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"Perfect finish for the Thrall trilogy!"

Kate and Tom are getting married. They've decided to do a quickie marriage in Las Vegas and then have a big ceremony back home in Denver. Everything is ready for Kate to leave the next day and Tom will join her when he gets off his shift. Sleeping with her cat Blank curled up next to her, Kate is suddenly awoken by a noise. Of course, there's a blizzard going on—not unusual for Denver—but the sound she heard is not part of that. So she gets up to investigate and finds water coming in through the glass wall of her home. Then she hears an ominous creaking. Well, Kate does manage to grab the one tenant in the building and her cat and escapes to watch her home—which she put so much time and love into—collapse. At least her luggage went with Dusty and Rob—waiting for her in Vegas—so she'll have something once she gets there.

Finally in Vegas with some clothes, Kate receives more bad news when Tom's flight is snowed in. So she's forced to meet his grandparents by herself. After Tom's parents were killed, they raised him. Steeling herself, she goes to the restaurant and surprisingly, the meeting goes well. Meanwhile, Dusty goes into labor and is taken to the hospital to deliver the future of Tom's pack. Against doctor's orders, Dusty is released from the hospital early and since Tom can't get to Vegas, it's decided Kate will go home with Dusty and Rob and the baby. While in the airport, Kate and crew run into Mary. Turns out Mary is no longer Acca of her pack, Janine is and she just happens to be Tom's ex-girlfriend. Fight ensues—not surprisingly—and Kate ends up in the hospital with a cast on her arm, along with Mary. While there, Mary tells Kate there has been a werewolf Conclave called and her marriage to Tom is at the top of the agenda. So Mary asks Kate to hold off on the wedding until after the Conclave. Reluctantly, Kate agrees. Kate meets Elaine, the head werewolf and Janine's mother. When Elaine asks Kate not to press charges against Janine, she agrees, even though she does feel Janine should be locked up.

Not to mention, but the Thrall has been exceptionally quiet lately, making Kate wonder what they could be up to.

What does the Thrall have planned? Will Janine manage to get to Kate, or will the werewolves catch her first? And what of Kate's building? Will it be a total loss? Will Kate and Tom find someplace to live? And don't forget Bryan. Now that he's been healed, where is he off to? And the big one, the werewolf Conclave. Will Kate and Tom be allowed to marry?

TOUCH OF DARKNESS is the perfect ending to the Thrall trilogy. Authors C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp have done it once again. They've packed a story with plots and subplots galore, non-stop action, tear-jerking moments which only makes the story all the more interesting as we come to the satisfying conclusion with the heartfelt sigh at the end. I just didn't want to set the book down, regardless of how tired I was. I just had to find out what happens next. And I loved the part with Carlton. All the Thrall books are fantastic and have won their places on my keeper shelf. I cannot recommend this trilogy of books highly enough.

Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted July 24, 2008

SUMMARY

<**A PNR Reviewer Recommended Read**

b>KNOW YOUR ENEMIES

It’s good advice—and Kate always thought she did. But everything has changed: there’s a new force at the head of the Thrall collective. A force brilliant enough and ruthless enough to hide its sinister plan behind humanitarian work—building and funding halfway houses to ease the victims of drugs and the Thrall back into society.

And then Kate discovers that another part of the plan is rescinding the rules of fair play by which the Thrall have always dealt with humans. Kate is no longer Not Prey. Now she is just like everyone else: Prey.

Uncovering the plot is a start, but stopping it is another thing entirely. Kate must not only call on all of her own resources, but all of those that belong to her werewolf boyfriend Tom. But the Thrall collective has a brand new way of getting to Kate: a very personal series of attacks designed to tear her from Tom. Kate has to decide: save her relationship with Tom, or save the future from the Thrall?

 

Touch of Darkness
(The Thrall: Book 3)
by C. T. Adams, Cathy Clamp

Tor Books
July 1, 2008
Available: July 29, 2008
ISBN #0765359626
EAN #9780765359629
432 pages
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Other Books by
C. T. Adams

Serpent Moon
Cold Moon Rising
Timeless Moon
Moon's Fury
Touch of Madness
Howling Moon
Captive Moon
Touch of Evil
Moon's Web
Hunter's Moon


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