Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Rating: 5 out of 5 Sinsar Dubh's

MacKayla Lane was just a child when she and her sister, Alina, were given up for adoption and banished from Ireland forever.

Twenty years later, Alina is dead and Mac has returned to the country that expelled them to hunt her sister’s murderer. But after discovering that she descends from a bloodline both gifted and cursed, Mac is plunged into a secret history: an ancient conflict between humans and immortals who have lived concealed among us for thousands of years.

What follows is a shocking chain of events with devastating consequences, and now Mac struggles to cope with grief while continuing her mission to acquire and control the Sinsar Dubh—a book of dark, forbidden magic scribed by the mythical Unseelie King, containing the power to create and destroy worlds.

In an epic battle between humans and Fae, the hunter becomes the hunted when the Sinsar Dubh turns on Mac and begins mowing a deadly path through those she loves.
Who can she turn to? Who can she trust? Who is the woman haunting her dreams? More important, who is Mac herself and what is the destiny she glimpses in the black and crimson designs of an ancient tarot card?

From the luxury of the Lord Master’s penthouse to the sordid depths of an Unseelie nightclub, from the erotic bed of her lover to the terrifying bed of the Unseelie King, Mac’s journey will force her to face the truth of her exile, and to make a choice that will either save the world . . . or destroy it. (courtesy of

This accidental find proved to be a treasure trove of adventure. At first I thought it was just fluff, but there are so many good little gems in this series. One of my favorite quotes comes when Jericho Barrons is describing the true nature of love. Here is a part of it:

"Love's a bloody river with level-five rapids. Only a catastrophic act of nature or a dam has any chance of stopping it--and then usually only succeeds in diverting it. Both measures are extreme and change the terrain so much you end up wondering why you bothered. No landmarks gauge your position when it's done. Only way to survive is to devise new ways to map out life."

Such wise words I never thought I would find in a fluff series.

This final installment in the Fever series has it all: action, sex, romance, mystery, fantasy, humor, and a dash of the supernatural.

Moning picks up right at the place the prior book ended. If you recall, I was so mad about the ending of the last book because of the cliffhanger. Well, Shadowfever finds us hanging on the cliff waiting to find out where Moning would take us next. Turns out she takes us through several dimensions and even to an icy and eternal hellish prison set aside for the dark Fae.

One of the best parts of this book is that all the questions I had are finally answered. Just when you think you know what the answer is going to be, Moning throws a wrench in the whole thing and poses even more questions. What results is a wild ride.

I've become a fast fan of Karen Marie Moning and I look forward to other adventures she will write. I have rated this book a 5 out of 5 Sinsar Dubhs.

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