cover image Dark Illusion

Dark Illusion

Christine Feehan. Berkley, $27 (432p) ISBN 978-1-984803-46-7

Feehan expertly weaves an intoxicating blend of fantasy and sensuality in this exceptional and powerful 29th Carpathian paranormal (after Dark Sentinel). Honorable Carpathian warrior Isai Florea has searched for his lifemate for centuries, even locking himself in a monastery in the Carpathian Mountains to keep his heart pure until he could find her. Feisty mage Julija Brennan, on the run from her murderous family, is snuggled in a sleeping bag in the Sierra Mountains when Isai literally falls into her lap. Even as their crackling chemistry pulls them together, they realize they have a sacred mission to complete first: destroying an evil book of spells. Julija’s family raised her to doubt herself, but Isai’s steadfast love and support show Julija that she is powerful—and that together, they can save the world. Feehan’s gift for intricate worldbuilding is paired with pitch-perfect plotting to ensnare readers from the first page. Her many fans will devour this masterfully wrought tale, which is also an enticing entry point for new readers. Agent: Steven Axelrod, Axelrod Agency. (Sept.)