Sunday, July 17, 2011

shadowfever by karen marie moning

Evil is a completely different creature, Mac. Evil is bad that believes it’s good.” — MacKayla Lane was just a child when she and her sister, Alina were given up for adoption and banished from Ireland forever. — Twenty years later, Alina is dead and Mac has returned to the country that expelled them to hunt her sister’s murderer. But after discovering that she descends from a bloodline both gifted and cursed, Mac is plunged into a secret history: an ancient conflict between humans and immortals that have lived concealed among us for thousands of years.What follows is a shocking chain of events with devastating consequences, and now Mac struggles to cope with grief, while continuing her mission to acquire and control the Sinsar Dubh -- a book of dark, forbidden magic scribed by the mythical Unseelie King that contains the power to create and destroy worlds.In an epic battle between humans and Fae, the hunter becomes the hunted when the Sinsar Dubh turns on Mac, and begins mowing a deadly path through those she loves.Who can she turn to? Who can she trust? Who is the woman that haunts her dreams? More importantly, who is Mac and what is the destiny she glimpses in the black and crimson designs of an ancient tarot card?From the luxury of the Lord Master’s penthouse, to the sordid depths of an Unseelie nightclub, from the erotic bed of her lover, to the terrifying bed of the Unseelie King, Mac’s journey will force her to face the truth of her exile, and make a choice that will either save the world … or destroy it

Review: This book had an amazing conclusion. After reading them all so close together i was trying to fathom how this book could possibly end and all the questions answered. Though not all the questions were answered some of the important ones were and now there is buzz that there will be another book after this one. I personally never liked Rowena this leader of the sidhe-seers and was glad that she died. I wish she would have been tortured more after what she did to Alina and mac and Dani as well. Mac learns how her sister actually died and who is responsible. although Dani led her sister into the slaughter she did not actually kill her. Rowena coerced her against her will into doing it. For that alone Rowena should have been terminated. Who has the right to chose who lives and dies.Rowena may have the knowledge but it this day and age she was the weakest link and held all the sidhe-seers back from achieving true greatness.  Alina may have been involved with a fallen fae but their love was true and she was not hurting anyone by being with him. 
Barrons shows how he feels for Mac and everyone learns what V'lane truly is. That was a shocker for me , i never expected for a moment that  cruce would have killed the real v'lane and been impersonating him all these years. He had befriended Mac but she was just a means to an end. when she learned that he was the fourth fae that raped her she was truly appalled and all he had to say was that everyone was was already doing it so why not one more. He gave her a serum that prolonged her life because what the other fae had been doing to her would have killed her if he did not help her. 
Mac was not Alina's true sister as everyone had thought but a extension of the book and it's power. 
Barrons reveals what he truly wants with the book and how it will end both his and his sons  suffering as unlike him he is mostly beast after things he had endured early on. He wants nothing more than to give the child peace and only a spell from the book can do that. We learn that barrons may die but he always comes back so not to worry. This book was wonderful. there was just so much i dont want to give any spoilers but for those who have not read it , it is a definite must read.