cover image Hearts of Chaos

Hearts of Chaos

Kira Brady. Kensington/Zebra, $6.99 mass market (352p) ISBN 978-1-4201-2458-3

In the solid and satisfying conclusion to the Deadglass trilogy (Hearts of Shadow; Hearts of Darkness), Brady returns to Seattle seven months after the apocalypse. In the aftermath of the Unraveling that tore the city apart, the barrier between the living and the dead has been compromised and there is pure evil trying to wrest power away from the good. Proud shifter clan leader Emory Corbette grimly undertakes a trip to the land of the dead, hoping to find a way to defeat the goddess Tiamat. His former fiancée, the brave and clever Lady Lucia, follows him, and she is as determined to save him as he is to protect her. Seamlessly weaving threads of Babylonian, Norse, and Northwest Native American fables, Brady creates a dark, rich tapestry. The trilogy ends as it began: with beautifully rendered prose and multidimensional characters who capture readers’ hearts. (Mar.)