by C.L. McCourt
Rhea's confidence took a blow when her quarry escaped; his parting words taunting her. Shaken, but not defeated, Rhea and her companions devise a new plan to take down the barbarous troublemaker and his band of terrorizing thugs. Along the way, they discover that if his true plans of death and destruction are realized, he will wipe the realms from Libritas. As the Libraim's channel, Rhea's gift is powerful, but is it enough? Will she and her friends be able to stop him before all is lost?
It took me a few chapters to settle into this book, probably because it's been months since I read the first two in the series. But once I did, I found it had a wonderfully engaging plot line that thoroughly captured my attention.
Here comes the "but" (you knew it was coming). The Dark Healer reads like a draft, and not a final one. If it had one more thorough edit, for both grammar and content, I would have given the book a much-deserved higher rating. The text was riddled with obvious typos, and one major relationship was so awkwardly written in the first seven chapters that it wasn't at all believable. It does smooth out a bit after this rough start, though.