Berkley, July 3 2012, $7.99
Owl shifting Wind Witch Cicely Waters rescues her soul mate Fae Prince Grieve from the Indigo Court Fae Queen of Winter Myst (see Night Veil). However, her success comes with a cost greater than her biting fee she owed her instructor Fae Lannan Altos. The Summer Queen Lainule ended their alliance and the vampiric fae are raging and marching killing anyone in the path. Worse Grieve struggles with his mind as Myst still has a grip on him
A desperate Cicely leads an expedition to find the Summer Queen’s heartstone while the Winter Queen begins a nefarious avenging counter strike on the New Forest. For them to succeed, Cicely has to voluntarily change into something else regardless of the outcome to her.
The latest Indigo Court romantic fantasy (see Night Myst) is a complex tale as each of the lead protagonists are willing to die to insure their soul mate and others live. Their willingness to sacrifice reminded me of the Gift of the Magi by O’Henry only on a metaphysical otherworldly realm. Filled with action and plenty of lethal roadblocks, readers will enjoy trekking the dangerous Galenorn mythological world.