Shadows Before The Sun (Charlie Madigan #4) by Kelly GayUrban Fantasy
July 31, 2012
Favorite Quote: “I’ve fucking died and gone to Harry Winston’s.“
Detective Charlie Madigan has placed everything on hold to prepare for her trip to the heavenly Elysia to rescue her partner Hank and bring him back home. Only, once she gets there, she finds out there is nothing heavenly about Elysia at all. Soon embroiled in a siren revolution, Charlie places her life on the line as she battles her and Hank’s way out of Elysia only to come home and find herself marked by Death. While Charlie has been away, someone has been hunting for Ahkneri. This search has set off a chain reaction that places Charlie directly in the middle of a divine battle that could spell destruction for them all.
Shadows Before The Sun is the fourth installment of Kelly Gay’s explosive Charlie Madigan series. Fans of this series have waited impatiently for this installment after the dramatic ending of The Hour Of Dust & Ashes. Book three gave us the action this series is well known for, but it also further explored the relationship developing between Detective Charlie Madigan and her oh so sexy siren partner, Hank. We learned more about Hank and the reasons why he left Elysia. The ending left us in shock as Hank is forcibly dragged back to Elysia and Charlie had to let him go in order to save her sister. In Shadows Before The Sun, Charlie has cleared her plate and mounts a serious search and rescue mission to bring Hank home. Only, she’s been told that Hank is no longer alive. Charlie, not one to ever give up, decides to storm Elysia and find out for herself. Charlie gets some very interesting help in her search for Hank and learns more about Elysia, the sirens, and her own evolution. Once back in Atlanta, Charlie learns that Gregori has been searching for the divine being, Ahkneri and hoping to raise her. This spells disaster for all because raising her would start world war three, with Earth as the battleground. His search brings Death to Atlanta and it’s focus is Charlie. Charlie knows that she will have to embrace her new destiny in order to defeat Death.
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