Saturday, June 29, 2013

Review: Song of the Fairy Queen by Valerie Douglas

Title: Song of the Fairy Queen
Author: Valerie Douglas
Source: Self Purchased
Genre: Paranormal Romance / High Fantasy
Length: Novel
Release Date: June 20, 2009
Reviewer: Jasmyn

Song of the Fairy Queen in a classic fantasy for people who still like classic fantasy.

It's said of Fairy that if you are in dire need and call the name of one, they will come.  King Oryan, with his castle under siege and his in his arms, could not be in any more dire need.  With only High Marshall Morgan and a handful of Morgan's men at his back, there is only one place left to run, up, and only one ally who can save them.

Kyriay, Queen of the Fairy.

In many ways Song of the Fairy Queen was a refreshing jump back into the realm of wizards, knights, and magical creatures.  Some good, some bad, duking it out for the future of the world.  With many of the elements of high fantasy included, the story read a little bit like an Arthurian legend.  The romance comes from an unexpected angle between High Marshall Morgan and the Queen of Fairy.  The story follows them as they try to defeat the bad guys, protect the good guys, and still find time for themselves.

Kyriay is an amazing character with a quirky personality and a fierce protectiveness for all that she loves.  Morgan is fighting for the survival of his rightful king and heir to the throne, as well as trying to help Kyriay protect her people as well.  The story involves a ton of twists and turns, it seemed like it way maybe one too many for my taste, many times jumping along and ahead with no transitioning to help me adjust to the new setting/time.  The ending makes up for it ten-fold with a truly epic conclusion.  I would have liked to see more of some of the secondary characters and their relationships along the way though.

1 comment:

  1. It does sound almost like an Arthurian type of book. It's too bad that it jumped around so much in the middle. I still may read this though. Great review!


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