Burning Bridges (Retrievers, Book 4)
by Laura Anne Gilman
Review by Gayle Surrette
Luna Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780373802746
Date: 01 June 2007 List Price $14.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Wren Valere is a retriever, sometimes that translates into thief, sometimes that means returning property to its rightful owner, sometimes that means making sure the object never has an owner, ever. Wren's very good at what she's does, and one of the reasons she's so good is no one seems to ever notice her. She blends into the background. People just skip over her as if she's not there. Sergei was one of the few that saw her, it's part of what made them partners and, later, lovers. Now, with the fatae being murdered, magic users being attacked, and building tension between the fatae and the lonejacks, Wren needs to step in and take an active part in making sure the two groups work together. However, the first step is being seen. From official release/information:
Book Description: Wren Valere used to be almost invisible. But now she's not only being seen, she's getting involved.
Recent attacks against nonhuman Fatae have escalated into hate crimes against magic users in general—humans included. With the Mage Council distracted by internal power struggles, Wren is guilted into stepping up as spokesperson for the fragilely united Fatae and lonejack communities….
And, because the cosmos deems her without enough complications, her partner-lover Sergei is drowning in his own problems. But not only can't she help him—she's the cause.
With lives on the line—including her own—Wren's going to have to break the lonejack credo, ditch her long-cherished invisibility and take a stand.
But burning bridges can be deadly….