zaterdag 24 april 2010

Jayne Anne Krentz - Fired Up

I enjoyed this first novel in the Arcane Society - Dreamlight - Fired Up. And I guess I will continue with the second novel, Amanda Quick - Burning lamp.

Fired Up

The New York Times-bestselling author presents her latest Arcane Society novel and introduces the first book in the Dreamlight Trilogy - the story of a curse that spans generations, and the love that can heal it. . . .More than three centuries ago, Nicholas Winters irrevocably altered his genetic makeup in an obsessionfueled competition with alchemist and Arcane Society founder Sylvester Jones. Driven to control their psychic abilities, each man's decision has reverberated throughout the family line, rewarding some with powers beyond their wildest dreams, and cursing others to a life filled with madness and hallucinations.Jack Winters, descendant of Nicholas, has been experiencing nightmares and blackouts - just the beginning, he believes - of the manifestation of the Winters family curse. The legend says that he must find the Burning Lamp or risk turning into a monster. But he can't do it alone; he needs the help of a woman with the gift to read the lamp's dreamlight.Jack is convinced that private investigator Chloe Harper is that woman. Her talents for finding objects and accessing dream energy are what will save him, but their sudden and powerful sexual pull threatens to overwhelm them both. Danger surrounds them, and it doesn't take long for Chloe to pick up the trail of the missing lamp. And as they draw closer to the lamp, the raw power that dwells within it threatens to sweep them into a hurricane of psychic force.

As usual with a Jayne Anne Krentz novel, it is easy to read, easy to get captured by the story evolving. A strong man and equally strong woman who find each other, in the midst of danger, with a lot of family, eccentrics and enemies around. Some previous characters make an appearance, which I always enjoy. But there is also a sneak peak in a possible next novel, this one with Mr. Jones himself?

I’m not really in the mood to write an extensive review, perhaps sometime later. But I did love it a lot.

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