As a young child, Sophia witnessed the death of her parents
at the hands of winged creatures. She's spent her whole
life looking for evidence of these monsters and as an
Interpol agent, she has access to many cases across the
world that indicate the presence of an evil that isn't
human. When she meets Nathan Cross, the witness of a
killing that she's sure was done by these otherworldly
beings, she's convinced he could help her case.
Nathan has separated himself from his people, the
Gargouillens, refusing to be a part of their lifestyle.
They used to be protectors of humans, only harming them
when the person had done harm to someone else. But he sees
something else boiling up in his race and he refuses to
succumb. Unless he produces a male heir, his soul will die
in this lifetime, ridding himself of the curse of
When Nathan meets Sophia, he wishes desperately that he
could give her the answers she desires. But although he
disagrees with his race, he won't bring harm to them.
Unfortunately, circumstances conspire to bring Sophia right
into their midst and Nathan finds himself the prodigal son,
returned home. Now, he'll find out if the feelings that she
has for him can survive knowing what he truly is...
Honestly, I've never been one for the romance books
involving creatures from other worlds. (I have enough
problems dealing with men -- much less adding in gargoyles,
demons, dragons and other such beings!) But that said, Ms.
Taylor did a great job of creating characters that you care
about, even if you're a little challenged by the gargoyle
concept. I like Sophia and I definitely like Nathan -- you
feel his torn emptiness at stepping away from all the
people he loves when he believes they're doing wrong. I
really liked this book and found myself checking to see
when the next one in the series would be out! That's a high
compliment from someone who groaned when she realized the
men were gargoyles!
Six year old Rachel Vandermere didnâ€™t believe in
monstersâ€”until she saw one kill her parents. Now all grown
up and an INTERPOL investigator, Rachel has quietly amassed
an impressive collection of evidence to support the
existence of preternatural creatures. But she dares not go
public with her beliefs until she can produce a living,
breathing abnormal being to show the worldâ€”which she is
certain she can do if only she can convince the enigmatic
Nathan Cross to help her.
Disavowed from the Chicago congregation of Gargoyles, Nathan
has given up life as a guardian of mankind for a quieter,
more human existence. But when Rachel shows up at his door
spouting her crazy theories about monsters, he is thrust
into the role of protector once again. For Rachelâ€™s theories
arenâ€™t as crazy as some people might think, and her diligent
pursuit of the truth might just get them both killed if the
wrong people find out what she knows.
With an ancient evil force gathering on the horizon to
destroy them, Rachel and Nathan must both come to terms with
the secrets of their pasts before itâ€™s too late for them to
save their future...together.