dead in a trash-filled alley on Dublin’s north side, the local police closed her case in record time, so I flew over to see what I could do about getting justice.Okay, so maybe I’m not that pure.What I really came over for was revenge. And now, after everything I’ve seen, I want it twice as bad.I used to think my sister and I were just two nice southern girls who would get married in a few years, have babies, and settle down to a life of sipping sweet tea on
From the Publisher
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
I used to be your average, everyday girl but all that changed one night in Dublin when I saw my first Fae, and got dragged into a world of deadly immortals and ancient secrets. . . .
In her fight to stay alive, MacKayla must find the Sinsar Dubh—a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over the worlds of both the Fae and Man. Pursued by assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she can’t trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and powerful men: V’lane, the immortal Fae Prince, and Jericho Barrons, a man as irresistible as he is dangerous.
For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them.
About the Author
Karen Marie Moning is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fever series, featuring MacKayla Lane, and the award-winning Highlander series. She has a bachelor’s degree in society and law from Purdue University.
“Spiced with a subtle yet delightfully sharp sense of humor … delectably dark and sexy.”—Chicago Tribune
From the Hardcover edition.