Discover the second book in the Keeper's Chronicles, where a young woman masters of the possibilities of time and space, maintaining the balance between worlds to protect Earth.
Claire Hansen was a Keeper, gifted—or cursed—with the job of being one of Earth's Guardians, “Summoned” to areas where anomalies existed, where rifts had opened—or had been opened. Such places were the world's danger spots where, if they weren’t sealed in time, all the minions of Hell might break through.
After she’d closed the portal into Hell at the Elysian Fields Guest House, Claire and her talking cat, Austin, found they’d acquired a new companion—Dean. Though Dean was a Bystander and shouldn’t have been allowed to even remember Keepers existed, somehow in the course of their mutual ordeal at the Elysian Fields, he’d become an indispensable part of Claire’s life. She knew she should change his memories and force him to leave her. Any other course was bound to lead to disaster. But as it turned out, it was already too late, for without Dean around Claire could easily become a danger to herself and the very fabric of space and time.
Yet with Dean around—and a little of her sister Diana’s meddling thrown in—the world was headed straight for Chaos.
And Claire was about to face a challenge beyond her wildest imagining—a catastrophe created by the power of love—when an angel and a devil each manifested in the mortal world as fully endowed teenagers, who didn’t have a clue how to handle their all-too-human bodies, raging hormones, and opposing needs to do good and evil....
Tanya Huff may have left Nova Scotia at three, and has lived most of her life since in Ontario, but she still considers herself a Maritimer. On the way to the idyllic rural existence she shares with her partner Fiona Patton, six cats, and a chihuahua, she acquired a degree in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson Polytechnic—an education she was happy to finally use while writing her recent Smoke novels. Of her previous twenty-three books, the five—Blood Price, Blood Trail, Blood Lines, Blood Pact, Blood Debt—featuring Henry Fitzroy, bastard son of Henry VIII, romance writer, and vampire, are among the most popular.
Praise for the Keeper's Chronicles:
“There are plenty of odd characters and touches of unexpected magic and humor to keep things moving for a contemporary fantasy that’s lots of fun.” —Locus
“No one tickles the funnybone and chills the blood better than Tanya Huff.... With screamingly funny dialogue and sharp plotting, Ms. Huff makes every word a positively delightful experience in this imaginative tale.” —Romantic Times
“Fans of humorous fantasy will enjoy this fast-moving tale, as will cat lovers and anyone else who can suspend disbelief and settle back for a good time.” —VOYA
“This book is entertainment, pure and simple.... A thoroughly satisfying story.” —SF Site
“An abundance of wit…a strong fantasy which wins on its solid and refreshingly different, wry humor.” —Library Bookwatch
“Great reading for a hot summer night when you want to be whisked away to another world.” —SF Chronicle
“Tanya Huff’s new series is a brilliant creation.... The storyline is riveting with never a dull moment.” —Omni Magazine