Green Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells (Sabina Kane Book #3)
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.
Sabina Kane is one of those characters you just can’t get tired of, but this series grows less about her and more about the group of characters that include her. While Adam (mancy, sexy hexy, whatever you want to call him) is a staple of the series, there is no denying the draw that is Giguhl. Hell, Giguhl is the only one of the characters from this book series with his own Twitter account! But that doesn’t keep Wells from introducing more support characters in the book, each one with a definite personality of their own.
The world-building in the book is also a deep and ever-evolving thing. New Orleans proper can be a mysterious, dark and yet magical place. Put the same locale in the hands of this author and the next time you visit you’ll be looking down dark alleys to catch glimpses of that dark world she has convinced you is there. It has been nearly ten years since I last visited the Big Easy, but her description of it had me feeling like I was sitting down for beignets and cafe au lait.
The final aspect of the storytelling involved in this series that keeps me coming back for more is the action. In the first book Sabina possessed the fighting skills of a vampire assassin. By book two the mages had helped her identify her magical abilities and she had started to develop them. You’ll have to read this book to see where her fighting skills and magic have taken her now.
From Giguhl’s snark and the newly introduced characters (one of which influenced a change in a character for my weekly D&D group), to the use of the New Orleans flavor ending with the fights and mystery behind the magic of the world (something really only scratching the surface of currently) this book is a wild ride. The worst part about this book is now having to wait for book four to release. This book is one of the handful that I have read in the past year that I would rank within a 5 star rating.