When the veil between the human world and Faerie tears
open, the worlds collide with disastrous results for both
sides. Eventually the humans manage to banish the
Otherworlders underground where they split into two
factions; light and dark.
It is in the Darkworld that Ayla, a half-faery assassin,
meets and soon bests Malachi, a fallen angel. His
immortality stripped from him, Malachi stalks Ayla with
revenge first-and-foremost on his mind. He blames her for
his fall, his new mortality and his expulsion from the
angelic ranks. In his fevered mind, every bad thing that's
happened to him can and will be laid directly on her
When the two finally face off, they bond in a way neither
one expects. Ayla's first duty is to her Queene and a
relationship of any kind with a Darkling is strictly
forbidden. Consumed by thoughts of Ayla, Malachi follows
her into the Lightworld, which he will, almost certainly,
not survive. With salvation again within reach, Malachi
first must face the political intrigue and many deceptions
of the Faery Court, where he finds himself in the middle of
a war that should have nothing to do with him. But he finds
it impossible to turn away and leave Ayla to face her fate
Armintrout has her own distinct voice. Her characters are
multi-layered and far from perfect. For supernaturals they
are surprisingly human with all our failings and foibles.
She takes the fae and makes them her own, much like she did
with vampires in her previous series. With so many
paranormal romances on the market, it's hard to stand out.
Armintrout does a beautiful job; her story is fresh, her
world detailed, her characters memorable. Two more books
will soon follow QUEENE OF LIGHT -- I can't wait to see how
it all turns out.
An unimagined destiny an undeniable passion.In a time not
long from now, the veil between fantasy and reality is
ripped asunder creatures of myth and fairytale spill into
the mortal world. Enchanted yet horrified, humans force the
magical beings Underground, to colonize the sewers and
abandoned subway tunnels beneath their glittering cities.
But even magic folk cannot dwell in harmony and soon two
Worlds emerge: the Lightworld, home to faeries, dragons and
dwarves; and the Darkworld, where vampires, werewolves,
angels and demons lurk.Now, in the dank and shadowy place
between Lightworld and Darkworld, a transformation is about
to begin....Ayla, a half-faery, half-human assassin is
stalked by Malachi, a Death Angel tasked with harvesting
mortal souls. They clash. Immortality evaporates, forging a
bond neither may survive. And in the face of unbridled
ambitions and untested loyalties, an ominous prophecy is
revealed that will shake the Worlds.