Barbara Yager, one of the world's Baba Yagas, has found her
true love. The only problem is she must get permission to
marry Liam from the Otherworld Queen, so Liam can live as
long as Barbara. Upon asking the Queen permission, she
Barbara and Liam three impossible tasks they must complete
in two weeks, and if they don't, Barbara must choose to let
Liam go or watch him grow old and die long before her.
Deborah Blake's WICKEDLY EVER AFTER is an exciting novella
combining romance and magic. Previous readers of Blake's
Baba Yaga series will enjoy WICKEDLY EVER AFTER as
continues the story of Barbara and Liam from the first book
in the series WICKEDLY DANGEROUS. I recommend at least
reading the first book in the series, if not the first two,
before reading WICKEDLY EVER AFTER, because Blake very
briefly covers events from the first and second books, and
it is important to know Barbara and Liam's story to
understand this one.
Liam and Barbara are still wonderful characters readers
enjoy. Barbara is tough and a little rough around the
but her compassion and strength will endear her to readers.
Liam is the more practical of the two, and though
his determination to stay with Barbara is commendable.
love only enhances the best qualities of these two
characters. The Otherworld is a large part of WICKEDLY EVER
AFTER'S setting, and readers will get a more in depth
glimpse into the personalities of the Queen and King and
fantastical surroundings of this magical world than they
in the first two books. Readers will find the king likable
right away, and though the queen may seem abrasive, readers
may be surprised of their final impression of her in
WICKEDLY EVER AFTER. The humor of Chudo-Yudo is as
charming as ever, and brings laughter to the story. I
enjoyed being able to wonder about the three impossible
tasks Liam and Barbara must complete along with the
characters. This made the discovery of the items, and the
resolution much more satisfying. WICKEDLY EVER AFTER is
a short, sweet, and simple novella that continues the story
of two great characters in a magical world readers won't
want to leave.
Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga
is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen
few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders
of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one…
Having triumphed over a powerful enemy and ended up with
both a wonderful guy—Sheriff Liam McClellan—and an adorable
adopted daughter to raise as a Baba Yaga, Barbara Yager is
ready to welcome her happily ever after.
But first she must bring Liam to the Otherworld and get the
Queen’s permission to marry him. The Queen, however, is not
so easily persuaded. She gives them three impossible tasks
to complete in two weeks’ time—and if they fail Barbara will
have to watch Liam slowly age and die like all humans, and
kiss her happily ever after good-bye forever.