Michelle Zinc's Prophecy of the Sisters gets my unqualified vote for a "must read." Ms. Zinc has created a Gothic tale that pulls the reader into a world of high drama that won't allow you to leave until you know if a very determined young heroine will be able to save civilization from chaos.
At the same time that you are rapidly turning those pages, you don't want the story to end. This author has done a remarkable job of taking us to the Edwardian era and making that period like one we know as well as our own. The dialog is period without ever being stilted. The description is elegant without stopping the forward momentum of the story. I particularly loved the scenes between the sisters and those of the astral encounters.
Okay. That's all. I don't want to give anything away. But PROPHECY OF THE SISTERS is . . .
Great storytelling all around.