Late last night i finished reading an ARC copy of In The Valley of Shadows the final part of Crystal Connor's Spectrum Trilogy - and, believe me, it was a cracker. The book mixes fantasy, horror, sci-fi and police procedural - a lot of genres to fit into one book but she's pulled it off and done it well. I've followed this series from the beginning and am very happy with the way it has finished up.
Some authors write better in certain genres but with Ms Connor that is not the case - she seems to be able to write well and co-herently in each different genre covered in this book. The police characters are believable as are the scientists and their works. The battle scenes in the more fantasy based areas you could quite easily believe had been written by someone who 'specialises' in writing fantasy. I have high hopes for the future works of Crystal Connor and feel hers is a name you will be seeing a lot more of in the years to come.
As this is an Arc copy, things may change before the final published edition hits the shelves so I won't be putting a review up until that final edition is available. This, though, has been a cracking read.