How many supernaturals does it take to screw in a lightbulb? For this particular case, way more than Kyle McKinley has backing her up.
\When she stumbles upon a dark museum, missing artwork, and a dead security guard, Kyle and her team are thrust into a new mystery. One involving demons. But not your run of the mill demons—realm demons. Tougher, scarier, and banned from earth, they are escaping from the realm and wreaking havoc in Cleveland, Ohio, of all places.
Now the Feds have shown up, and Kyle has to deal with the one person she prayed she would never see again. Dalton. How can she keep the truth of their past from him without jeopardizing the case? Especially when the Key of Knowledge is part of the mystery. The same Key that almost cost Dalton his sanity and is now threatening hers. Kyle is just starting to get her life back together again with Griffin at her side. And now the Fates are forcing her to choose. But when a demon apocalypse looms on the horizon, her only choice is to embrace the Key to save the world, regardless of what it might cost her.
Ok this review of Sentinel Lost by A.E. Jones could be a little tricky as it’s a continuing story from books one and two, (ignore the novellas as they are a different story) and as I hate to give story lines away, this should be an interesting review
So ……. Start of the book has Kyle chasing a supernatural through a museum; he gets away, leaving a bruised and frustrated Kyle, the rest of her team join her and we find out a poor guard was killed, and another left unconscious, so the team have their next case.
The story moves along at a fast pace. There are a few unexpected moments where you go, oh !!!! Including Kyle’s ex partner and lover, Dalton.The moment when Demons send Kyle and Dalton to the in between realm. And we find out more from Kyle’s past, (that is a total OMG moment)
Now without giving too much away from previous books, Dalton is a key component to this story. To make matters worse, Kyle is now involved with a shifter leader called Griffin, (he was in the last two main books). She feels torn between Dalton and Griffin, her feelings are a jumble between them both.
For anyone who hasn’t read the previous books Kyle is a human woman capable of altering minds. She works with a supernatural unit who police the supernaturals. Misha is a demon who is a techno geek, and has an insatiable appetite for anything edible. Jean Luc is a 400 year old vampire, who has just been reunited with his mate Talia. Oh and his coffee skills are terrible. Talia, is new to the team, she worked in Vegas, until a case brought Jean Luc and the team back into her life, she is also a vamp, but not nearly as old as her mate.
Griffin is the leader of the shifters, in fact he is THE leader of all shifters, he can smell lies and emotions, and has been pursuing Kyle through the first book, and now they are a couple in the second book. Dalton is human, he was first introduced to us as a liaison between the supes (supernaturals) and the norms (humans). Sparks flew between him and Kyle almost immediately, but now being introduced to the team, he is cautious, wary and not the old Dalton (yes it has something to do with a previous book, no I’m not telling)
Nicholas is the man in charge, he hasn’t had much to do in the books, but I have a feeling he is in the background watching. There are a few other characters involved in both the other books. The books continue to be well written and the scenes are a joy to read. The characters come alive on the pages, and you ride their emotions as if they were your own.
Although the books are about different cases, there is a storyline going through the books, so to be honest you should read them in order. So I hope you’ll give this book and the whole series a read. It makes a change to have a female in a lead role. And I hope the A.E. Jones will continue with this series, as a few characters need their stories told.