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Jayne Ann Krentz

Book - 2009

Jack Winters, descendant of genetically altered Nicholas, has been experiencing nightmares and blackouts--just the beginning, he believes--of the manifestation of the Winters family curse. The legend says that he must find the Burning Lamp or risk turning into a monster. But he can't do it alone; he needs the help of private investigator Chloe Harper who possesses the gift to read the lamp's dreamlight.

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Series
Krentz, Jayne Ann. Dreamlight trilogy ; v. 1.
Krentz, Jayne Ann. Arcane Society novel ; v. 7.
Dreamlight trilogy.
Arcane Society novel.
Arcane Society novel ; v. 7.
Arcane Society novel. Dreamlight trilogy.
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Published
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons 2009.
Language
English
Item Description
Novels in the Arcane Society series cross over between historical novels (written as Amanda Quick) and contemporary novels (written as Jayne Ann Krentz).
Physical Description
x, 353 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN
9780399155963
0399155961
Main Author
Jayne Ann Krentz (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

*Starred Review* The Burning Lamp is the key. If Jack Winters doesn't find the lamp quickly, the dreaded Winters' family curse will kick in, and Jack will lose his mind. But tracking down the cursed family heirloom is only the beginning, for Jack also must locate a woman who can work the lamp's dream-light energy. Fortunately, Seattle private investigator Chloe Harper seems to be the solution to both of Jack's problems. She not only possesses an extraordinary record for locating lost items but also has a talent for reading dream light. This is a risky case; members of the infamously ruthless Nightshade Society are also searching for the Burning Lamp. And even if Chloe finds it, she must successfully handle its unique powers, or she may end up killing her client, which is never good for business. Krentz's latest captivating novel of psychic-spiced romantic suspense is the first in a trilogy connected to her brilliantly original Arcane Society series and displays all the signature Krentz elements her readers prize, from witty prose to a fast-paced plot rich in danger and intrigue to superheated chemistry between two perfectly matched protagonists. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

To counter his scrambled-up genes-a forebear unwisely competed with an alchemist-Jack Winters must find something called the Burning Lamp. Enter private eye Chloe Harper. Another in the successful Arcane Society series and the launch of the "Dreamlight" trilogy. Fun. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

Suffering recurring blackouts, Jack Winters fears he is falling victim to the centuries-old Winters curse and will turn into an unstable monster if he doesn't locate the legendary Burning Lamp. Jack seeks help from smart, skeptical PI Chloe Harper, whose rare dreamlight talent is necessary to work the lamp's magic. But others, some with far more sinister agendas, are also in search of the lamp, and as the puzzle pieces slowly fall into place, the danger to Jack and Chloe ratchets up. Part of the ongoing "Arcane Society" titles, this is the first in "The Dreamlight Trilogy," which will include not only a book under Krentz's historical pseudonym, Amanda Quick, but will add a new dimension with a volume by Krentz's futuristic alter ego, Jayne Castle, as well. VERDICT Sparkling with sharp wit, clever, complex plotting, intelligent humor, and electric sensuality, this lively story drops just enough hints to tease readers; classic Krentz (Running Hot). [Page 90]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

In Krentz's paranormal Arcane Society series, she bounces from contemporary romantic thriller (Running Hot) to steampunk historicals (Perfect Poison, as Amanda Quick). This trilogy kickoff concerns the present-day descendents of Nicholas Winters and Sylvester Jones, magic-obsessed 17th century rivals locked in a generation-spanning struggle. In Seattle, paranormal PI Chloe Harper is hired by financier Jack Winters to find the "Burning Lamp" his ancestor Nicholas created. Unrealistic whiz-bang action follows, including otherworldly powers that Winters must learn to control and a romance that may unleash an ancient curse, occasionally interrupted by psychic mobsters who also pursue the lamp. Arcane Society fans will be thrilled with the brand-new intrigue, but newcomers will need to read earlier books to understand Krentz's world. (Jan.) [Page 37]. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

After nightmares and blackouts signal the presence of a family curse, Jack Winters seeks the Burning Lamp in hopes of preventing his transformation into a monster, enlisting the help of Chloe Harper, an alluring private investigator with special powers, who just may be able to read the dreamlight of the Burning Lamp if the two of them can ever find it.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

After nightmares and blackouts signal the presence of a family curse, Jack Winters seeks the Burning Lamp in hopes of preventing his transformation into a monster, enlisting the help of Chloe Harper, an alluring private investigator with special powers.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Jack Winters, descendant of genetically altered Nicholas, has been experiencing nightmares and blackouts--just the beginning, he believes--of the manifestation of the Winters family curse. The legend says that he must find the Burning Lamp or risk turning into a monster. But he can't do it alone; he needs the help of private investigator Chloe Harper who possesses the gift to read the lamp's dreamlight.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

The New York Times?bestselling author presents her latest Arcane Society novel and introduces the first book in the Dreamlight Trilogy?the story of a curse that spans generations, and the love that can heal it. . . . More than three centuries ago, Nicholas Winters irrevocably altered his genetic makeup in an obsessionfueled competition with alchemist and Arcane Society founder Sylvester Jones. Driven to control their psychic abilities, each man?s decision has reverberated throughout the family line, rewarding some with powers beyond their wildest dreams, and cursing others to a life filled with madness and hallucinations. Jack Winters, descendant of Nicholas, has been experiencing nightmares and blackouts?just the beginning, he believes?of the manifestation of the Winters family curse. The legend says that he must find the Burning Lamp or risk turning into a monster. But he can?t do it alone; he needs the help of a woman with the gift to read the lamp?s dreamlight. Jack is convinced that private investigator Chloe Harper is that woman. Her talents for finding objects and accessing dream energy are what will save him, but their sudden and powerful sexual pull threatens to overwhelm them both. Danger surrounds them, and it doesn?t take long for Chloe to pick up the trail of the missing lamp. And as they draw closer to the lamp, the raw power that dwells within it threatens to sweep them into a hurricane of psychic force.