Thursday, August 26, 2010
Review: Night Myst by Yasmine Galenorn
Night Myst is the first book in the Indigo Court series by Yasmine Galenorn and a Paranormal Romance from Jove.
Eons ago, vampires tried to turn the dark Fae in order to harness their magic, only to create a demonic enemy more powerful than they could have imagined. Having quietly amassed their strength for centuries, the Vampiric Fae are determined to enslave the world. Now Myst, Queen of the Indigo Court, is rising again - and a long-prophesied war is about to begin...
Cicely Waters, a witch who can control the wind, has returned home to New Forest, Washington, after learning that her family is in danger. The Indigo Court holds the city in fear. People are vanishing, and strange deaths plague the town. And when she is swept into an unexpected and passionate reunion with Grieve, the Fae prince who taught her how to harness the wind, Cicely finds herself with a fierce and territorial lover.
But Grieve has become enslaved by Myst's court, and now, caught between two evils, the lovers must survive the machinations of the Vampiric Fae queen, even as Cicely untangles the hidden secrets to her own heritage.
Night Myst was an enjoyable read.
Cicely Waters has lived the life of a nomad since she was very young. Moving from place to place with her mother - she never stayed in one place long enough to put down roots.
But now Cicely can return to the only place she ever called home - New Forest. But when Cicely speaks to her aunt - she finds that returning home may be more of a necessity than the happy homecoming Cicely envisioned.
People in New Forest are going missing - some are have even been found murdered - and the police aren't doing anything about it.
Cicely is determined to do what she can to help - even if it means working with the vampires - the very beings that she distrusts the most.
What Cicely didn't bargain for was becoming a pawn in a three sided war - a war that has been a long time coming - and one that Cicely has no idea who will emerge the victor.
I have read and enjoyed the Otherworld series by Ms. Galenorn since coming across the first book quite by accident. When I found out about this new series I was sure it would become an instant favorite. And I was right.
Night Myst is a very unique read. I enjoyed the world building and the characters that populate that world. I am looking forward to finding out more about Cicely and the Indigo Court.
I give Night Myst 4 out of 5 stars.