An excellent urban fantasy. I haven't read any Estep for over five years. I enjoyed her first books and was one of her early reviewers although I am sure she has no recollection of that. She has become quite successful and exceeded any need to directly address small time bloggers such as myself. I was privileged enough to be offered this book at no charge for an honest review.
Superficially this is just another action adventure in the urban fantasy genre. There is plenty of action and adventure but the underlying loyalty and honor are what make Jennifer Estep’s books stand out. Her characters aren’t two dimensional. She provides depth and background. The emotions and character of the cast are what made this book appeal to me. This story involves her adopted sibling, Finn and his reunion with his mother.
Gin Blanco is darker than ever. She expresses glee over the demise of a foe. She was a bit over the top in her enthusiasm for mayhem for my taste. Too much revel for pain and too little regret for consequences. But it is fantasy so....
The story loses a bit as there is no back filling for how the Spider ended Mab and ends up the head of the underworld element in Ashland. Otherwise a good story, packed with action, magic and familial experiences.
I highly recommend this book!
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