Raintree: Inferno

4/27/2007 06:13:00 PM / Posted by Kris /

<span class=Raintree: Inferno by Linda Howard

Well if you are one of those that can buy the book and then wait for the rest of the series/trilogy then do it. The book ends on a cliffhanger. It was good and I do recommend it if you like books about psychics, but I am going to be very impatient until the next one comes out. The next ones are Raintree: Haunted by Linda Winstead Jones (comes out June 1) and then Raintree: Sanctuary by Beverly Barton (comes out July 1). One observation about this installment is that you only get to know those two characters, the other characters are scenery at the moment. The story is definitely not finished, but I am sure that the other two authors will finish it up well, they are both very good.

Two hundred years after the Raintree clan defeated and abandoned them on a small Caribbean Island, the Ansara wizards are rising again to take on their bitterest foes. Despite their extraordinary powers and supernatural origin, the Raintree have largely blended into the modern world. They are bankers, cops, husbands, wives and lovers in the society of humankind. But now, from Nevada to North Carolina, the rejoined battle will measure the endurance of their people. It will test their loyalties and relationships. And it will force upon them all new lives they could barely have imagined before.

This description tells about the trilogy but not about the book. The hero in this one is Dante Raintree. He is the "King" of the Raintree family. His gifted area is fire and light. He owns a casino and hotel in Reno called The Inferno. He meets Lorna Clay after it is noticed that she is consistently winning at his casino. As they are discussing her "good luck" a fire breaks out in the casino, and he is having a very hard time controlling it, why?
The next book is about his brother, Gideon whose gift is electricity. The third book is about their sister, Mercy who is a very talented empath and telepath. All of the books string together and build upon one another.

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Comment by Nicole on 4/28/2007 12:48 AM

So wait....there are three different authors writing one series? I haven't even heard of the other two authors, I wonder how this is going to turn out. Hmmm.

There was closure to the romance right? I mean they can't leave that part hanging....I hope not, that would drive me crazy.

Do you know how long it'll be between books? Since it's not the same author writing them all it shouldn't take long I'd think.

I think I'll give this a try. I love LH but was hearing bad things about this book. But you know when you love an author even with all the bad I hear your one good review has peeked my intrest enough to go for it. lol.

Comment by Kris on 4/28/2007 8:57 AM

There was closure to the romance but not the story line. The other two authors, Linda W. Jones and Beverly Barton are both really good. LWJ writes paranormal and suspense for Harlequin and BB I love, she writes suspense/killer on the loose kind of books and she writes a IM series for Harlequin called The Protectors. If you like action suspense/ serial killer (with romance)books she is very good.
I enjoyed the characters in the story, but they are not typical for LH, the hero is not her typical alpha. He is alpha but a little softer than her usual heros. I love her books but some of her heros are a little over-bearing for my taste. I like reading her books but personally could not stand being with some of her heros, I would eventually shoot them.

Wow that was a very long comment.

Comment by Zeek on 4/30/2007 12:29 PM

People have been giving this bad reviews, so I was skeert to try it??

Comment by Kris on 4/30/2007 7:36 PM

zeek- this is not a typical Linda Howard. I will agree that is the not the best thing that I have read by her, it needed to be longer. I enjoyed it, but I am also pretty easy to please.

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