Series: Cold Iron
Author: D. L. McDermott
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 320
Published: Pocket Star, June 9, 2014
Sorcha Kavanaugh never believed Gran’s stories about the Fair Folk, until one of the creatures walked into a bar where she was singing and stole a year of her life. So when Elada Brightsword, the right hand of South Boston’s renegade Fae patriarch, interrupts her set at the Black Rose, Sorcha knows trouble has found her . . . again.
The Fae warrior has admired Sorcha Kavanaugh from afar for months, but he’s aware of her unhappy history with the Fae, and has been waiting for the right time to approach her. Unfortunately for Elada, time has just run out. An old enemy, the malign Prince Consort, has identified Sorcha as a Druid descendent with the potential to become a stone singer, a bard with a voice that can shatter the strongest magical constructs.
Now, if she wants to survive, Sorcha must learn to trust one of the creatures she fears most.
Ah, the Fae. Well, wolf shifters, dragon shifters and vampires, you’ve got some serious competition. And when I say serious, I mean deadly. If you’re familiar with the Fae folk, you’ll know they’re cruel, sometimes sadistically so, they’re careless, mostly senseless, very passionate, and did I say cruel? And yet I can still want one for myself. It’s all thanks to the hero of this book. As infuriating as they could be, after reading about the most gentlemanly of them all, if you could believe it, I do feel a lot warmer toward them.
Ever since he first appeared alongside his mage friend, and my most favorite Fae, Miach, Elada was the silent mystery I wanted to know more about. Extremely loyal to his long time friend, Elada was a skilled fighter, better with his sword hand than with his magic words. And while reading his story, I realized it could just be so easy to warm up to a Fae. I wasn’t kidding when I said he was a gentleman. He was passionate, thoughtful, caring, kind-when the occasion called for it-, so basically he was everything a Fae usually isn’t. Though I did like the characteristics of Fae in this series, I would be lying if I said Elada’s more human side wasn’t his most endearing to me.
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