Juliana Norris, Realm Walker with the Agency, is an Altered. A fact that she runs up against every time she’s forced to work with human police officers, and their species-ist commissioner, on cases they can’t solve themselves. Which happens more than they would like to admit.
Her gift–the quality that makes her the best Realm Walker in the business, without boast–is the ability to read magical signatures. Whether the gift came from her father, the dark fae god of death, or the mage mother she can’t remember, is anyone’s guess. And when Altered children start going missing with only wild magical signatures as clues, her heritage is the last thing on her mind.
She can’t afford such distractions, and she definitely can’t afford to worry about the fact that her mate, master vampire Thomas Kendrick, hasn’t spoken to her since she saved him from a demon–maybe it’s because she had to stab him to do so. Because whoever is kidnapping these children must be very powerful to wield wild magic. Very powerful, and very dangerous indeed.
“Truth be told, she was terrified. Terrified that she’d let him in and he’d destroy her heart again. She wouldn’t recover from a second round.”
Death’s Daughter is another rather basic book in the Realm Walker series, yet once again I really liked it. I really wish I could define what it is that makes this a compelling read for me, because I’d be a much better reviewer if I could.
This book is about a serial killer who is taking children. It isn’t bad. In fact it is a pretty decent story. I’ve definitely read much, much worse investigations than the one contained within these pages. In line with the previous book in this series, it was perfectly adequate to keep me engaged. I just felt like the serial killer investigation took up more time of the book than I wanted it to.
That is because what I really wanted out of Death’s Daughter was more of the relationship between Juliana and Thomas. I love them and I love watching them make up. I love watching them slide back into their lives together after a long time apart. I love the fact there are growing pains between them in the relationship. Julianna is a different person than she was when Thomas left her. It has changed things, yet it also hasn’t. Because they love each other. Always.
I also thought the end to Death’s Daughter was really, really good. The rest of the book is pretty normal but that ending is a very good ending. It wasn’t one I expected out of this series, yet it is one I got. I’m happy with it, even though I’m sad at what it means.
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