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(Institute of The Storm Fae – Book 1)
by C.N. Crawford & Katernina Martines
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down and Dirty
This book is fantastic till about the last 20%, yet still serves as a decent introduction to two authors works.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
In the hallowed Storm Fae Academy, everyone has a secret.
It sucks to be a supernatural fugitive, but as a fae witch, what can you do? Get on with things. Ignore the elite fae assassins who rule the city. Try not to freak out when one of them surprises you mid-shower. Usual stuff.
But when the assassins capture my best friend, I’ll do anything to stop her execution. Including joining their academy. Now, while I secretly plot to break Wren out, I am forced compete in a lethal set of trials. Failure means that a monstrous headsman kills us both.
Turns out I have to train with a dragon-blood fae. He’s powerful, scary, and lethally attractive. And, like me, he’s harboring dark secrets.
Worst thing about him? He’s the monstrous headsman himself.
This book is from the Demons of Fire and Night world, with characters who appear in Court of Shadows.
Thoughts on Queen of Storms
I really liked this book – up to the final chapter. It was well written and flowed well, creating a complex magical world the authors dared us to understand. The FMC was amazing, paired with a dragon blood you can’t help but love, even as you kinda hate him.
Yet when all was said and done… the final chapter threw me for a loop. I won’t spoil it, but let’s just say I was expecting a bit more resistance or at least lead up descriptions! It was just rather abrupt.
First Person, Multiple POV
- World building.
- FMC is great.
- Mythology intertwined with religion
- Character trait diversions in final chapter.
- Some editing issues.
- Rushed in places
Despite the rather abrupt ending and out of context character traits in the last portion, this is still a decent read featuring characters you’ll see again in Court of Shadows. I would recommend it to all those avid readers who NEED completion in their series reads.
Published April 25th, 2019
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