Author: Marsha A. Moore
Published: October 2016
Esme Underhill is about to discover a darkness hidden inside her that could destroy her chance for independence and possibly kill her.
Esme’s mother took her young daughter away from Southern Indiana’s Coon Hollow Coven to prevent her from learning about the unusual witchcraft she had inherited. When Esme is twenty-seven, her beloved Grammy Flora passes away and leaves her property in the Hollow to her granddaughter. With this opportunity to remake her life and gain independence, Esme attempts to emulate Grammy Flora as a wildwood mystic who relies on the hedge world of faeries to locate healing herbs. But fae are shrewd traders. When they open their world to her, she must meet the unknown malevolence of her birthright.
Thayne, the handsome king of the fae Winter Court, faces his own struggle to establish autonomy as a new regent. He is swept into the tempest of Esme’s unfolding powers, a dangerous threat to his court. His sworn duty is to protect his people, despite Esme’s beauty and allure, which tear at his resolve.
Both Esme’s and Thayne’s dreams of personal freedom are lost…unless they can trust each other and overcome surmounting dangers.
This is my first book written by Marsha. It’s counted as third in the series, but for sure it can be read as standalone novel.
It took me sometime to get into the story, rules in Coon Hollow, characters. After it i really enjoyed the story.
The concept of waywards was something new to me – and i enjoyed it (added some drama in the story).
The courts of faes – also how their hierarchy look like descriptions, made my fantasy working and imagining everything.
Esmeralda (Esme) was a women who try to find her place in the world and in the city, get to know her heritage from her mother and father. She is determined to do everything on her own, but during book she change herself and allow other people to help her.
Thayne – king – is a man who has a dilemma what should be first: his court or Esme. To see how he deal with it you have t read it 🙂
This is a book for fae and witches fan, determined women lovers.