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The reckoning : book 2 of the Taker trilogy /

by Katsu, Alma.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Katsu, Alma. Taker trilogy: bk. 2.Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, c2012Edition: 1st Gallery Books hardcover ed.Description: 346 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781451651805 (hardcover : alk. paper) :; 1451651805 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9781451651812 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1451651813 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9781451651843 (ebook); 1451651848 (ebook).Title notes: $25.00 10-2012 (db)Subject(s): Paranormal fiction | Immortalism -- Fiction | Romantic suspense fiction | Paranormal fiction, American | Love stories, American | Suspense fiction, AmericanSummary: Follows the experiences of immortal woman Lanny, whose obsessive desires compel her to risk everything and influence the destinies of Luke, Adair, and Jonathan.
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In the second installment in her supernatural Taker trilogy, Alma Katsu, author of the highly acclaimed The Hunger , takes you on a breathtaking 200-year journey through the landscape of the heart. <br> <br> Lanore McIlvrae is the kind of woman who will do anything for love. Including imprisoning the man who loves her behind a wall of brick and stone.<br> <br> She had no choice but to entomb Adair, her nemesis, to save Jonathan, the boy she grew up with in a remote Maine town in the early 1800s and the man she thought she would be with forever. But Adair had other plans for her. He used his mysterious, otherworldly powers to give her eternal life, but Lanore learned too late that there was a price for this gift: to spend eternity with him. And though he is handsome and charming, behind Adair's seductive façade is the stuff of nightmares. He is a monster in the flesh, and he wants Lanore to love him for all of time.<br> <br> Now, two hundred years after imprisoning Adair, Lanore is trying to atone for her sins. She has given away the treasures she's collected over her many lifetimes in order to purge her past and clear the way for a future with her new lover, Luke Findley. But, while viewing these items at an exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Lanore suddenly is aware that the thing she's been dreading for two hundred years has caught up to her: Adair has escaped from his prison. He's free...and he will come looking for her. And she has no idea how she will save herself.<br> <br> With the stunningly imaginative storytelling and rich characterizations that fascinated readers worldwide and made The Taker a singular and memorable literary debut and an international sensation, Alma Katsu once again delivers "a powerful evocation of the dark side of romantic love" ( Publishers Weekly ).

$25.00 10-2012 (db)

Follows the experiences of immortal woman Lanny, whose obsessive desires compel her to risk everything and influence the destinies of Luke, Adair, and Jonathan.

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Library Journal Review

This sequel to The Taker continues the time-traveling tale of two immortals whose destinies are bound together by love, longing, misery, and fate. Adair, having escaped his 200-year imprisonment at Lanore's hands, plans his revenge against her, but life in the 21st-century reawakens his forgotten and unrequited passion for Lanore. Now that her true love, Jonathan, is gone, she'll even turn for help to past foes-plus one mortal. A reckoning is coming; what it means for these two imperfect beings remains to be seen. Verdict Katsu's beautiful, mesmerizing narrative will not lesson the effect of her very adult and often brutal dark fairy tale. Her characters are more villainous than heroic, yet, as with every fairy tale, the novel is full of moral questions and dilemmas that beg the characters to do the right thing and leaves readers anxiously awaiting Katsu's final volume. The author gives new readers enough backstory for them to forgo the first book, but as in all trilogies it's best to read the series in order.-Debbie Haupt, St. Charles City-Cty. P.L., MO (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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