It’s easy to walk away from lies. Power is another thing.
MacKayla Lane would do anything to save the home she loves. A gifted sidhe-seer, she’s already fought and defeated the deadly Sinsar Dubh—an ancient book of terrible evil—yet its hold on her has never been stronger.
When the wall that protected humans from the seductive, insatiable Fae was destroyed on Halloween, long-imprisoned immortals ravaged the planet. Now Dublin is a war zone with factions battling for control. As the city heats up and the ice left by the Hoar Frost King melts, tempers flare, passions run red-hot, and dangerous lines get crossed.
Seelie and Unseelie vie for power against nine ancient immortals who have governed Dublin for millennia; a rival band of sidhe-seers invades the city, determined to claim it for their own; Mac’s former protégé and best friend, Dani “Mega” O’Malley, is now her fierce enemy; and even more urgent, Highland druid Christian MacKeltar has been captured by the Crimson Hag and is being driven deeper into Unseelie madness with each passing day. The only one Mac can depend on is the powerful, dangerous immortal Jericho Barrons, but even their fiery bond is tested by betrayal.
It’s a world where staying alive is a constant struggle, the line between good and evil gets blurred, and every alliance comes at a price. In an epic battle against dark forces, Mac must decide who she can trust, and what her survival is ultimately worth.
Kindle Edition, 512 pages
Published January 20th 2015 by Delacorte Press
I wanted to love this one. I really did. I didn’t care if it was from Mac’s POV or Dani’s because they both have a way of beating a dead horse, or I guess I should say fae?, that drives me just a tinsy bit batshitcrazy. I just wanted the next installment. I wanted more of Barrons. Mac and Barrons. Dani and Dancer. Dani and Ryodan. Find out what was going on with Christian. I could go on and on, but you get the picture. And in general I got all of that, but heaven help me did it take for fecking ever to get things going. It took until about 60% in for me to feel like I was finally getting to the meat of the story. Yes, there were some great moments in the first 60% of the book. Moments that had me thinking “Fuck yeah now we’re getting somewhere and that things would pick up” but more often than not it would slow back down and had me feeling like it was filler. Believe me I understand that there is a shitton going on in the world and it is KMM’s right to acknowledge as much, or as little, of it as she wants, but damn! To be fair: There are questions answered, even questions you didn’t know you had, but as is the norm with this series there are still more things unresolved and new questions that need to be answered.
But despite the fact that I didn’t fall deeply in love with this book, I still enjoyed it and will continue with the series, I am a serious glutton for punishment, Why you ask? Here’s the list
1) I do like Mac. When she gets her shit together she’s fucking amazing
3) When the characters actually get to interact with each other whether it's someone laying out an ultimate truth or a one liner that has you snickering, something amazing will come of it.
4) Barrons ~ No explanation needed
5) Ryodan ~ Still no explanation needed.
7) There are still questions that I NEED answered and am too invested to not continue
8) Dani ~ see #5 for the reason
9) Lor ~ Do we see a trend? I fecking love Lor. I can’t say that he has surpassed Barrons, but he’s edging Ryodan out of spot number 2 because if it weren't for him I would have tossed the Kindle into a corner.
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