Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Cast in Fury by Michelle Sagara

When a minority race of telepaths is suspected of causing a near-devastating tidal wave, Private Kaylin Neya is summoned to Court—and into a PR nightmare. To ease racial tensions, the emperor has commissioned a play, and the playwright has his own ideas about who should be the focus.…But Kaylin works her best magic behind the scenes, and though she tries to stay neutral, she is again drawn into a world of politics…and murder. To make matters worse, Marcus, her trusted sergeant, gets stripped of his command, leaving Kaylin vulnerable. Now she's juggling two troubling cases, and even magic's looking good by comparison. But then nobody ever said life in the theater was easy.…

I love this series. Each book gets more and more exciting, with the characters growing and becoming more powerful in a very believable way. No brand new powers jumping in and saving the day, but a natural progression of the abilities Sagara wrote into the first book help Kaylin navigate the delicate interracial situations that she often finds herself in. There's no way to accurately describe the five main races that are featured in each of Sagara's books, suffice it to say that each one is created as an entity in and of itself and getting to know each society is part of why I love these books

Overall Feeling - Thumbs up. Great book in a great fantasy series.

Series - 1) Cast in Shadow 2) Cast in Courtlight 3) Cast in Secret 4) Cast in Fury