'The thrilling follow up to Dark Serpent. War with hell looms and the cruel demons could gain control of everything. Emma Donahoe has faced down threats to her loved ones and never given up the fight. But as the demons close in, she faces a new danger - John's love for her could lead to her complete annihilation. As battles rage for control of Heaven and Earth, she must fight her own war to retain her independence as her identity is absorbed into the man she loves. ' (Publication summary)
For my grandfather, Clyde Alfred Lee,
who kept his half-Chinese heritage a shame-filled secret
from even his closest family.
My half-Chinese children cannot comprehend why he was
ashamed and I hope they never do.
Gentle Reader, this is the eight book in this story. Although you can choose to start here, you may find it more rewarding to read the story from the beginning with the first novel, White Tiger.
In response to readers' requests I've added a list of characters at the end.
Note for parents/teachers
My books are sometimes shelved as 'Young Adult'. This novel contains adult themes that a less mature reader may find disturbing. Parental discretion is advised.
The Serpent drifts between torture and nightmare
Unconsciousness its only escape
It seeks the Turtle's cool respite
Its cries receive no answer
The Turtle blocks the Serpent's pain
The future looms with blood and death
Children scream with grief and rage
Their murdered parents do not respond.