Monday, August 16, 2010

Daughter Of Snow

Title: Daughter Of Snow
Author: Elaine Corvidae
Publisher: Mundania Press
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ISBN: 978-1-60659-224-3
Genre: {M/F} Fantasy
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx

Pook, Mina and Alexandreya have become a working team hunting down rogue fae, who are preying on innocents. The three of them feel the need to keep the peace that was established after the Faerie War and they need something, anything, to keep the boredom at bay.

Alex is in her element attending the university and spending her free time between creating more inventions such as a speak machine and Pook. She is frightened by the appearance of a wild fae from her homeland. When she learns of the death of her father, she knows that she will have to travel back to Ruska to claim her inheritance. This is a trip that will test their love completely and learn of how beautiful Alex’s homeland is.

Daughter Of Snow is the fourth book in the Shadow Fae series and once again centers on Alex and Pook. I found myself a little angry with Alex from time to time, when she would allow others to make her doubt herself. She is the ideal engineer, who needs no encouragement to create a new project that would benefit mankind. Pook never disappointed me with his outspokenness and determination to live free from the Faerie people.

The characters are so numerous that I won’t mention all of them, but Pook and Alex stand out the most. This story tells more of their struggles to survive trying situations that were beyond their control and I loved their determination to overcome each trial that stopped them from succeeding with life. There are a lot of secondary characters that brought a lot of help to the main characters, especially Padgett, the banished Seelie fae, who took a liking to both Pook and Alex.

Ms. Corvidae continues to wow me with her storytelling and this tale is just a great as the first three. The creative plotting is so complicated that I had to pay close attention, so as not to miss what was going on in each scene. She has become a favorite author, and I am looking forward to reading other books by her. Please tell me this is not the last book in the Shadow Fae series because it would leave me wondering too much about some of the characters, whose stories needed to be told.

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