This is one of the books I am most looking forward to in 2010. Jaine is becoming one of my favorite author with her strong character development and wonderful world building. Jaine also goes under the name J.N. Fenn, which amazon seems to use.
Most people believe the Sidhe are long dead, exterminated centuries ago when the males of the race rose up and fought alongside the humans subjugated and enslaved by the female Sidhe. But Jarek Reen knows better: he’s discovered, the painful way, that the Sidhe are alive and well, and still screwing over humanity. They’ve already killed his sister, so he’s not surprised when he discovers an old friend and her partner are next on the Sidhe’s hitlist. He helps not only to foil the assassination attempt, but also to muddy the scene of the crime, leaving the Angels Nual and Taro sanMalia presumed dead – and free to join his crusade to expose the insidious influence of the Sidhe, and their evil plans to enslave the human race again. Their mission takes them across human-space, from utilitarian hub-points to rich, exotic planets – where they discover that a brilliant vacation spot hides some of the darkest secrets of all. And that’s when they discover how easy it is for the hunters to become the hunted . . .
From the Product Description
Jaine says on jainefenn.com:
The third book in the series, GUARDIANS OF PARADISE, is due out in September 2010. It sees characters from the first two books meeting up to confront the more-than-human Sidhe directly. They soon discover that the big picture is more complex than they thought, and it’s largely painted in shades of grey. Then again, some secrets are so dark that genocide isn’t too great a price to pay to keep them contained.
The fourth and fifth books, BRINGER OF LIGHT and QUEEN OF NOWHERE, are due out in 2011 and 2012 respectively.
Each novel in the Hidden Empire series is self-contained, though certain locations and characters re-occur, and the books come together to tell a larger story.
Release September 15 2010
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