First off, I really think that Justine Musk is a great writer and I don't understand why she isn't a NY times #1 bestseller. This book is a good sequel.
Essentially in this book they start off by fighting off the demons that have escaped into our world. They go from there to getting ready to fight the "lord of bones." There is an apocalyptic scene at the end (of course) and then everything is okay. Kind Of.
The book is a definite good read. Character driven for sure.
Every so often, I stumble across that proverbial 'needle in a hay-stack'.
I had only read one other title by Justine, and that was Uninvited. While Uninvited was a good read, it was more young-adultish to me, so I assumed 'Lord of Bones' to be more of the same.
I was wrong.
'Lord of Bones' proved to be one of those 'sleeper' hits for me, and it was able to grab my attention from the start, which is no small feat I might add. The scene with the surfer in the ocean staring in disbelief as a large dark shadow passes beneath him, only to realize that it has teeth -- genious -- one of my worst nightmares!
The story follows Kai, a 'lone-ranger/renegade/Summoner' of the dreamlines; Jess, an 'i'm-to-powerful-for-my-own-good-and-don't-know-it-girl'; and Ramsey, a basic human that has been taught to fight and lead by the legendary Kai himself as they fight to keep peace on earth and prevent the 'Lord of Bones' (a fallen angel) from being released.
The read was filled with action, love, betrayel, personal sacrafice, demons and Magic, and will satisfy anyone who has an interest in this genre. The pacing was pretty much spot on, with a few areas that were just a too little chatty for me, but all-in-all, it was fantastic.
If you are a fan of movies like Constantine (Widescreen Edition) or The Mist, then you are gonna love this.
My Final verdict: A highly recommended read, that is sure to please fans that are not afraid of the dark.