"I can't see what you'll do now; too much of my essence lives in you. I know, however, that you are quite capable of anything you want to be. You are someone who will slay dragons, who will do feats worthy of ballads"
Although I'm very fond of Melissa Marr's Faery world and enjoyed her previous novels, I have to -sadly- admit that her third output isn't as intriguing as its predecessors. For almost 400 pages we're constantly reminded that Seth is mortal but wants to be with Ash forever, thus become an immortal Faery himself, while Ash is torn between her Faery duties in the Summer court and her love for Seth and Summer King Keenan who loves Winter Queen Donia but must try to have some sort of relationship with Ash. This is repeated over and over again all through the book ad nauseam. You'd think that when Seth finally strikes the deal with Sorcha things are going to go smoothly... think again! For another 100+ pages the almighty Queen and Seth himself turn into the most boring characters ever, while nothing happens in the Summer and Winter courts - although we're sometimes brought into their surroundings only to read more of Ash and Keenan's usual inner torments. Seriously, we get it! Now can we actually read the story?!...Continua