There is no hope.
Only blood and darkness await.
Shade rules as Queen of the Seelie Summer Court with her love, a Teleen Faerie named Dylan at her side. But, the dark court of Unseelie faeries will do everything in their power to rule the earth, including enslaving the human world. Arthas, the Unseelie Ancient King, has shattered the boundaries of Faerie and the human cities are filling with his evil, unearthly armies.
Old enemies become allies. New friends bring old secrets and an ancient magic to light. Alongside the Ancient Seelie Queen, Kilara, Shade needs to harness this wild magic before the lines between human and faery are forever destroyed.
Loved this book. Arthas has determined that the boundaries of Faerie will be eliminated and he will rule the world. Shade, Dylan and her comrades are determined to stop him and his armies. Awakening the Ancients seems like her only choice, but is it the right one? Could they cause more chaos and harm than good and healing?
I like how Shade is growing and changing. She is maturing and learning all through her journeys and trials. Dylan is so strong and steady. His unending love for Shade is probably why I am completely in love with him! Shade makes new alliances, mends old friendships that need it, and is set on saving both the human and Faerie worlds. I love the secondary characters and their stories that are just as interesting but do take a backseat to the overall story. Those 'secondary lines' are an integral part of the big picture though and the author does a great job of showing each character and weaving them seamlessly into the story.
I rate this a 5/5. It was a great addition to the series but can also be read as a stand alone!
Thank you to the author for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.