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I chose to stay with the humans when the Fae withdrew from the City. I am a healer, and they need me. I know the odds are against them. I know they need reinforcements. But I never expected them to turn and seek aid from the depths of my past. Asharic is a powerful Fae, exiled by the Veiled Queen thirty years ago. Leaving me behind. But now the queen is dead and the throne is vacant, and Ash is returning to the City--my City--with his mercenary army.
It would be false to deny that there is still a spark between us, but I will not be taken in again. And I'm not the only one disturbed by his return. A Blood lord is poised to conquer the Half-Light City, and other enemies new and old are gathering to eliminate the threat Ash poses. To save the City, we will have to join forces. And pray we're not the ones who burn...
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-03-17
- Reviewer: Staff
The entertaining fourth episode in the Half-Light City series (after Iron Kin) continues the tale of the three-sided war among the vampire Blood, the Beast Kind, and the Fae of Half-Light City. In this fast-paced adventure, Fae healer Bryony takes center stage as she insists on staying in the city to protect humans after the death of the Veiled Queen and the retreat of the Fae. The disarray allows Fae mercenary Asharic sa’Uriel’pellar to return from a 30-year exile and offer his army as additional protection against the Blood and Beast Kind, who are growing in strength and kidnapping Fae women for a dastardly plan. Ash’s control of fire isn’t the only reason he sparks with Bryony; they had powerful chemistry before his exile, and decades apart haven’t diminished it. Despite fearing Ash’s magnetism, Bryony allows herself to be drawn to his side, and they work together to win back Fae allies and fight their enemies. Scott’s dramatic story will satisfy both fans and new readers. (May)