Against a Brightening Sky
By 1919 the Great War has ended, peace talks are under way in Paris, and the world has been forever changed. Delia Martin, apprentice practitioner of magical arts, and her husband, Police Captain Gabriel Ryan, face the greatest challenge of their lives when fragments from the war descend on San Francisco.
As Delia prepares to meet friends at a St. Patrick's Day parade, the...more
My English review
I enjoyed the series and it’s true that I was curious about the further adventures of our beloved Delia. It must be said that the period of the history and the presence of the ghosts, as well as the investigations, are really attracting. While writing my review and by reading the summary, I realized that this was the last volume of the series, which is quite sad because I have not really had that feeling of a real conclusion, but it does not change the fact ...more
I adore this cast of characters and the unique way they get things done. This plot line was my favorite of the three books and I was captivated from the very first page. The setting and period make for an interesting atmosphere and Jaime paints such a pretty picture with her words.
I will definitely be reading these books again.
**Huge thanks to Jaime for sending me a copy of the book**
Then, I had to wait until my turn came up again for a renewal. Fortunately, only one person was ahead of me, but it was still a 2 week wait.
Long enough to cause a rift in the storyline, to say the least, and to forget some of the finer details. I am a one-book-at- ...more
*Genre* Historical, Paranormal, Fantasy
Against a Brightening Sky is the third and final installment in the Delia Martin series by author Jamie Lee Moyer. The story opens in the Spring of 1919 with World War I, and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in the rear view mirror. Delia, her husband Police Captain Gabriel Ryan, and their friends Lieutenant Jack and Sadie Fitzgerald are out to watch the St. Patrick's Day Parade. What should have been a lovely spring da ...more
Ms. Moyer has don ...more
The characters here are great. I love how the story is told from both Delia and Gabe (one in first person and one in third) and the interactions with Dora, Sadie, Jack, Randy, Sam, and the rest of the cast of characters were excellent. ...more
This is what I am making reference to:
"I wanna know why, out of all the names available in the span of history, the only significant black character in this book (series) is called Lynch? How did that even happen? Really put out by that one. His name could've been Smith, Jefferson ...more
Delia, her husband, Gabe, along with her best friend, Stella, and her family are all headed to downtown San Fransisco for the St. Patrick's Day parade. Everyone is looking forward to the event as spring has brought the end of the war and peace. Quickly, the lovely afternoon takes a deadly turn when a nightmarish riot breaks out. Two gunmen begin shooting innocent bystanders, and then an explosion knocks everyone off their feet. Luckily, Deli ...more
I know for a fact, that most spirits of those who have passed are perfectly lovely and loving and helpful angels looking after and over thei ...more
The characters are likable, even if they're not all that deep or horribly fascinating. I found the brief mention of Gabe's former friendship with a local Madam to be more interesting than the marriages of the leading characters. Dora continues to be ...more
Okay, actually I do: so many books, so little time. But seriously, it's got a great historical setting, plotting, pleasant characters (not every book has to be full of snarky characters!) - it pretty much hits all my "like" buttons. I'm glad I finally got around to it, and sorry that it looks like the series is over already.
As usual, Moyer knows how to tell a gripping story. I loved all the new bits she included from the supernatural: how the ability to see ghosts manifested in a child, how the powers of a necromancer interacted with Delia’s and Dora’s abilities, and the strengthening of Delia overall in her abilities and confidence u ...more
This is said to be the last book, but when everything is over, it doesn't quite feel complete and that more could be explored in this world. There is so much life left to be explored for Delia and Gabe. I sincerely hope that ...more
The year is 1919 and a riot and explosions rock San Francisco’s St Patrick’s Day parade, the perpetrators targeting a young woman in the crowd. Captain Gabe Ryon tries to figure out the connection between the attack and the growing number of murdered Russian immigrants. Meanwhile his wife, Delia, is haunted by the ghost of a European princess.
The novel is split between Gabe and Delia’s efforts to understand what’s happening and stop ...more
Then we have the perspective switch from first person to third person between Delia our heroine and third person murder investigation plot line steered by her husband the police detective. ...more
A truly fantastic read, the only thing wrong with this book is that this is the final book in the Delia series. If you've wreathe first two - and they are a must - you have to read the c ...more
The story of the Romanov's is an extremely sad one and I thought that Jamie Lee Moyer used this piece of history in her story with tact and grace.
While I am sad this is the last in this series, I an eager to read what Jamie Le ...more
Bottom line: I found this series to be entertain ...more