cover image Carved from Stone and Dream

Carved from Stone and Dream

T. Frohock. Harper Voyager, $16.99 trade paper (368p) ISBN 978-0-06-282564-3

Frohock seamlessly blends fantasy and WWII history into a heart-wrenching story of war in the action-packed second Los Nefilim novel. Seven years have passed since the events of Where Oblivion Lives: Spain is under Franco’s control, and Los Nefilim, a group of powerful Spanish immortals led by Guillermo Ramírez, have fled to Paris. Now, Guillermo and Diago, a unique nefilim of both angelic and demonic descent, are on the run from Guillermo’s traitorous brother, Jordi. When they accidentally stumble into a realm controlled by Jordi—and where Diago’s son and husband are secretly held captive—they learn that Jordi has been working with both Franco’s regime and the German nefilim, who plan to invade France. To stop him, Guillermo and Diago have to find their way back to their own dimension. Frohock raises the stakes in the battle between angels and demons by entwining their celestial warfare with the simmering human conflict, and the wildly imaginative plotlines are balanced by intimate family struggles as Frohock works toward an explosive ending. Series fans and new readers alike will be enthralled. Agent: Lisa Rodgers, JABberwocky Literary. (Mar.)