(The Black Sun's Daughter #1)
by M.L.N. Hanover
Paperback, 357 pages
Published December 2nd 2008 by Pocket
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In a world where magic walks and demons ride, you can't always play by the rules.Jayné Heller thinks of herself as a realist, until she discovers reality isn't quite what she thought it was. When her uncle Eric is murdered, Jayné travels to Denver to settle his estate, only to learn that it's all hers -- and vaster than she ever imagined. And along with properties across the world and an inexhaustible fortune, Eric left her a legacy of a different kind: his unfinished business with a cabal of wizards known as the Invisible College.Led by the ruthless Randolph Coin, the Invisible College harnesses demon spirits for their own ends of power and domination. Jayné finds it difficult to believe magic and demons can even exist, let alone be responsible for the death of her uncle. But Coin sees Eric's heir as a threat to be eliminated by any means -- magical or mundane -- so Jayné had better start believing in something to save her own life.Aided in her mission by a group of unlikely companions -- Aubrey, Eric's devastatingly attractive assistant; Ex, a former Jesuit with a lethal agenda; Midian, a two-hundred-year-old man who claims to be under a curse from Randolph Coin himself; and Chogyi Jake, a self-styled Buddhist with mystical abilities -- Jayné finds that her new reality is not only unexpected, but often unexplainable. And if she hopes to survive, she'll have to learn the new rules fast -- or break them completely....GoodReads
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If you were to suddenly inherit an obscene amount of money and property do you know the first thing you would do? Find out how much you inherited, go shopping, check out one of the places you can now call home, kill some demons. Check, check, check, and...well most of us would skip on that last one.
JaynÉ is a young woman whose world gets turned upside down. When she finds out her uncle left everything to her she sees it as a chance to change her life. But the moment she steps into her uncle’s house and meets the cursed man she changes more than she knows. She is young and inexperienced so she makes mistakes, but she is smart enough to realize she needs talented knowledgeable people around her. This is how her team begins.
The men that JaynÉ picks to work for her are an eclectic bunch. Aubrey is a smart man that makes a stupid choice. Ex cloaks his true intentions, what they and his real feelings are will be an interesting journey to discover. Midian who is cursed yet also provides JaynÉ with guidance and sort of friendship. And last but not least is Chogyi Jake who connects with JaynÉ and seems to have her back.
Well-written characters and a great plot line is what you can expect from book one of The Black Sun’s Daughter. The end leaves the story open, JaynÉ and her new crew ready to rid the world of evil. So much has been hinted at and left so many questions. This is a great way to start a series.
Lexy's Rating: 3.5