on July 18th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Romance
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Kidnapped while on tour, musician Sidonie Martel is transported to the mystical land of Avalon. A human without magical ability, she is completely vulnerable to the deadly forces surrounding her.
When she defies her captors and refuses to share her music, an act of violent cruelty leaves her broken, her ability to play silenced, maybe forever. Her only hope is a whisper in the dark, gentle hands that offer healing, and a man who refuses to show her his face yet who offers advice she dare not ignore.
One of the most feared and powerful sorcerers in history, Morgan le Fae serves a queen he despises, Isabeau of the Light Court. Once a famous bard and an advisor to kings, Morgan has been enslaved to Isabeau for hundreds of years, acting as enforcer and the commander of her deadly Hounds.
Sidonie's music touches Morgan in places he had abandoned centuries ago, and her fiery spirit resurrects feelings he had believed long dead. For Sidonie, trapped in captivity, passion offers a comfort she cannot resist.
But Isabeau holds Morgan bound in magical chains that only Death can break. And in the court of a cruel, jealous queen, the only thing that burns hotter than love is revenge...
4.5 Spellbinding Stars!!!
I was completely spellbound by Morgan’s story! Although Morgan was a villain in previous books we soon learn appearances can be deceiving and all is not as it seems.
Morgan is bound by a spell linking him to the evil Light Fae Queen Isabeau, so that he must obey any and all direct orders she gives him. For hundreds of years he has lived without freedom. With only his hate and desire for revenge keeping him strong and sane. When we first see Morgan in this book he is a very stoic and no longer holds much hope and certainly no happiness, but when an opportunity for a small bit of freedom is mistakingly given him he is temporarily free for the first time in centuries.
“Your music hurts, the way sunshine hurts when you’ve existed for a long time in darkness.”
Sidonie (Sid) is a famous musician who seems to draw in the Elder Races as well as humans to her soul soothing music. Morgan is so moved by her music he begins to attend all her concerts. Unfortunately, someone else notices Morgan’s fascination with Sid. Soon Sid is kidnapped and given to Isabeau as a gift to distract her from a former enemy. Sid initially refuses to cooperate with the Queen and the consequences are horribly brutal and life changing for Sid. Now it’s up to Morgan to save Sid from an uncertain future.
“Her music ran through him with electric energy, more joyous than anything he could remember and more painful than silver.”
There is plenty of suspense, magic, amazing characters, some sexy times, and naturally a thrilling ending! I loved everything about this book, there was an appearance at the end from one of my all-time favorite Elder Races characters, and I’m sure it will make a lot of readers giddy when they get to see this small cameo. As I’ve said MANY times in the past, I love this world that Thea Harrison has created I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next!!