Pros: Very nice new set of characters and dynamic between them
Cons: End-game relationship troubles are way too similar from book to book
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Review book courtesy of Penguin Group
Sidney Westerbrook has arrived in Chicago to act as the temporary bookkeeper for the local talyan, those possessed by repentant demons who fight against evil. His job is supposed to be easy compared to theirs: he studies what they do, keeps the records, does research when needed. He’s planning to use some of the weird stuff going on in Chicago to finish the research that will make a name for him and allow him to take over the London bookkeeper position when his father dies. Unfortunately for him, since the last bookkeeper betrayed them, the Chicago talyan don’t plan to make his job easy on him. They give him no respect and little aid, and soon he ends up in the middle of a demon attack.
Alyce Carver is adrift; she has lost track of the passage of time and moves from one demon attack to another with little awareness of her surroundings. Until, however, she saves Sidney from certain death. He brings her to the League, constantly pushes at the lost memories of her past, and gives her a steady rock to hold onto in the storm that is her eternal life. But a gathering group of evil djinn threatens to destroy not only them, but all of Chicago as well.