DARKNESS RAGING - Yasmine Galenorn
Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon , Book 18
Berkley
ISBN: 978-0-515-15477-1
February 2016
Paranormal Romance

Seattle, Washington, and Otherworld - Present Day

For years, Menolly D'Artigo and her sisters have protected Seattle from all sorts of evil, but now the battles are leading to a war.  Shadow Wing, a demon from the Subterranean Realms, wants to take over both Otherworld and Earth, and the D'Artigo sisters have been holding him at bay.  Recently, though, rogue portals have been opening up throughout the city, and demons, goblins, trolls and all manner of evil beasties have been coming through.  The sisters and their families have managed to contain things so far, but when they realize that this problem isn't specific to Seattle it's happening around the globe keeping it from the public becomes impossible.  Now, not only are they fighting demons, but also hate groups out to end the Supernatural Community and Vampire Nation.

With war coming at them from all sides, the sisters know that it's time to band together. Menolly, in spite of their lack of a romantic relationship, is officially the consort of Roman, vampire liege and son of the Queen of the Vampires, and asks that the vampires work with the Supes, the witches, and humans alike, to fight against both the demons and the human hate groups. Times are changing throughout their worlds, and Menolly and her wife, Nerissa, have a choice to make regarding their future.  And when Nerissa is kidnapped, Menolly will have to pull off a daring and dangerous rescue, or risk the demons overtaking both worlds.

After eighteen novels, the Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon series has reached a turning point in DARKNESS RAGING.  The half-Fae sisters, Camille, Delilah and Menolly, came Earthside several years ago on what they thought of as an assignment that would be more like a sabbatical. Instead, they've been fighting more demons than they had in Otherworld.  Menolly had been turned vampire against her will, but with the love of Nerissa, a werepuma, and being re-sired by Roman, she's healing from the trauma of her past.  They live and fight alongside the two other D'Artigo sisters and their families. Camille, a Moon witch and priestess, is married to Trillian (a Svartan, or dark Fae), Smoky (a dragon) and Morio (a Japanese fox demon) and she is about to become the Queen of Dusk and Twilight.  Delilah is a werecat, engaged to Shade (part Stradolan, part shadow dragon) and will one day be mother to an elemental.  The sisters and their family have fought many battles together, but now it seems their lives are taking them in different directions.  While each novel alternates points of view between the sisters, each is also a continuation of the previous one, so it is best to read them in order or you won't know what's going on.

It seems as if time is running out on the D'Artigo sisters, and it's time to call in their allies, in DARKNESS RAGING.  Will it be enough to save both of their worlds?  Pick up this captivating novel to find out.

Jennifer Bishop