Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Midnight Crystal

by Jayne Castle

From Goodreads:
Adam Winters has enough responsibility as the new head of the local ghost hunters' guild without being saddled with the family curse. He's convinced his recent nightmares and hallucinations will lead to him becoming a psychic rogue - unless he can find a stolen relic and a woman who can read dreamlight. Marlowe Jones rides into his life on a motorcycle and, though a descendent of the rival Arcane family, she's just what Adam needs: a psychic private investigator and dreamlight reader extraordinaire. Together, amid the glowing catacombs and steamy underground jungles of Harmony, Adam and Marlowe must break the curse, save the entire underworld - and fight a passion that could destroy them both.

Midnight Crystal is the 3rd book in the Dreamlight Trilogy. The first 2 are written under her other pseudonyms, Jayne Ann Krentz and Amanda Quick. It is also the 9th in the Arcane series and 7th in the Harmony series. Confused? Let’s just say it isn’t a stand alone novel. At the very least, I would read some of the Harmony series by Jayne Castle (the first being After Dark) to understand the world that she has created on planet Harmony.

Midnight Crystal is a good ending to the Dreamlight trilogy as far as the burning lamp legend is concerned. We finally get to see what the Midnight Crystal in the burning lamp can do. The leads were strong; however, I felt I didn’t get enough background on them to really like them. The romance between Marlowe and Adam was standard Krentz/Castle/ Quick fare…fast but believable. It will be interesting to see where she takes the series next. I always look forward to meeting a new dust bunny! 3 stars on Goodreads.

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