I received this book via Author. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.Fae's Power by Melissa A. Craven, M. Lynn
Series: Crimes of the Fae #2
Published by Twin Rivers Press on 2020-10-07
Length: 270 pages
Reviewing eARC from Author
Reading Challenges: COYER All Year 2020
Griffin O’Shea is Forgotten.
Maybe it’s a good thing no one outside the prison realm remembers everything he did to earn his place in the dark kingdom.
Now that he’s back in the world of the Light Fae, he wants to earn their trust, their loyalty, and that means going after the missing prince and princess of Iskalt, children who call him uncle. It means searching through the human realm for a vanishing village only he can see and a book full of dangerous magic and devious secrets that are better left alone.
With a human leading the search, Riona at his side, and a profound lack of magic, the chances of finding anything they seek have never been worse.
But the odds won’t stop them. Nor will an illness threatening Griffin’s life.
Even if he has to crawl through the portals and face the king of Myrkur on his knees, he cannot stop.
Because there are things worse than death:
Watching those he loves die before him.
Seeing the realms of the fae crumble into dust.
Returning to the prison realm means being forgotten once again. Returning without the book could mean certain death.
But when all roads point to war, Griffin has no other choice.
The king must be defeated. His vast army must be stopped.
And this time, Griffin wants to be the hero instead of the villain.
Fae's Power is the second book in the Crimes of the Fae series featuring fae out for redepmtion, others desiring revenge, and an entire world that desperately needs to remember the things that have been lost to magic.
Fae’s Power by Melissa A. Craven, M. Lynn is the second book in their spin-off series Crimes of the Fae and picks up months after the end of Fae’s Prisoner. I’m honestly not sure where to begin! This story will leave you on the edge of your seat, holding your breath and begging for more. Fae’s Power is full of twists that will keep you guessing and may even break your heart in the process.
I’m beginning to think the authors hate Griff! The poor Fae! They put him through SO much in this book. Griff has put aside his self-flagellation for the moment as he searches for his twin niece and nephew, Brea and Lochlan’s oldest. He, along with Myles, Fiona, and Gulliver, have searched the human realm exhaustively coming up with nothing but dead ends. To top it off, Griff is ill. He can barely stand on two feet, let alone continue to search and fight for Tia and Toby. Yet he does it anyway. The strength he seems to pull from nowhere astounds me. His character has come so far from the spoiled prince we met in Fae’s Deception. Griff is selfless, thinking of others before himself, and driven to save the niece and nephew he already loves.
Riona, on the other hand, can be quite selfish, or at least let you think she is. She reminds me a lot of Griff when he served Queen Regan. Most of her motives can be explained in serving Egan, the king of Myr. However, her feelings for Griff are growing. I still haven’t decided how I feel about her. I think time will tell. If she follows through with her thoughts (yay! We get more of her POV in this book), I believe I will come to love her like I have Griff.
Overall I really enjoyed Fae’s Power. There are quite a few twists that I was not expecting. One is quite big, and I think we haven’t seen the ramifications of it just yet. I personally cannot wait for book three. If you enjoy dark Fae fantasy, I highly recommend it.