17 Jan 2011
Darkest Mercy review
Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr
What's it about?
The Summer King is missing; the Dark Court is bleeding; and a stranger walks the streets of Huntsdale, his presence signifying the deaths of powerful fey.
Aislinn tends to the Summer Court, searching for her absent king and yearning for Seth. Torn between his new queen and his old love, Keenan works from afar to strengthen his court against the coming war. Donia longs for fiery passion even as she coolly readies the Winter Court for battle. And Seth, sworn brother of the Dark King and heir to the High Queen, is about to make a mistake that could cost his life.
Love, despair, and betrayal ignite the Faery Courts, and in the final conflict, some will win . . . and some will lose everything.
It's always bitter sweet to see a great series end, and always interesting to see just how that series will end and if it's how you expected. I think Melissa Marr has done a terrific job with the last book in the series, I felt everything ended wonderfully with some things I certainly didn't see coming and an Epilogue that was almost poetic to the story. After reading the first four books, each centered around different characters in the series, it was great to see (almost) all of them come together for the final installment, expecially Niall, who I've been in love with since Ink Exchange! Although I was left with a couple of small questions I felt everything wrapped up nicely. And just like the other books this was as beautifully written as the cover art.
To see more of Melissa Marr visit her website: http://www.melissa-marr.com/
Darkest Mercy releases in the UK on 3rd March Preorder it here