A Sliver of Shadow by Allison Pang
Just when her new life as a TouchStone — a mortal bound to help OtherFolk cross between Faery and human worlds — seems to be settling down, Abby Sinclair is left in charge when the Protectorate, Moira, leaves for the Faery Court. And when the Protectorate’s away…let’s just say things spiral out of control when a spell on Abby backfires and the Faery Queen declares the Doors between their worlds officially closed.
The results are disastrous for both sides: OtherFolk trapped in the mortal world are beginning to fade, while Faerie is on the brink of war with the daemons of Hell. Along with her brooding elven prince Talivar and sexy incubus Brystion, Abby ventures to the CrossRoads in an attempt to override the Queen’s magic. But nothing in this beautiful, dangerous realm will compare to the discoveries she’s making about her past, her destiny, and what she will sacrifice for those she loves.
What a fun read. I fell in love with Abby Sinclair pretty easy in 'A Brush of Darkness' and with this book she's only gotten better.
I take to some Urban Fantasy heroines easier than others. It doesn't mean I'm more alike one rather than another, but I have some connection to them that helps me route them on. I feel that way with Abby. She gets a rough go from her enemies as well as her friends. So much is always expected of her, that it's a surprise she hasn't yet cracked.
As always, I love Phin. The sex crazed, panty snuggler unicorn is a hoot. Something big happens between their relationship which is a turning point for a good part in this book, but I won't give away anything.
Talivar is a favorite of mine since book one. I think I always love the underdog most. Don't get me wrong, I really like Brystion, but this book goes to Talivar. Although, the last bit had me torn. (Minor spoiler below- Highlight to read!)
What's with the threesome talk? Did anyone else think it's too good to be true? *laughs* I'm not sure what to think of that just yet, but it opens something interesting... that's for sure.
Oh, and who else wants to see a series of Abby's friend Melanie and the Demon Nobu?? I'd love a spin off series or book at least for them. :)
Anyways, that being said, I really enjoyed this story line. It picks up eight months after the events of 'A Brush of Darkness' and Abby is nowhere near being comfortable and back to her old life.
She's the baby sitter to a half fae/half angel baby boy, torn between two men, missing her Touchstone(again) and in the middle of the burden of having to reopen the doors between the worlds..Thanks to the crazed Queen. Her life turns upside down when secrets are revealed. She doesn't seem to catch a break.
Over all, this series is a new hit, that I feel will just keep getting better. I highly recommend all Urban Fantasy lovers to check this out.
Check out my review of 'A Brush of Darkness' here.
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