Tiger has remained in isolation, staying hidden in an old
military bunker with just her ghosts for companions. Her
identity as a déchet would make her vulnerable if others
suspected, because the déchet were a group of genetically
engineered soldiers supposedly wiped out in the war.
Unfortunately, Tiger can't ignore when she steps outside
her shelter and hears the crying of a child. Tiger's
protected world is about to be turned upside down.
I absolutely love the world building in CITY OF LIGHT!
Keri Arthur incorporates several different supernatural
beings; we have ghosts, vampires, shifters, and even
wraiths. The futuristic post-war setting is dark, dismal,
and quite eerie at times. The concept of the rifts adds
an intriguing, almost science fiction-like twist to the
However, as much as I love world building, it is the
characters who truly make CITY OF LIGHT so enjoyable. I
love Tiger and her determination to protect the ghosts,
even the ghosts of the adult déchet who aren't even
communicating with her. Keri Arthur shows us Tiger's
softer side before showing us just how deadly she can be,
thanks to her training and genetics. As much as I love
Tiger, though, it is Cat and Bear who stole my heart! I
love these two young ghosts and their curious natures. I
hope we continue to see more of them in future books in
the Outcasts series!
Keri Arthur kicks off the new Outcasts series with
a bang! CITY OF LIGHT has it all- a great heroine kicking
butt, lots of action, phenomenal world building, and
intriguing hints as to something darker lurking. I can't
wait to see what happens next! If you love urban fantasy,
then you're probably already a Keri Arthur fan but if for
some reason you haven't read any of her books, don't
hesitate to give CITY OF LIGHT a try!
The first in an all-new futuristic fantasy series from
Keri Arthur—the New York Times bestselling
author of the Souls of Fire novels.
When the bombs that stopped the species war tore holes in
the veil between this world and the next, they
allowed entry to the Others—demons, wraiths, and death
spirits who turned the shadows into their hunting
grounds. Now, a hundred years later, humans and shifters
alike live in artificially lit cities designed to keep
the darkness at bay....
As a déchet—a breed of humanoid super-soldiers almost
eradicated by the war—Tiger has spent her life in hiding.
But when she risks her life to save a little girl on the
outskirts of Central City, she discovers that the
child is one of many abducted in broad daylight by a
wraith-like being—an impossibility with dangerous
implications for everyone on earth.
Because if the light is no longer enough to protect them,
nowhere is safe...