Title: Black Lament
Author: Christina Henry
Copyright: 2012 (Ace); 273 pgs.
Series: Madeline Black/Black Wings #4
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Summary: Black Lament picks up exactly were Black Howl ended and it encompasses only a few days, but a lot does happen in that time frame. Maddy makes even more enemies who want to kill her. Not every new person she comes across is out to get her though. She meets some one who’s just as wily as Lucifer and has his own agenda.
Comments: It’s difficult to talk about this book because of the spoilers for the previous book. Black Howl is probably my favorite, so far, and I’d been looking forward to seeing where the story went.
Maddy is a little ruthless in this book. She’s fed up with the manipulation and the attacks. She does some drastic things, but she has a strong motivation. I wonder if this is part of Lucifer’s plan for her.
There was one character that I was surprised by: Nathaniel. He’s no longer the smug jerk from the earlier books. He’s had many doses of reality lately. I don’t think he has a hidden agenda — Lucifer has tasked him to help protect Maddy and failure isn’t an option, so keeping her alive is in his own best interest. He proves that he’s got her back several times in this book. It confuses the heck out of Maddy. On one hand, she doesn’t trust him, but on the other, she has too few allies to flat out refuse his assistance.
I’m looking forward to book 5.
Start: 11 November 2012
Finished: 12 November 2012