Although I’m all for fairy tales, this book was not at all what I expected, which is perhaps why I couldn’t put it down.
Song of the Fairy Queen by Valerie Douglas is an epic tale of good versus evil, hope against despair, and love. The kind of self-sacrificing love that makes your heart weep.
The story begins with King Oryan in dire need of help as his castle is raided by his hateful half brother. His beloved wife Gwenifer goes on the defense, giving Oryan time to take their son and flee. Oryan, along with his High Marshal Morgan and a few of Morgan’s Marshals at his back, is desperate to save his son as the invaders swarm the castle. The only place left to go is up and that is where Kyriay, Queen of the Fairy, makes her appearance.
Morgan is instantly spellbound by the lovely Kyri and from there begins the story of their love.
While the storyline focuses on these two, there are plenty of other interesting characters along with fast-moving action.
Although this book is long (502 pages according to the Amazon profile), it reads quickly because you keep turning pages to find out what happens next.
The story evoked a whole range of emotion from laughter and indignation to tears.
If you’re looking for a well-written book with a little fairy tale twist, check this one out.
I will say that, due to a few steamy scenes, I would give it a PG-13 rating.