Publication Date: September 5th, 2008
Reviewer: Amber R.
Rogue Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin is racing to New York to warn her former colleagues of the impending apocalypse. An ancient agreement between the Djinn and the Wardens has been broken, and the furious Djinn, slaves to the Wardens for millennia, have broken free of mortal control.
With more than half the Wardens unaccounted for in the wake of the Djinn uprising, Joanne realizes that the natural disasters they’ve combated for so long were merely symptoms of restless Mother Nature fidgeting in her sleep. Now she’s waking up—and she is angry.
OH MY GOD!!
Rachel Caine is an evil genius. That is the only logical conclusion that I can come up with. So the Djinn are completely separate and no longer under the rule of the Wardens. The Wardens are all freaking out because the weather is completely freaking out. It's basically the apocalypse. Except because of the Djinn, everyone knows it's coming. Jo goes to warn the other Wardens. And man, those guys are some heavy handed assholes. Jo is warning them and trying to help and basically they're all still caught up in their politics. They are rude and complete idiots. Imara, Jo and David's daughter, is alive, full grown, and something amazing. However, there is a learning curve for all of them that I think they overcome nicely especially with the surrounding circumstances.
If we thought in the previous books that Jo was up against some crazy things, we really had no clue about craziness until this book. Jo is on the hunt for an Oracle who will relay her message on to the Mother, the only way to try to stop the earth from imploding on it's self and killing off everyone and everything. The task is near to impossible. Not only that but the weather is completely out of control. Hurricanes, volcanoes, wild fires, galore. Ashan is around being a complete dick. Eamon has Sarah hostage and is threatening Jo at every turn.
By the end of the book I was completely heart broken. Things are tense between David and Jo, they love each other. But things are so crazy, they're fighting though. They're always fighting. The last two chapters had me completely despondent. I can't even think about it. I don't even know if I've fully processed it yet. We were left on such a cliffhanger. I don't even know if I can read the next book. I want to know what happens next but it's so damn sad.
All in all this book was absolutely amazing, action at every turn, joy, heart break, humor. Rachel is a manipulator of emotions and an amazing author. I can't wait to see where there this series goes.