Blade Dance, D.L. McDermott

 

Blade Dance,  D.L. McDermott

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre:  Romance, Sci-fi and Fantasy,

I’ve been reading this series since the beginning and it gets better and better. Each book is a complete story, but builds on the world created before, and brings in characters and events from previous novels, so for best enjoyment you really need to start with the first book IMO.

Finn, we’ve seen him since the beginning. He’s leader of the Fianna, and a dangerous man, with an extended and chaotic family. The Prince Consort, cruel and cunning, wants to free the Queen by bringing down the walls between worlds. The Queen makes him look like a kindergarten kid when it comes to cruelty though, he really has been shaped by her. In this book we see his brother Sean, whose son is kidnapped. It shows us a bit more insight into the Prince, that before the Queen changed him he may have been a decent ( ish – he’s still Fae) man. Now though Finn needs to trust him but they are dangerous enemies with Finn against the Queen’s release. Miach,one of Finn’s adversaries who we met before, comes in this book along with Finn’s son Garret, married against Finn’s wishes to Miach’s daughter. Then there’s Ann, a schoolteacher who proves to be something a bit more than what she presents.

Its another exciting read, with Finn’s romancing of Ann worked into a story involving multiple characters, and lots of magic. Enemies need to work together to rescue the boy, and there’s some real dangers in doing so. It moves forward the overall story arc of the Prince Consort’s mission to free the Queen, and some of the other Fae opposition. I love the way the story slowly builds with each book and the romance is carefully worked in to the plot, giving an exciting read, a solid story and some sensuality too. I’m looking forward already to the next book. I do find it takes a while to get back into the story when i first start – Its a very different world and there are things that are uncommon in the usual fantasy reads, plus of course a cast of characters that gets ever longer. It’s one series I look forward to reading on a back to back fantasy fest day when all parts are released. I love to read my favourite series that way – to get totally immersed.

Stars: five, another solid instalment adding to the overall story. .

ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers

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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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