Vaun Dray Fen has only two things that matter to his world. They are
the Queen and the dust. The dust is an addictive drug that the Queen
has complete monopoly over. Vaun is the youngest son of the Queen.
He spends his time at countless parties making sure he is seen. His
days seem to blend together. When you see Vaun you know that his
valet, Grayc Illyan, is close behind him to make sure Vaun knows where
to be and what is expected of him. One day, the daughter of one of the
most powerful Houses that make up the Queen's land goes missing.
Soon after that, bad dust starts to turn up everywhere making for lots
of drama and gossip. At this point, Vaun starts to realize that he has
not been paying much attention to the women in his life. What has he
missed and what can he do now? Is it too late or will his actions still
make a difference?
VANTIY IN DUST started out a little
on the slow side for me. Even though it was a slow-paced read, I could
not put it down. I was too curious to find what was going to happen
next and how this book would end. Cheryl Low creates a very
mysterious and beautiful world that is full of intrigue, with detailed
attention paid to the littlest of things. The characters are secretive and
shadowy, making you question their actions. The backstories are well
thought out and add to the depth to the story. The ending caught me
off guard! I am looking forward to reading more from this author and
this book series.
In the Realm there are whispers. Whispers that the city used
to be a different place. That before the Queen ruled there
was a sky beyond the clouds and a world beyond their streets.
Vaun Dray Fen never knew that world. Born a prince without a
purpose in a Realm ruled by lavish indulgence, unrelenting
greed, and vicious hierarchy, he never knew a time before
the Queenâ€™s dust drugged the city. Everything is poisoned to
distract and dull the senses, even the tea and pastries. And
yet, after more than a century, his own magic is beginning
to wake. The beautiful veneer of the Realm is cracking.
Those who would defy the Queen turn their eyes to Vaun, and
the dust saturating the Realm.
From the carnivorous pixies in the shadows to the wolves in
the streets, Vaun thought he knew all the dangers of his
city. But when whispers of treason bring down the fury of
the Queen, he'll have to race to save the lives and souls of
those he loves.