Undone (Outcast Season, Book 1)
by Rachel Caine
Review by Beth Slater
Roc Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780451462619
Date: 03 February 2009 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Debuting her new Outcast series, an offshoot of her popular Weather Warden series, Caine writes about Cassiel, an old Djinn who has fallen from grace with a single word and forced to become the thing she hates most –- human. Weak, frail, inferior –- she could go on and on –- especially after she falls to earth and almost dies because she can't stop shifting shape and using up the precious energy she needs to live. Without the assistance of Djinn David and his Warden, she would not have survived the change. Now she lives and earns her keep by helping Manny Rocha, Earth Warden. He provides her with work and the energy she needs to live in exchange for her assistance and the abilities that she's managed to maintain from her other existence. But has the danger that sent her to the land of the humans followed her while she lives among them, causing everything to come undone? From official release/information:
From back of book: Cassiel earns her keep by assisting the Earth Warden Manny Rocha on his missions--something she finds much easier than coping with the emotions and frailties of her human condition, especially her growing affection for Manny's brother, Luis. But when Cassiel encounters a malevolent force that threatens the Rocha family, she discovers that her perceived human weaknesses may be her greatest strengths...