"The Phoenix Chronicles has everything and isn\'t shy about mixing things up a bit"

As one of the only few people around who can battle the demons who have escaped from the darkest level of hell, Elizabeth Phoenix knows she isn't winning the battle any day soon. However Liz is determined to stop Doomsday even though she knows how difficult it is going to be. People she thought were dead aren't dead anymore and there are things that want to destroy Liz and the people she loves.

The upcoming Apocalypse has Liz looking for help all over the place. She and her ex-lover, Jimmy Sanducci have some personal problems they have to sort out but together they are fighting against one common enemy. Then there is the Navajo shaman Sawyer who Liz wants to trust but isn't sure if he should be trusted. Also on her side, or so she thinks, is a fairy and a Lion shape shifter. The Apocalypse is growing close and Liz is finally starting to find out more about herself and the people she thought were her friends. Will they survive or perish together?

The Phoenix Chronicles are a must buy for me. Lori Handeland has been a favourite of mine for a while and this series is a treat. I needed a few chapters to get back into Liz and her world but after that I was hooked as always. These books are just like the cool TV Series Supernatural but with a kick-ass heroine in the lead instead of the two brothers.

This series is a different kind of Urban Fantasy for me. Where as most series keep to one paranormal element and maybe invite others in now and again, the Phoenix Chronicles has everything and isn't shy about mixing things up a bit. All kinds of legends, fantasy and myths come out to play in this nail-biting series that has me on the edge of my seat.

What will happen next? I wish I knew! There was a bit of a cliffhanger but the next in the series, Chaos Bites, is due out in April. So there isn't a long wait! If you haven't tried this yet then I really suggest you do. Hard, deep and dark this series kicks, bites and throws punches all over the place and doesn't take any prisoner's! Just the way I like it ;)

Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted December 25, 2009


The end is just beginning...


ElizabethPhoenix is one of a select few with the power to battle those who have escapedfrom the darkest level of hell—demons bent on destroying humanity andreclaiming earth once and for all. Liz is determined to stop yet another Doomsday. But this time, it’sgoing to be more difficult than ever because someone she thought was dead isn’tdead anymore…and is bound and determined to destroy Liz and everyone she lovesin the upcoming Apocalypse.


Liz has arrived in Los Angeles to ferret out a nest of varcolacs: half human, halfdragon creatures who crave the destruction of the sun and moon. But before shecan prevent the kind of eclipse that would bring the world to an end, Liz mustmine the depths of her own heart. She and her former lover Jimmy Sanducci havesome personal demons to battle—and there’s always her mentor, the Navajo shamanSawyer. Is he on their side or isn’t he? In the end, the three of them mustfind a way to fight together…or perish alone.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Apocalypse Happens
(Phoenix Chronicles: Book 3)
by Lori Handeland

St. Martin's Press
November 1, 2009
Available: November 3, 2009
ISBN #0312366027
EAN #9780312366025
352 pages
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Lori Handeland

Crave The Moon
Moon Cursed
Marked By The Moon
Shakespear Undead
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Doomsday Can Wait
Any Given Doomsday
Thunder Moon
No Rest for the Witches
Moon Fever
Hidden Moon
Rising Moon
My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding
Midnight Moon
Dates From Hell
Crescent Moon
Dark Moon
Hunter's Moon
Stroke of Midnight
Blue Moon
The Brother Quest
The Daddy Quest
The Farmer's Wife

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