Revik is back to Eloria as it burns, but un-phased about the damage, when it burns out Eloria will survive. It's been four years and he's back for Sevy, Yy'voury - his wife - has sent him on a mission and he wants Sevy to come along. Sevy has been staying with the Destan's in Devenbourn, the home of her now deceased nine years ago love Jarro's family. Sevy feels she's over stayed her welcome to help with Mrs. Destan now that Lon and Trena are back with their little one. Sevy gladly jumps at the adventure Revik hardly gets to tell her about, so off they go by sea they head to the islands of Belakarta looking for Revik's youngest daughter. What Sevy finds before they even dock at the island as their ship is attacked, killer fairies. Sevy will find herself separated from the one true friend she thought she had in the world. She will have to try and fight a magic she doesn't know or see to free herself from being enslaved to a magically powerful man who's always in her mind.
The book starts off strong with the old Revik in full action, fighting in his old way and enjoying every minute of it. As did I. I love Revik taking charge and laughing, enjoying the fight. Sevy is off a little bit. She doesn't have anywhere she really 'fits-in'. Sevy is a unique person and not many like her, but most of all they don't understand her. We meet Yy'voura, Revik's youngest daughter and she's...an interesting one. Sort of naive for her age yet innocent in the dark elf way around the world of looking for good everywhere. Seeing Yy'voura it's hard to see the reputation the dark elves have from humans. Then we have...killer fairies!
This island Revik visits to find his daughter is having troubles of their own...fairies. And even the mischievous kind too. Revik and Sevy get sucked in to the mess as well, literally. So much is worked in with the fey here! We see different fey and touch on their abilities along with see the mess fey magic can create. I really enjoyed the exotic island blend of fey and fantasy. Now I'm curious we will spot more fey in the world as they seem to have been attracted to this island, with due reason. We even learn of a connection to the dark elves as well.
We see Sevy with her 'niece' Sevy Gee (as they call her). Sevy Gee is very special and knows things from her imaginary friend. Ooo, this girl is good. I think I know who could be her imaginary friend, but I'm not saying. And she is just an adorable little one. I do look forward to seeing her more.
I really enjoyed this story. Loved the blend here. I even got the feel for a Midsummer Night's Dream twist in the setting here with the "love" and fey. I did feel toward the middle the story started to feel drawn out with Sevy and the fey and was ready for the story to move on, shortly after it did and the story took a big turn with the old Sevy I love.