Growing up on Rainshadow, Charlotte Enright knew better than to ever go into the Preserve, until that one fateful night with Slade Attridge — a night neither of. Canyons of Night. Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle. Jove, $ mass market (p) ISBN Jayne Ann Krentz, who also writes historical and futuristic fiction under the pseudonyms Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle respectively, has.
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Jayne Ann Krentz Goodreads Author. There are as many mysteries aboveground on the world of Harmony as there are underground.
The island of Rainshadow is the setting for one of the greatest of those secrets: Growing up on Rainshadow, Charlotte Enright knew better than to ever go jaynee the Preserve, until that one fateful night with Slade Attridge — a nig There are as many mysteries aboveground on the world of Harmony as there are underground. Growing up on Rainshadow, Charlotte Enright knew better than to ever go into the Preserve, until that one fateful night with Slade Attridge — a night neither of them would forget.
Now, fifteen years later, bight have returned to the island: Charlotte to take over her late aunt’s antiques shop and Slade to fill the police chief’s position. Able to read auras, Charlotte senses something amiss in Slade, but that doesn’t stop her from wanting him — again. That is, as long as his dust bunny “deputy” keeps his paws off her merchandise.
Hiding a psi injury, Slade is afraid of his og desire for Charlotte. But a series of increasingly violent crimes draws them closer together — and into the darkness at the heart of the Preserve Paperbackpages. Rex dust bunnyCharlotte EnrightSlade Attridge.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Canyons of Nightplease sign up. Or can you read this as a stand-alone book? Michelle Randall Of course the books are always best when read in order, but all of them can easily stand on their own.
For myself personally, I like the Victorian Era …more Of course the books are always best when read in order, but all of them can easily stand on their own. The current day books, written under the name Jayne Ann Krentz just never intrigue me.
See all 3 questions about Canyons of Night…. Lists with This Book. I don’t know who the girl on the cover iayne this book is supposed to be, because it in no way is the heroine of the book. Maybe it’s the hero’s side-piece in a few years. The romance in this one was better than the last one because you actually believed the couple liked each other. That helps when it comes to love stories. These two met as cahyons and she had a major crush I don’t know who the girl on the cover of this book is jaayne to be, because it in no way is the heroine of the book.
These two met as teenagers and she had a major crush on him and now are meeting 15 years later. Let me again state how absolutely crappy the sex scenes are in this series. It nigt so bad that it makes me laugh. I’m going to spoiler caatle quote because it is very explicit, so watch your virgin eyes and don’t open it if you don’t understand the phrase wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am.
That’s all you got, dude? I thought book-sex was supposed to actually be better than real sex! canyond
Here’s a lesson for you girls: The best characters in this series are always the dust bunnies. They are adorable fluff-balls with a ton of personality and the ability to kill your enemies. Just what I look for in a pet. In this book, we have Rex, who is a badass bunny-hunter, but develops a taste for women’s fashion. Rex finds a beaded evening bag that he decides he needs and carries with him everywhere. He puts his treasures inside of it, like paper clips. Our main man, Quickdraw is what I call him, wonders if Rex’s new accessory is going to hurt his man card: You might need to stay in the hotel room and watch a movie or something afterwards to make things look better.
Besides, Rex’s purse is European, so it’s okay. Man, that series was funny! Well, on to the next book. Let’s hope this next guy has a little more View all 6 comments. Canyons of Night Looking Glass Trilogy, 3, The Arcane Society, 12, Harmony, 8 by Jayne Castle is a spin-off from Harmony and is set in Rainshadow Island, home to canyonx mysterious Reserve where people who don’t fit in with society can live a quiet and safe life.
Charlotte Enright, owner of the local antique shop called “Looking Glass” in Rainshadow Island, and Slade Attridge, the new police chief had met when they were teeangers. Fifteen years later both have come back to the island. Strange and unexplainable are happenning in the mysterious reserve. I liked the two main characters and the secondary ones as well.
I would have like to have seen a bit more chemistry between Charlotte and Slade but they were cqnyons likeable and very engaging. This series would not be the same without the Cannyons Bunnies I am so looking forward to more of Rainshadow Island and it’s weird and wonderful cast of characters.
Dec 10, Lois Bujold rated it really liked it. If one happens to like the flavor which I dothis is not really a problem, but I admit reading a bunch in janye row does the author a bit of a disservice. The SF-nal series under the Jayne Castle penname beginning with After Dark is the more successful in terms of genre cross-over with SF than the earlier series the eponymous ZinniaOrchidand Amaryllis ; the later-published works are a sort of universe-reboot of the caetle.
Both more or less transpose the contemporary Pacific Northwest into SF-nalized colony-planet settings with psi powers, but the series beginning with After Dark adds ancient alien abandoned cities and artifacts to the mix, much to its benefit. Of the three latest of this series I picked up from the library this past weekend to treat my reading blahs, I found one shelved in the general fiction section, one in the Romance section, and one in the SF section.
All the same series, mind you. The books are probably not for the more rabid sorts of SF purists, but they did fix my reading block, as I shot through three of them in two days. Goodreads does not permit joint reviews, so I’ll stick this all somewhat randomly under Canyons of Night. But I’d aim readers new to the series or author to the first “Harmony” novel, After Darkfor starters.
Canyons of Night by Jayne Castle
I think I finally figured what my problem is with many of this author’s books. They remind me of csatle processed, ‘diet’ food. It’s fat or sugar-less, but unfortunately also tasteless. Plus you end up eating more because you know it’s diet! So at the end of the day your calorie count is the same or above, but you haven’t really eaten that well.
Canyons of the night is uber light: It reads easily, but it doesn’t have much else. Light and fluffy just what I canyns.
Canyons of Night
All the sweetness without the calories. Slade Attridge had never planned to return to Rainshadow Island, but having suffered a grievous injury to his hunter talent and on the verge of psi-blindness, after a fifteen year absence he’s back to play sheriff while pulling together plans for hi 2.
Slade Attridge had never planned to return to Rainshadow Island, but having suffered a grievous injury to his hunter talent and on the verge of psi-blindness, after a fifteen year absence he’s back to play sheriff while cajyons together plans for his soon to be talentless life. Having also recently returned to Rainshadow to take over her late aunt’s antique shop, Charlotte is no longer the geeky young girl with a crush on the older Casstle – who long ago played knight caste shining armor and also took nighh exploring in the forbidden Preserve – but she is still captivated by Slade.
Taken on it’s own or as the start to the books set on Harmony’s Rainshadow Island, Canyons of the Night was a cotton candy read – enjoyable, but without much substance.
Both of the pair are likeable for the most part, although during the reunion that serves as our intro to our now grown up leads, Charlotte comes across a bit naggy with Slade whose dust bunny pal is on the loose around her precious antiques. But except for a minor snag on their first date, they are pretty much a done deal from the start, so their relationship just flows along to their happily ever after.
Taken as the final chapter in the Looking Glass trilogy however, Canyon of the Night was pretty thin. There a few of the lethal devices make an appearance, along with a key artifact, but the wrap up to the three book saga was just plain anti-climatic with the villain popping up out of nowhere at the end, and then the classic cartoon villain pitfall leading to defeat – the monologue.
Since this is the Rainshadow series starter, there are at few characters introduced and threads left hanging with respect to the mysterious Preserve. So, Canyons of Night was pleasant enough, if not all that satisfying, and I’ll likely read the next one and hope for a bit more ghost hunter action the next time ’round. I don’t know if it’s relief that the Harmony series isn’t degenerating after all or simply a better story, but I lost myself to this book and enjoyed every minute.
It’s not a complete win, but it was enough of one that I’m looking forward to the next one, already. I liked Charlotte from the start. She’s diffident in ways that most Krentz heroines aren’t and her power is subtler to the point that people dismiss her pretty much outright. I liked how well she puts up with that and how she takes tr I don’t know if it’s relief that the Harmony series isn’t degenerating after all or simply a better story, but I lost myself to this book and enjoyed every minute.
I liked how well she puts up with that and how she takes true joy in bringing the perfect gifts to the people in her life. And yes, “rainbow auras” is every bit as silly as dreamlight but for some reason it didn’t bug me nearly as much.
Maybe because it had clear rules that weren’t being forever extended into the next panacea for whatever the story wanted. For his part, Slade was a bit more damaged than is typical of a Krentz hero.