I just finished a book that will be released tomorrow and I couldn’t wait to share with you my thoughts. Get ready for a healthy dose of magic!
This book is available tomorrow though you’re more than welcome to preorder it!
Before going much further, I wanted to mention that I generously received a digital ARC of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I love the cover which gives hint of who Morgan once was and the colors are a perfect mix. Even though I hate Isabeau’s guts for what she did to Morgan and those around her and she more than deserves what she may have coming to her, I can see why she was so drawn to Morgan as a human just by looks alone but I still hate her guts!
From moment I read the first page, I was hooked and couldn’t seem to stop reading. I’ve always been fascinated with the Fae, Avalon and King Arthur Legends which was in this book along with Thea’s own unique spin to myths mixed with the modern world.
Sidonie Martel (Sid) is a very gifted musician whose parents encouraged her gift from a young age and worked hard to ensure she had every opportunity to succeed. She loves getting lost in her music especially with a violin in her hand and forgetting about her OCD tendencies, akwardness around most people and other troubles.
Morgan is a lycanthrope who was turned against his will by the petty Queen Isabeau of the Light Fae and has been under her control for centuries. He was once a very powerful human who helped a young boy become King but then was betrayed by Isabeau. Due to a geas, he’s unable to pay her back for her deceit, offer help to prisoners or do anything unless Isabeau allows it.
When he becomes injured after a battle, he does everything he can to be free of Isabeau as long as possible when she sends him away and hopes to find a way to become free of her completely. He happens to hear Sid perform one night in London and finds himself drawn in a way he hasn’t felt in centuries though his life is about to become even more complicated.
A foe who seeks to drive a wedge between Morgan and the Queen without being aware of what’s behind the bond decides to kidnap Sid and in disguise manages to give her as a tribute to the Queen.
Sid becomes fed up with the treatment which ends up badly for her and it will take the unexpected help of a certain Magic Man as she calls him to find a way out of the terrible situation. She has no idea who he really is because he won’t give a name at first for fear it could go badly for the two of them but Sid is tenacious and is determined not only to find out his name but to help him be free of the Queen.
Things become even more complicated as the story goes on but I don’t want to spoil things. Let’s just say that it’s so worth reading to find out and some of it may be shocking.
I adored Sid who is so funny, musically talented, smart and doesn’t back down when she has her mind set on something. She may appear to be an ordinary human but her musical gift and heart of gold have their own special brand of magic. Even when she’s at her lowest, she finds a way to rally, make the best of things and refuses to let anyone keep her down. Sid owes up to her mistakes and uses her smarts to show the Fae that she’s more than just a lowly human especially through her music.
Morgan believes he’s a terrible person and though he did terrible things while under the geas, he’s really not. Hard to call someone terrible when they risk their neck to bring comfort to someone who is trapped in a prison because the terrible Isabeau ordered her there. He has a lot of redeeming qualities though it will take the determination of a certain human to show him the way.
This book was full of a fascinating mix of adventure, magic, steaminess, humor, mystery and the power of love. I’m so glad to have read this book and I can’t wait to see what happens next!
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