Jonathan Hawthorne has lived over a century beholden to one rule: do not meddle in mortal affairs. He’s broken it twice. So when he crosses paths with Cassidy Winters, he’s forced to interfere again.
Strike three. And the third time’s not the charm.
Hawthorne is swept along as Cassidy slips through the cracks in reality.
And being hunted by bands of monsters doesn’t help.
To find the answers they need, they’ll have to play in a dangerous world. One where the odds and rules are stacked against them. They will have to navigate magical courts, queens and lords all while trying to keep Cassidy out of their scheming hands.
If they fail, she will end up a pawn in a plot that will consume them all.
Hawthorne will have to face the consequences of his past, and risk his future to ensure Cassidy can have one of her own.
For a man with all the time in the world–it seems to be running out–fast!
After reading and falling in love with Grave Beginnings and Grave Measures, I was almost giddy when R.R. Virdi released Dangerous Ways. Hold on tight because he decided it was time for Urban Fantasy to learn what epic truly means. Coming in at over 450 pages, this isn’t for the faint of heart, but he makes sure you want to read every last word.
Jonathon Hawthorne stands outside of time. He’s one of the Timeless. Their rules are simple: observe and don’t get involved in the affairs of mortals. Turns out he’s not so good at not getting involved. Faced with a trial, he vows to not get involved again. A vow quickly shattered when a stranger bumps into him while running from monsters.
Enter Cassidy Winters. A young woman armed with a sharp wit and even stranger ability. She can open Ways to other worlds and places. They team up to discover who wants Cassidy and why. Cassidy likes to fire off jokes and one-liners relating to various popular shows. Some readers will love them and some could be totally baffled. It happens to be one of my favorite quirks of Cassidy’s personality.
R.R. Virdi brings the Neravene to life like never before. While readers of his Grave Report series have caught a glimpse of it, it was never on this scale. I found myself captivated by this new and scary world filled with things straight from fairy tales. One thing I have learned from reading his books is you never know why the tiniest bit of information is important. However, he never does it without a reason. R.R. Virdi is truly becoming a master of weaving together complex story lines that can span books. With such a large and complex cast of characters, there’s no telling where The Books of Winter is going.
I can’t wait to see what R.R. Virdi gives us next.
**I was given an ARC of this book for a fair and unbiased review**