The game is neverending in the faerie realm. It must be played constantly, and death is just the beginning of defeat.
Lily Boyd is determined to be more than a pawn in this faerie game. With the Wild Horn in her possession, she holds the key to the Wild Hunt, an unstoppable force neither human nor fay can control. The Wild Hunt has the power to unbalance the Courts in the faerie realm. It’s the perfect bargaining chip for Lily to save her grandmother, but she must play the game wisely if she hopes to succeed. On one side, she has a deal with Cadowain, a Seelie knight who vowed to help Lily in her quest. On the other side, she is at the mercy of Troy, a trickster Kelpie from the Unseelie Court who can command her at will using her True Name.
Whatever path she chooses, Lily must walk a fine line, keeping her head, wit, and words about her as she formulates a plan to find the Faerie Doctor before it’s too late. She’s playing for the win now, and to achieve that, she must live up to her new name . . . the Herald of the Wild Hunt.
(Blurb from Goodreads)
Magic still lingers in the mist-covered corners of the world, wherever the Old Ways are remembered. However, as civilization and reason scoff at the Fair Folk, the paths to power have been forgotten by all but a few.
Lily Boyd was meant to become a faerie doctor, a warden of humans and a keeper of balance, until disbelief and pragmatism led her away from the hidden world and into a mundane life. But truth has a way to be Heard and she will be forced to face it if she wants to save her family.
Armed with nothing but her childhood memories and protected by a debt of gratitude she doesn’t understand, Lily must decide who to trust while she navigates a world that is darker and more twisted than she is prepared for.
And should she make the wrong choice, should she mistake friend and foe… the eternal balance between the Faerie Courts may shatter, and then there will be more than Lily’s life on the line.
(Blurb from Goodreads.)
Title: Frost Burned
Author: Patricia Briggs
Published: March 5, 2013, by Ace
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Mercy’s having a bad day. She gets in a car accident with her stepdaughter while shopping on Black Friday. Then she can’t get in touch with her husband, Adam, or anyone else in the pack. Turns out the whole pack has been kidnapped. It’s up to Mercy to keep Adam’s daughter safe, and find out who is behind the kidnapping without getting hurt or kidnapped herself.
This is one of my favorite series, and the only reason I waited months to read it was because I’ve been so busy. Patricia Briggs doesn’t disappoint in this book. Even though it had been a while since the last book in the series, I felt like I knew the characters immediately.
I don’t have too much to say about this book, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. This is one of my go to series. The main character, Mercy, is a mechanic, and one of a kind. If you enjoy werewolves, fae, and vampires, but not in a corny way, pick up the first in the series, Moon Called, and give it a try.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars