MacKayla Lane lies naked on the cold stone floor of a church, at the mercy of the erotic Fae master she once swore to kill. Far from home, unable to control her sexual hungers, MacKayla is now fully under the Lord Master’s spell.…In New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning's stunning new novel, the walls between human and Fae worlds have come crashing down. And as Mac fights for survival on Dublin's battle-scarred streets, she will embark on the darkest—and most erotically charged—adventure of her life.
He has stolen her past, but MacKayla will never allow her sister's murderer to take her future. Yet even the uniquely gifted sidhe-seer is no match for the Lord Master, who has unleashed an insatiable sexual craving that consumes Mac's every thought—and thrusts her into the seductive realm of two very dangerous men, both of whom she desires but dares not trust.
As the enigmatic Jericho Barrons and the sensual Fae prince V'lane vie for her body and soul, as cryptic entries from her sister's diary mysteriously appear and the power of the Dark Book weaves its annihilating path through the city, Mac's greatest enemy delivers a final challenge.…
It's an invitation Mac cannot refuse, one that sends her racing home to Georgia, where an even darker threat awaits. With her parents missing and the lives of her loved ones under siege, Mac is about to come face-to-face with a soul-shattering truth—about herself and her sister, about Jericho Barrons…and about the world she thought she knew.
"Evil is a completely different creature, Mac. Evil is bad that believes it’s good."
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.
So these books pulverized my heart, and then gave me a whole brand new one-just to repeat the process. And again. And again. And I loved every minute of it! There's going to be more of this series, yeah, but Mac won't be narrating. So the series is going to be different after this!
I said in my review of the previous books, that this series was going somewhere. Well, it got there! And it was just so excellent, things were awful, and then they worked, and then they weren't, and then they were in pretty great places!
There was a really massive cliffhanger in Dream, one that didn't get resolved until about 100 or so pages into Shadow, that really hurt. But yeah, it was resolved, and then it felt way better! Because things were better for the characters!
Out of all the hard ship, from the multiple rapes and going priya, thinking Barrons was dead, and that it was her fault, and then having the Sinsar Dubh do it's massive thing, Mac grew stronger. Stronger, so she could win!
Oh, and finding out who was Alina's murderer, well, who really is the weapon, that was hard. But Mac dealt with it, though it's not completely finished. And yeah, that's about the only thing right now that is a big deal. Well, finding out more about her past would be great! And having a copy of the Sinsar Dubh in her head!
Such great books, and a great place to have Mac finish narrating the series! Loved them so much!
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever #4, 5
Read: December 1st, 1st, 2012
Reason Why: Really, really enjoying this series!!
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published: August 18th 2009, January 18th 2011