Saturday, February 12, 2011
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews
MacKayla Lane was just a child when she and her sister, Alina, were given up for adoption and banished from Ireland forever.
Twenty years later, Alina is dead and Mac has returned to the country that expelled them to hunt her sister’s murderer. But after discovering that she descends from a bloodline both gifted and cursed, Mac is plunged into a secret history: an ancient conflict between humans and immortals who have lived concealed among us for thousands of years.
What follows is a shocking chain of events with devastating consequences, and now Mac struggles to cope with grief while continuing her mission to acquire and control the Sinsar Dubh—a book of dark, forbidden magic scribed by the mythical Unseelie King, containing the power to create and destroy worlds.
In an epic battle between humans and Fae, the hunter becomes the hunted when the Sinsar Dubh turns on Mac and begins mowing a deadly path through those she loves.
Who can she turn to? Who can she trust? Who is the woman haunting her dreams? More important, who is Mac herself and what is the destiny she glimpses in the black and crimson designs of an ancient tarot card?
From the luxury of the Lord Master’s penthouse to the sordid depths of an Unseelie nightclub, from the erotic bed of her lover to the terrifying bed of the Unseelie King, Mac’s journey will force her to face the truth of her exile, and to make a choice that will either save the world . . . or destroy it.
(Synopsis provided by goodreads)
Where to start, first off, this is the last book in the series as well as the longest. In a way, I felt like it was too long. The book being told through different points of view from some of the different characters, was hard to get use to.
The book was good, but in a lot of ways, I felt really let down. After waiting five years that’s it? There were still some unanswered questions, the author has said that she is going to write another series with the same world. I am unsure if the same chapters will be in it or not.
We do get some answers, like we find out who killed Alina. I was glad to finally have the answer, however I was shocked when I read it. That was the one thing, that I never saw coming, the rest of the book, in a way I found to be a bit predictable.
All in all, it was okay, it did feel like Moning was rushing to end the series, but at the same time, I felt like she was dragging it out. There seemed to be a lot of unnecessary descriptions in the book.
Dani has been my favorite since we first met her in Bloodfever, I did like the twists and turns we get with her character in this book.
I do wish that there was more dialog in this book, there seemed to be more internal dialog to me then character to character dialog, which was a little bit of a let down.
***1/2 3 1/2 out of 5 stars
I really like the cover art! It’s the best in the series, the dual art work is simply amazing.
My personal book shelf.