Every fifty years, the most powerful ethereal and infernal beings convene on Earth to resolve conflicts with mediation by kopides–humans born to police relations between Heaven and Hell. They’re meeting in Elise Kavanagh’s territory this year, and she used to be the greatest kopis in the world. But she’s not invited.
An old friend, Lucas McIntyre, asks her to attend the summit in his place. But when she arrives, she discovers that a human faction called The Union has taken charge of the summit, and they’re not playing nice. Worse yet, someone has killed a prominent Union member, and now they’re demanding blood.
Elise has to bring justice to the summit in DARK UNION, a 33,000-word (120 page) urban fantasy novella featuring a decrepit ghost town, angry men with guns, and even angrier angels.
Sometimes I wish I would have read these books before I read the Ascension series. It’s giving me an interesting perspective though. I’m getting re-introduced to characters. I’m also picking up on hints of things to come that I probably never would have noticed. It’s also reinforced how complicated this world is and exactly how interwoven the Descent, Seasons of the Moon, Cain Chronicles, Tarot Witches and Preternatural Affairs series actually are.
Dark Union introduces readers to the Union. There’s more to their agenda than meets the eye and they’re not a group that you want to antagonize…. so of course, Elise does just that. Not without good reason though.
There are a lot of turning points in Dark Union and deception comes from unexpected places. A couple of characters come to realizations that they weren’t exactly ready for and more than a few secrets are revealed. There was so much going on that it didn’t even matter that James wasn’t around… well, maybe he was missed just a little.
Even though I know where the story ends up, I can’t wait to see how it gets there. I love getting to know these characters even better than I thought I did. James and Elise have a lot to go through, as well as the rest of the characters. I can’t wait to finish my game of catch-up so I can start the whole thing all over again. 😉