I was unsure that Arthur could surpass the greatness that is the Riley Jenson series, but she managed to with Risa's new series! The story starts out with explaining a little bit about Risa's abilities and quickly moves into the action. I did not want to put this book down, which is a problem since I am currently in final's mode in college. The characters most mentioned are Risa and her two friends, Tao and Iliana. Tao is a werewolf/fire wielder, Iliana a horse shifter/witch, and Risa is half werewolf, half Aedh.
It seems that everyone is searching for Risa's absent father, and they all start their hunt for him with Risa. There are hunky men as usual, fight scenes that have you rooting for the good guys, and strong friendships throughout the series. Did I mention there is a hunky shirtless guy carrying a flaming sword? *drools* Of course not all the little mysteries of this book were unraveled, which forces you to read the next book, which I will gladly do. This is a must read if you enjoyed Riley's series.
Also, for all you Riley fans, Riley and the gang do make appearances throughout the book, though they are not the lead characters.