Tuesday, January 18, 2011
by Jenna Black
On top of spending most of her time in a bunkerlike safe house and having her dates hijacked by a formidable Fae bodyguard, Faeriewalker Dana Hathaway is in for some more bad news: the Erlking and his pack of murderous minions known as the Wild Hunt have descended upon Avalon. With his homicidal appetite and immortal powers, the Erlking has long been the nightmare of the Fae realm. A fragile treaty with the Faerie Queen, sealed with a mysterious spell, is the one thing that keeps him from hunting unchecked in Avalon, the only place on Earth where humans and Fae live together. Which means Dana’s in trouble, since it’s common knowledge that the Faerie Queen wants her – and her rare Faeriewalker powers – dead. The smoldering, sexy Erlking’s got his sights set on Dana, but does he only seek to kill her, or does he have something much darker in mind? (description taken from Amazon.com)
I have to admit I really liked this sequel to Glimmerglass much better. Though the world set-up in the first book was great, I didn't really connect to the characters (other than the irresistable Kimber) that well. In the second book, without the setup, there was a lot more focus on character relationships.
I still don't really love Dana, or myabe it's that I don't really understand her emotional compulsion for Ethan, but she is fiercely loyal and brave, which I admire. I think I just feel so much more for some of the other characters, like Keane and Kimber, Finn, and I am absolutely fascinated with Arwan, the Erlking.
After some of the amazing developments in this book, Dana learning what she can really do, Dana figuring out what the Erlking really bargained with her for, and how these revelations will change the rest of her life...I cannot wait to read book three, Sirensong, when it comes out!!!