March 22, 2010 - Amy Phelps
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" actress Amber Benson returns to her Calliope Reaper-Jones series with "Cat's Claw."
Death's fashion forward daughter, Calliope is visited by aura specialist Madame Papillon and her minx, Muna. They deliver the news that Calliope's aura has...problems due to her last misadventure and her late boyfriend who she thought died saving her is alive. But before Calliope can sort that out she is summoned by her dog Runt's father (that would be Cerebus) who wants her to act on his behaft on a little matter - if she can find out where Senenmut's soul is, he won't ask for "Runt" back and Calliope won't owe him anymore. If she doesn't Runt goes back to her dad and Calliope must guard the North Gate for him. And she has to do it all in 24 hours. But if a guy's soul is missing from all of the records of Death, where did he go? And why? And can Calliope save Daniel?
This series is a new spin on "Death" and Calliope is a fun heroine.
"Cat's Claw" is published by Ace. It is $7.99 and 311 pages long.