Chosen is the third of the Dark Breed novels; a modern reincarnation of the gods of Olympus.
Kyana is the new goddess of the hunt and a kick ass heroine. Strong and independent she shares her bed with Ryker as the new Zeus, but is she prepared to share her heart?
And just when she’s finally ready to shed her past, an evil resurrects, Cronos, and only Kyana stands in its way. But Ryker will not let her fight alone.
The pair join with Haven, who is contained in the temple to complete her healing. (She obviously went off the rails in a previous story.) The whole building implodes as they reach her.
Haven and Kyana can “feel” the return of Cronos so they visit Morpheus, the god of dreams.
One of my favourite parts of the book is the trip up the River Styx to meet up with Morpheus:
…She’d met Morpheus only once, when he had come out of his cave to Above in an effort to rein in his little imps when they’d gone on strike in Egypt. He’d been a reefer-smoking Bob Marley look-alike whose main concern in life was making sure people had as many bad dreams as good.”
…A man dressed in an overly bright orange shirt and gray ball cap, flowered board shorts and flip- flops appeared in front of them.
He looked nothing like Bob Marley any more, but Kyana instantly recognized the maroon in his eyes and the golf ball-sized mark on his neck to know she was staring at Morpheus.
“Who the hell are you supposed to be this time?” she asked, trying not to glare. After all, they had come to him for a favour. Better not to piss him off straightaway.
Morpheus’s grin widened. “Welcome to Margaritaville.” When Kyana still didn’t react, he added, “Cheeseburger in Paradise?”
“Jimmy Buffet,” Haven muttered…
For the reader who likes their heroine tough and raw.