I am still a little heartbroken that the Weather Warden series, one of the best I have ever read, is done. Rachel Caine keeps the universe alive, though, in the Outcast Season novels. Unseen is the third in this new series that focuses on the Earth Warden Luis Rocha and the former Djinn, Cassiel.
Even though Luis and Cassiel saved his niece, Ibby, from the clutches of evil Djinn Pearl, our heroes are not safe. With Ibby’s powers unlocked at such an early age she will need more guidance than either one of them can provide. Fire Wardens can become the most powerful of the wardens, but they also must have the most control so they do not hurt the general public. Cassiel continues to become more human with each book, and it is moving to see her transformation from fearless, all-powerful Djinn to someone that has feelings for those she cares about. Cassiel and still claim her former power if she agrees to destroy all of humanity, but she is still hoping another solution will reveal itself before it’s too late to stop Pearl.
The book takes place between book 8, Cape Storm, and book 9, Total Eclipse, of the Weather Warden series. Unseen is a little more fast paced than the Weather Warden books, but it’s a nice change and fitting of these characters. Our favorite characters Joanne, Lewis, and David do make cameos in these books, but it’s told through the point of view of Cassiel. Rachel Caine writes in a way that when the story is finished you can’t wait for the next installment. Unseen balances action, great fight scenes, and end of the world events like it was just a trip to the coffee shop.
- Reading level: Ages 18 and up
- Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Roc; Original edition (February 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451463838
- ISBN-13: 978-0451463838