LEE CARROLL is a pseudonym for the collaboration between Hammett Award-winning mystery novelist Carol Goodman and her poet and hedge fund manager husband, Lee Slonimsky. Goodman and Slonimsky live in Great Neck, New York.
"Clever and assured, with an authentic NYC setting." --Kirkus Reviews on Black Swan Rising "Fans of Charles de Lint and Mercedes Lackey should enjoy this vibrant addition to the urban fantasy genre." --Library Journal on Black Swan Rising
Garet Jones, jewelry designer and the last in a line of powerful women destined to protect the mortal world from supernatural evils, has traveled back in time to rescue Will Hughes, her 400-year-old lover, from vampirism. But when she returns to the present it's with the wrong Will Hughes-the 19-year-old youth who loved Garet's ancestor, Marguerite. Worse, the evil Babylonian deity Marduk has returned with them to the 21st century. In her pursuit of a way to defeat Marduk and find "her" Will Hughes, Garet discovers a group of warriors known as the Knights Temporal, whose job is to preserve the time line from those who would change it for their own selfish purposes. VERDICT This third series entry (after Black Swan Rising and The Watchtower) deftly spins an urban fantasy tale of good versus evil, youth versus experience, and the power of true love that spans centuries. The insights of both Garet and the young Will Hughes provide entertaining views of the modern world, and the blend of historical and modern characters should appeal to fans of alternate history as well as of urban fantasy. Carroll is the pseudonym of author Carol Goodman and her husband, Lee Slonimsky. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.