Thursday, 15 November 2012

Throwback Thursday #70 - The Watchtower

This is a great feature that Melissa at My words and pictures has been doing for a while and I wanted to jump on board! There are plenty of books out there I desperately want...

But what about all those wonderful books that are ALREADY on my shelves?

The Watchtower (Black Swan Rising #2) - Lee Carroll
What secrets are hidden in her past . . . ?
Jewelry designer Garet James is still coming to terms with the astounding revelation that she is the last in a long line of women sworn to protect the world from evil.  Now she has received a sign from Will Hughes, the 400-year-old vampire who once helped her defeat the evil threatening to destroy New York City.  Hughes, tortured by his own violent history which is vividly reenacted here, has asked her to join him on a quest to rid himself of his curse of vampirism.  While looking for Will in Paris, Garet encounters a number of mysterious figures-an ancient botanist metamorphosed into the oldest tree in Paris, a gnome who lives under the Labyrinth at the Jardin des Plantes, a librarian at the Institut Oceanographique, and a dryad in the Luxembourg Gardens. 
Each encounter leads Garet closer to finding Will Hughes, but she realizes that she’s not the only one who’s trying to find the way to the magical world called the Summer Country. As Garet struggles to understand her family legacy, each answer she finds only leads to more questions—and to more danger.…

I read Black Swan Rising, the first book in this series last year and thought there was definite potential with the series. I have had Watchtower on my TBR pile for nearly as long, but it has never made it onto my must read pile. I love the idea of the action moving from New York to Europe and Paris and having a truly globe-trotting Urban Fantasy - there aren't enough world traveling UFs - unless I'm missing one...? :-)


  1. Looks great to me. I do want to read that first one. You often do with UF. Great choice!

  2. Oh, now that looks good! I've not read the first book, but sounds really good. Hope you enjoy it when you get to it. :) Thank you for joining in.