“I enjoyed this first book in the Rainshadow series. This spin off of the Harmony series takes place on an island. A refuge for the people who live there. Very good plot with fast paced action and believable characters. Charlotte and Slade make a very good couple. A fact, fun read.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Awesome easy read”Sissi Mise wrote this review Wednesday, August 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I enjoyed this first book in the Rainshadow series. This spin off of the Harmony series takes place on an island. A refuge for the people who live there. Very good plot with fast paced action and believable characters. Charlotte and Slade make a very good couple. A fact, fun read.”Julianna wrote this review Sunday, March 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Book 3 of the Arcane Society: The Looking Glass Trilogy is set in the future, on a planet colonized by members of the Arcane Society. The Planet has strange effects on people, by enhancing their psychic ability. Also ruins left by aliens who previously colonized the planet are charged psychically.
Slade Attrich a former member of the FBPI Hunter Division, has developed problems with his psychic ability after being exposed to an ancient psychic weapon. He takes the job pf Chief of Police on Rainfshadow Island temporarily, until he finds out if he has totally lost his hunter perception.
Charlotte Enright the owmer of an antique store has a small talent for finding psychic items and tuning them to a buyer.
Normally the island is peaceful, but lately strangers have show up and a tourist on the island is murdered. Slader and Charlotte find themselves in the middle of a murder investigation by psychic means. In addition people have reported that strange things are manifesting in the heavily guarded Rainshadow Forest Preserve.
As the investigation continues some very old, deadly psychic weapons are discovered on the island. How Slade and Charlotte with the help of The Arcane Society, the Ghost Hunters Union and Slade's acquaintances in the FBPI, solve the mystery of who the murderer is and the reasons why it happened, makes for an engaging read.
I suggest reading books 1 and 2 of the series before this one. Even though they bounce around in time they give a lot of good background information on some of the plot points in the story.”
“Honestly this doesn't read much like SF. Apart from the fluff bunny it really didn't come across as all that SFnal.
Slade Attridge is the new chief of police on Rainshadow Island. His career investigating paranormal events for the government is over. His last case had his psychic abilities go funny on him and now he's unsure how much longer they're going to last. Charlotte Enright has taken over her aunt's antique shop, Looking Glass Antiques on the island. Trying to sort out the variety of antiques her aunt has left her with. They were attracted to each other when they were younger and now the attraction is probably stronger, after all, now they're adults.
It's an interesting read, more about the couple than about the psionics and exploring more of the world they're living in. Interesting but there wes something that just didn't gel for me. ”
“I learned a lot about psi and dust bunnies and other paranormal stuff!”Conni Z wrote this review Saturday, September 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Charlotte Enright and Slade Attridge are the newest characters introduced to the world of Harmony. With their trusty dust bunny Rex, the couple try to solve a murder and wrangle with falling in love with each other.”Cecilia R wrote this review Wednesday, November 23, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Canyons of Night follows the same predictable pattern as the previous two books in the series. The beginning where Charlotte and Slade first meet as teenagers was sweet, and I like that they’re reunited fifteen years later as they both return to Rainshadow and seize the opportunity to pursue their attraction as adults. But from there, the plot follows the same predictable patterns that I won’t bother describing because, as I said, it’s predictable.
If I haven’t mentioned it before, the standard “villain explains his/her motive to the heroine right before he/she delivers the killing blow only to be interrupted and arrested/killed by the hero” trope that Krentz/Quick/Castle employs needs to be put to rest. She’s not the only author who employs it, but her use of it stands out in my mind because she seems to use it in every novel she’s written lately.
One of Mrs. Bridewell’s Clockwork Curiosities makes an appearance, as does the eponymous Looking Glass, but again, the mirror almost seems like an afterthought. Why name a series after an item that barely makes an appearance?
There is a place on the island called simply The Preserve. The land is privately owned and it’s protected by a “fence” that interferes with a person’s psi abilities and effectively keeps people out. Most people, anyway. There are a select few, Slade being one of them, who can cross the barrier and enter The Preserve. Activity inside The Preserve is “heating up,” and it’s an obvious set-up for another series of Harmony-only based stories. Hopefully, Ms. Krentz/Castle will stay away from the tropes and come up with a new plot for this series.
Rex, the dust bunny, was probably the only really interesting, fun character in the story.
I give this story THREE STARS because I’m glad this series is over.
“This is an Arcane Society Novel. It was a fast read that I enjoyed during a recent trip.”Ann A wrote this review Wednesday, October 12, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Witty and fast-paced with the perfect sexual tension that has always captivated me. Quirky characters that seem very real. A central core mystery that obviously sets the stage for future stories and a good murder investigative mystery that kept me turning the page. I was sorry to see it end because I just wanted more.... More Charlotte, more Slade, more stuff about the Preserve and even more Devin. A fantastic story.”Roxhill wrote this review Wednesday, October 12, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No