My family is away on Kaua'i, where the locals proudly claim that Kamehameha never conquered their island. The last chief, Kaumuali'i, avoided a reckoning with the ambitious warrior through a peace treaty. Some would say that Kamehameha had supernatural powers ...
|Sprouting Horn Blowhole on Kaua'i|
... Alma Katsu is celebrating the release of her second novel, THE RECKNONING, in her the supernatural triology:
Lanore McIlvrae is the kind of woman who will do anything for love. Including imprisoning the man who loves her behind a wall of brick and stone.
She had no choice but to entomb Adair, her nemesis, to save Jonathan, the boy she grew up with in a remote Maine town in the early 1800s and the man she thought she would be with forever. But Adair had other plans for her. He used his mysterious, otherworldly powers to give her eternal life, but Lanore learned too late that there was a price for this gift: to spend eternity with him. And though he is handsome and charming, behind Adair’s seductive façade is the stuff of nightmares. He is a monster in the flesh, and he wants Lanore to love him for all of time.
Now, two hundred years after imprisoning Adair, Lanore is trying to atone for her sins. She has given away the treasures she’s collected over her many lifetimes in order to purge her past and clear the way for a future with her new lover, Luke Findley. But, while viewing these items at an exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Lanore suddenly is aware that the thing she’s been dreading for two hundred years has caught up to her: Adair has escaped from his prison. He’s free— and he will come looking for her. And she has no idea how she will save herself.
With the stunningly imaginative storytelling and rich characterizations that fascinated readers worldwide and made The Taker a singular and memorable literary debut and an international sensation, Alma Katsu once again delivers “a powerful evocation of the dark side of romantic love” (Publishers Weekly) in her breathtaking new novel.
I posted my review of THE RECKONING on Amazon at this link and Goodreads at this link. I am giving away a print copy of THE RECKONING to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about a "treasure" you have admired in a museum.
I was awed by the endless treasures in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, June 30, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, July 1.
Kim in Hawaii
To learn more about Alma and her books, check out her website at almakatsu.com.