It takes a strong woman to keep the peace in a city of endless night. . . . Deep beneath Underground, a cunning bid for power and revenge has begun—one that threatens to make Atlanta the new battleground in the ultimate confrontation between good and evil. The powers of hellish Charbydon have the upper hand after plunging the city into primordial night. And under the cover of darkness, a serial killer targets the most powerful Elysians in the city, the angelic Adonai. For Detective Charlie Madigan and her siren partner Hank, tracking deadly predators is all in a day’s work . . . but this case will test the limits of their strength and friendship as it draws them into a deadly world of power plays, ancient myths, explosive secrets, and a race against time that risks all that Charlie holds dear.
About the AuthorKelly Gay is an award winning author who lives in North Carolina. She is a 2010 Double RITA finalist and a recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council fellowship grant in Literature. She writes the Charlie Madigan series for Pocket Books as well as a forthcoming Young Adult series from Simon Pulse as Kelly Keaton. Learn more about Kelly by visiting her at kellygay.com
- Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Pocket (August 31, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1439110042
- ISBN-13: 978-1439110041
ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT
First off: Brimstone the Hellhound. If I wasn't won over from the first book (which I totally loved), then this cemented my relationship with Charlie Madigan. Anyone who has a daughter that can communicate directly with (hell) Hounds is immediately my best friend. If you didn't read The Better Part of Darkness you don't need to go back (but do!), The Darkest Edge of Dawn catches you up with little flashbacks. I was quickly drawn back into the Underground and didn't want to see daylight again. I know I should probably switch this paragraph around, but I adore Brimstone and need to lead off with that pup.
There is a lot of delicious interplay between Hank and Charlie that is nicely developing and I would love to see more of. The action is non stop and lots of snarky one liners that will have you laughing. There are lots of little intertwining plots about Charlie's life that really draw you in even more. I really enjoy Kelly Gay's writing style and if you like Jennifer Rardin, you are going to love this series as well.