|This is the third book in the A Fairy Novel series. Yes, I've read them all. I recommend reading them in order so you can learn about this world from the beginning.
This story begins with Keyn having his regular nightmare and re-living some truly horrible things from his childhood. He's a fairy, also a warrior. Oh yeah, he also hates humans because of what a few of them did to him back then. He wakes up screaming, sweating and crying so the first thing he does when he gets hold of himself is fly off to see his mate. His human mate. So instead of trying to meet her or anything normal like that, he kind of stalks her. The mate turns out to be Trillian. She's in Ireland with her older brother Cameron, who had been a US Marine until his illness. No one had a clue what was wrong with him. This includes his doctors, the hospitals he goes to for testing...and all the fun stuff. What the worst (or best?) part of all this is Trillian would do anything to save her brother. While he's off at a hospital getting tests, she and her little home are attacked by trolls. Yes, I did say trolls. Because of the attack, Keyn flies her off to the Fairy palace, for protection. Really.
So, hopefully you all have at least read Fairy Flavor, the first book of this series. That is where we first meet King Carrick and his human mate Queen Brook. We also meet all the rest of the small band of fairies too. So our girl, Trillian, regardless of the fact all the men have wings does not believe in fairies and trolls and all the other paranormal, fictional stuff in children's fairy tales. She does not believe her angry looking stalker is her mate. These two are quite a pair. She manages to leave the kingdom to get home to call about her brother. The hospital's response fills her with great panic and she speeds off to pick him up. He's on the brink of death. Sigh. Again, nobody has a clue why. She gets him into her house and is interrupted by her angry stalker. Keyn is trying to get her to return to the palace and she refuses to leave her brother. So he gets permission, and fairy warrior Thame, to bring both siblings back.
So, in the big scheme of things we (Trillian and us) know despite his terrible baggage, Keyn is not a bad fairy. Because they are working to begin Cameron's healing, she's willing to attempt a relationship with her damaged fairy. The trolls are attacking since they want the fairy's land. So, the fairy warriors head to battle and the women either cower or fight. The human women all fight. So, after battles, healing, stress and tears, Keyn manages to tell Trillian the whole story of what happened to him. More tears, mine and theirs. She realized during the last battle she loved him. She wants to be with him, if he'll let her. My biggest question is this, what happened to Cameron? Ms. Keraleigh has given us an intense story! Just because they are fairies, don't think they are the stereotypical, tiny kind. They aren't, and that makes her stories pretty awesome. She gives us fantastic tales with at the least romantic if not just plain smexy time. I already have Ménage a Fairy, the fourth book in this series!
Reviewer: Teresa T.