This is a spectacular urban fantasy series. In the first book Margrit Knight is rescued in the park by Alban, a gargoyle. He discloses the secrets of the Old Races: gargoyles, dragons (Janx), vampires (Mr. Daisani), djinns (Malik) and selkies (Kaimana). Margrit is tricked into being the Negotiator between the fighting races.
This book involves further treachery between humans the Old Races and humans. Janx is a crime boss very like a mafia kingpin. Mr. Daisani is a very successful businessman and Janx's enemy. Malik is Janx's bodyguard. And the selkies are apparently extinct. The ultimate conflict between the five races (six if you count humans) is very surprising...the friendships, the betrayals and the deaths.
Margrit has feelings for Alban but he is seriously fighting the attraction due to the inherent problems in such a relationship. The romance is heartbreaking and at the same time, sweet. I can't wait to read the conclusion of Margrit and Alban's story...Hands Of Flame.
Overall, I thought this was a good book. It started out a little slow for me but definitely got better. I am excited for the third book now.
Was a great read. Am looking forward to Hand of Flame.