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This week I am spotlighting Cast in Flame by Michelle Sagara. This is the 11th book in the Chronicles of Elantra which is a long-running fantasy series with all sorts of fantastic creatures. Here is the description of this July 29 release which I got from NetGalley:
Any day that starts with dragon arguments is going to be badBeginning:
Kaylin returned from the West March in one piece. Now that piece is fraying. She's not at home in the Imperial Palace—and she never intends to be. All she wants is normal garden-variety criminals and a place of her own. Of course, normal in her new life involves a dragon as a roommate, but she can handle that.
She can't as easily handle the new residents to the city she polices, because one of them is Nightshade's younger brother. On a night when she should be talking to landlords in perfectly normal buildings, she's called to the fief—by Teela. A small family disagreement has become a large, complicated problem: Castle Nightshade's latent magic is waking.
And it's not the only thing.
On the second day after her return to Elantra, the city she policed as a groundhawk, Private Kaylin Neya fell out of bed, daggers in hands,knees bent.Friday 56:
The water was once again confined in the deep, still pond; the brazier in the fire looked no worse for the deluge. The breeze was warm, but gentle.
Evanton, however, was soggy. He resembled an elderly, bedraggled rat, but with less hair. "Don't give me that look, Private; I assure you I am drier than you are."