Lamassu is book three of The Rahki Chronicles urban fantasy series. I recommend reading these books in order. They mix tribal and spiritual animal elements with modern-day America.
In this book Mia and her tribe arrive on the west coast of America. They intend taking part in a Sovmar meeting of clans, but power struggles threaten the leadership of their Rahki world. A violent sector is destroying Romani people and chaos looms.
Mia must be cautious and defend her own family first, but she’s still growing into her own protective powers and no one yet knows the potential of her strengths.
The story is well-written, but takes place at a moderate pace. The action is interspersed with plenty of planning and training. I was surprised when I got to around eighty per cent and realised that the story continues in the next book; somehow I had convinced myself that this was going to be a trilogy. Book four will continue the tale.
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Mia Rayner has the family she’d always wanted as an orphan; she even has a mountain lion by her side. Rahki society is accepting her, and it appears she’ll have smooth sailing to gain approval as Nadya’s warrior guardian.
Are her normal dreams of fun, sun, sand, and celebrations too good to be true?
Familial bonds are tested when her clan’s summer travel in California is interrupted by violent storms. An unknown enemy emerges to terrorize the Rom and Rahki worlds with blood and death. New divisions shake the faith of the most stalwart and close allegiances splinter and shift. When innocence is sacrificed, Mia falters under the burden of ancient prophecies and new friends.
Ghosts of the past will rule the night and give life to both gods and monsters.