Book: Courting Darkness
Author: Yasmine Galenorn
I had the pleasure of winning an advanced reading copy of Courting Darkness. This is the 10th book in the series and I found it somewhat better than the rest. Don't get me wrong, I think the entire series is wonderful. This book just shows me that an author with an extended series can actually keep it interesting and not go downhill after the first few books, like some authors out there which I will not name.
This book is a must read if you have enjoyed the Otherworld series. It is an extremely fast read that you will not want to put down. Camille is facing Hyto, Smoky's father in this novel. I would not call this book easy going, it is rather dark. Some people will not enjoy this book because of the content. I found that darkness a necessary part of Camille's story, and I saw her character grow both emotionally as well as magically. You will get insight on the dragon culture, since it does revolve around Hyto being after Camille. I really can't say much more without giving away things, so I will just tell you now to go purchase this book when it comes out!
I would suggest reading Iris's story before reading Courting Darkness. Parts of Iris's story are mentioned a few times in this book, but it does not require reading it to fully understand.
Iris's story is located in the book Hexed, it is named Ice Shards, the book also includes 3 other novellas from other authors.
Courting Darkness is scheduled to be released November 1, 2011.