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Son of No One

Sherrilyn Kenyon. St. Martin's, $27.99 (432p) ISBN 978-1-250-02991-1

Kenyon's sixth Hellchaser novel (after Time Untime) pairs up Josette, a photographer whose luck always seems to fail her, and a demon named Cadegan, who has spent the last 1000 years or so being tortured in exile. When Jo falls through a mirror and into Cadegan's prison, he's immediately drawn to her, and the two of them almost immediately fall into bed. From there, the story meanders, with escape attempts from the prison realm, run-ins with various mystical creatures, attempts to rescue other prisoners, and a drawn-out ending that seems to wander past the climax and keep going. While those who are already fans of the series might enjoy reconnecting with dozens of side characters, those new to the world will find themselves overwhelmed by the number of side characters and their familial and mystical connections. Agent: Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media Group. (Sept.)