Sylvie Lightner is ready to throw in the towel. She cannot watch any more friends die at the hands of the dark forces of evil; she would rather close up shop to protect the ones she loves. When she is approached by Kevin Dunne who claims he is the God of Justice, she has no choice but to take the case for the fate of the world is in her hands. She is in a race against time to find Dunne’s lover who has disappeared. Will she be able to find him before the world is destroyed in a battle of vengeful gods and goddesses?
While Sins and Shadows is a non-stop action book, it did not capture my attention the way I had hoped. Sylvie is a captivating character but she tends to be too impulsive. While she professes to be concerned about those that she cares about and loves, her rash decisions tend to put them at risk. The look that Lyn Benedict provides us into the world of the Greek gods and goddesses in a modern day environment is compelling. I loved her interpretation of the furies. Erinya was a fun character to follow through the book. I did find that parts of the book tended to drag and be a little too drawn out, but the overall plot did keep me interested. One of the things I did like about this book is that while it hinted at romance, it was focused more in the urban fantasy genre than in the romance genre. So, if you’re looking for an urban fantasy that does not have too much romance in it, then this might be the book for you.
Book Excerpt: “Sylvie Lightner is no ordinary P.I. She specializes in cases involving the unusual, in a world where magic is real—and where death isn’t the worst thing that can happen to you.
But when an employee is murdered in front of her, Sylvie has had enough. After years of confounding the dark forces of the Magicus Mundi, she’s closing up shop—until a man claiming to be the God of Justice wants Sylvie to find his lost lover.
And he won’t take no for an answer.”
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Ace; Original edition (April 28, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0441017118
- ISBN-13: 978-0441017119