"One of the best books this year!"
Kathleen Nance is a writer that just gets better and better
with each novel. Each book amazes me how much control and
depth she imbues her book with, making them stand out head
and shoulders above the pack. She has been writing two
series lines for Dorchester Publishing's Lovespell - the
Djinns and the Immortals. Djinns are not your "I Dream of
Jeannie" djinns, but strong, sensual characters that keep
popping into the mortal world for one reason or another.
Nance seems very adapt at creating the two worlds for
readers. The Immortals are the children of the Ancient
Greek Gods who are doomed to unhappy lives unless they fall
in love with another of these children. Both lines are
brilliant conceived, and the world and laws within both
take place are amazing. For a writer to be successful in
creating alternative/fantasy worlds, they have to SEE it in
their minds. If they cannot see, smell, taste and breathe
these other worlds, their readers won't either. But Nance
is one of the best at this sort of magic.
This new book DAY OF FIRE is her first step away from her
Djinns and Immortals. I know of few fans will be at first
disappointed it's not an Immortal or Djinn - and we will
all hope she will return to theses series one day soon.
However, they will be floored by this new work. It's is her
BEST work yet, and it leaves the reader breathless from
first page to the last.
It is the second book in a series of at least five - the
first being powerhouse Susan Grant's THE LEGEND OF BONZAI
MCGUIRE. Nance's DAY OF FIRE finds Day Daniels as a female
Mountie in Canada in the year 2176. From first page to
last, she keeps you riveted unable to put this book down.
Day is a kick a*** ranger on the track of the militant
group that killed her partner. Much to dismay she is now
forced to take on a new partner, and he is not even a
Mountie! Dr. Lian Firebird is a plague-hunter - a doc that
tracked down terrorist release virus that saw the US erect
a plasma barrier at the border to separate Canada from the
US. Since her dead partner tested positive for a new virus
they have never seen, it is urgent to track down the No-
Borderer Terrorists and stop the release of this new plague.
Day is a by the rules Mountie. She eats sleeps and breathes
RCMP; cut her and she bleeds maple-sugar. So, being partner
with the sexy Doctor who breaks all the rules goes against
Day's sense of what is right. In spite of this total
commitment to duty, Day cannot resist falling for the no-
Nance brings post-plague Canada into a vivid sharpness; you
don't read this book, you join Day and Liam in a slam-bang
wild adventure that leaves you breathless. It's been a joy
to see Nance's talent growing with each and every book. But
she really outdoes herself with this one. Dare we hope for
more Day Adventures?
If so, move over J.D. Robb, there is a new futuristic lady
of the law!!
Posted June 5, 2004
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted January 3, 2007