Saturday, March 30, 2013

"Song of the Fairy Queen" by Valerie Douglas

Song of the Fairy Queen by Valerie Douglas

It's said of Fairy that if you're in dire need and call the name of one, they'll come. With his young son, Gawain, in his arms and his castle under siege, High King Oryan couldn't be in any more dire need. With only Morgan, his High Marshal, and a handful of Morgan's men at his back, he has only one direction left to run...up.
There's also only one ally to whom he can turn. Kyriay, Queen of the Fairy.
It's not enough, though, to rescue them. Oryan must be restored to his throne. The usurper Haerold has little love for his people, and even less for Fairy.

By Stephanie Haddad

This is a pretty epic book. No, really, it's long, covers a couple of years, lots of traveling, and has an epic feel to it. It reminds me more of one of those "guy" fantasy stories that has a couple of volumes. I hate to say it, but the first half of the book dragged. I felt like it could have been cut in half and moved a lot faster, and there was too much of a focus on politics and more minor characters. BUT - the second half of the book rocked. The action was fast paced, the love scenes were hot, the dialogue was snappy, and the focus remained on the people I actually gave a hoot about - Kyriay and Morgan. 

About the Author

Valerie Douglas is a prolific writer and a genre-crosser, much to the delight of her fans. A fan of authors in almost every genre from Isaac Asimov to Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, she writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and as V.J. Devereaux, erotic romance. Who knows what will pop up down the road!
Happily married, she's companion to two dogs, four cats and an African clawed frog named Hopper who delights in tormenting the cats from his tank.


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