cover image Grave War

Grave War

Kalayna Price. Ace, $7.99 mass market (416p) ISBN 978-1-984805-95-9

Price concludes the Alex Craft urban fantasy series (after Grave Destiny) with a heaping serving of chills, adventure, and romance. Alex Craft, a grave witch, has been through the wringer, what with discovering her fae side and reluctantly spending time in faerie land, helping to solve supernatural murders, and seeing her love interest Falin Andrews ascend to the throne of the winter court. Along the way, she’s picked up a few enemies—most notably the maniacal Ryese, nephew of the late winter queen. Alex, now the lead investigator of the Fae Investigation Bureau, is thrown even deeper into the magical world she’s been trying to avoid after Ryese destroys the doors to faerie land, stranding fae courtiers and independents alike in the mortal world. Now Alex must unravel deceptions and vanquish her enemies before faerie land is lost forever. Price provides a satisfying, slightly melancholy end to the series that serves as a jam-packed adventure in its own right while gracefully wrapping up most of the series’ ongoing story lines. Fans will not be disappointed. Agent: Lucienne Diver, the Knight Agency. (Nov.)