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Fragile Eternity

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Fragile Eternity

A few months have passed since the events of INK EXCHANGE, and there have been many changes in Huntsdale. The three faery courts have enthroned new rulers. The Summer Court is experiencing a rebirth since Aislinn became the immortal Summer Queen, co-ruling with Keenan the Summer King. The Earth is enjoying a welcomed respite after years of suffering from the unrelenting winter, and mortals and Summer fey alike are thriving. However, despite the celebratory mood, not all is well.

Aislinn seeks to find a balance between her once mortal life and her unending future. Her relationship with Seth is strong, but she worries about the life she’ll have without the people she loves and cares about. And her platonic partnership with Keenan, already difficult, has become more awkward as the summer approaches.

As Aislinn navigates the unstable Faerie politics, Seth is navigating his own path in the world of faeries. As the love of the Summer Queen, a brother-figure to the Dark King, and a friend of the Winter Queen --- who also gave him the Sight --- Seth’s position in the Courts is unique even compared to other faeries. Unfortunately as a mortal, Seth is vulnerable and knows that he won’t be able to stay with Ash forever. However, that disheartening issue won’t stop him from being a part of Ash’s world, even if that means standing up to the Faery King who his true love is fated to be with.

Meanwhile, the Winter and Dark Courts are dealing with their own issues. Donia is at a crossroads in her stormy affair with Keenan. Niall is adjusting well to his rule as the Dark King, but his anger towards the Summer Court --- both in regard to his past with Keenan and to the horrific situation with Leslie --- is at odds with his friendship with Seth. At the same time, the raven-faery Bananach, the epitome of War, is stirring up major trouble that involves all of the Courts including the High Court, where Sorcha the Unchanging Queen --- considered the epitome of Reason --- has created a dangerous plan of her own.

Old grudges and new hurts threaten to destroy the delicate balance. Will Aislinn be able to live a peaceful eternity, or will her worst fears come true?

With shifting alliances, family issues and a rather disturbing series of events, FRAGILE ETERNITY offers plenty for fans of this mesmerizing series to talk about. All I have to ask is, when is Melissa Marr’s next book going to be published?

Reviewed by Sarah Sawtelle on April 21, 2009

Fragile Eternity
by Melissa Marr

  • Publication Date: March 23, 2010
  • Genres: Fantasy, Romance
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN-10: 0061214736
  • ISBN-13: 9780061214738