Monday, August 16, 2010

Prince of Ash

Title: Prince of Ash
Author: Elaine Corvidae
Publisher: Mundania Press
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ISBN: 978-1-59426-131-2
Genre: {M/F} Fantasy
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx

Mina and Duncan have settled into a comfortable life after breaking the power of the Seelie Court, and they have become husband and wife. There is a spark of magic that they are sensing from time to time and feel there is a need to find it. What Mina and Duncan find is that way more was going on with the Seelie and they thought they would be able to handle the upcoming war with them.

Trying to find his reason for living, Pooka spends his days running with the Red Soldiers and his nights fighting the creatures who would seek out the townspeople of the slums, where he lives. Pooka finds himself helping out a female stranger, who he finds attractive, but knows she is out of his reach. He is more than he even realizes, after being cast off by his parents to be raised by humans

Alexandreya Alekseevicha is fleeing from her father in Ruska and hoping for a better life in her mother’s homeland in Dere. What she finds is trouble from the time she steps off the ship but eventually finds her way to her mother’s brother, Duncan. Once she learns who Pooka really is, she loves him even more for standing for what’s right.

I must say that as I was reading the second book of the Shadow Fae series, I was excited to see what happens to the main characters, who continue to fight for the right of others to live in peace. Prince of Ash starts out at a quick pace and never really slows down. Mina and Duncan are married now, and enjoying their quiet life with owning a bookstore. In walks Duncan’s niece, and the story gets even more active from that point on. Pooka is quite a character here, and I love his attitude towards life! He doesn’t understand the true goings on surrounding himself, but never gives up on the three people who support him.

Ms. Corvidae has created a wonderful story of a way of life for street urchins, who are determined to survive every obstacle they are confronted with. It is a nice touch to include Mina and Duncan, since they actually started out from the last book. There is a lot revelations revealed throughout the story, and it certainly kept my attention focused on what would happen next. This is a great story and should be read in order of the books published to understand what is going on with the characters.

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