The Summer King is missing; the Dark Court is bleeding; and a stranger walks the streets of Huntsdale, his presence signifying the deaths of powerful fey.My Thoughts: I had the hardest time starting this book. Frankly, I didn't want this series to end so I kept putting this book off and putting it off. Now I've buckled down and read it and I'm STUNNED by how beautifully Melissa Marr took all the threads for all her characters and gave them the type of send off they deserved.
Aislinn tends to the Summer Court, searching for her absent king and yearning for Seth. Torn between his new queen and his old love, Keenan works from afar to strengthen his court against the coming war. Donia longs for fiery passion even as she coolly readies the Winter Court for battle. And Seth, sworn brother of the Dark King and heir to the High Queen, is about to make a mistake that could cost his life.
Love, despair, and betrayal ignite the Faery Courts, and in the final conflict, some will win...and some will lose everything.
The Summer Court has been weakened by Aislinn's love for Seth and Keenan's love for Donia. With the two of them divided in love, they are easy pickings for Bananach. The Dark Court is a seething mess. The Winter Court is strong but can't stand alone against Discord. The lands of Faerie have been closed. Things are not looking good. Faeries die. Bargains are struck. Loopholes are found. The final battle is stunning. It's bloody and dark. War is brutal and many of the immortal fey fall beneath it.
I was so incredibly pleased by the way this series played out. Each of the main characters are given their chance to shine and the choices they make aren't always ones you see coming. Yet, it's perfect. I'm sad to say goodbye but I'm so glad I didn't miss out on this journey.
Books in this series
1. Wicked Lovely
2. Ink Exchange
2.5. Stopping Time
2.6. Old Habits
3. Fragile Eternity
4. Radiant Shadows
5. Darkest Mercy - Hardcover | Paperback | Kindle
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