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Saturday, July 3, 2010

96) Night Myst by Yasmine Galenorn

A long time ago, vampires tried to turn the Dark Fae so they could harness their magic. Their attempts backfired and all they succeeded in doing was to create a demonic enemy, an enemy more powerful than they could imagine. Now Myst, the Fae Queen of the Indigo Court, has gained enough power to begin the prophesied supernatural war. She has been collecting power from many of the inhabitants of New Forest and even if the police seem oblivious to the fact, others have noticed.

Cicely Waters is a witch who can control the wind and may be the only person who can stop Myst. It has been years since she has set foot in New Forest but after learning that her family is in danger she knows she has to return. Seeing Grieve again is something she was looking forward to but was also scared about. So when he appears and Cicely realises he has been enslaved by Myst's court she knows that not only does she need to save her family but she also has to save her lover.

I have been a fan of Yasmine Galenorn's now for quite a few years and when this book arrived the other day I couldn't wait to start it. Of course it didn't take long for me pick it up despite all the the other unread books that should have gotten read first. After all Yasmine's books call strongly to the reader before even the first word has been read.

New rules, new enemies, new magic and new powers are the main elements you can expect from the start of this series. The pace of the book is fast, furious and filled with power. The plot is full of twists, turns and surprises. This book has the usual passion and emotion that I associate with Yasmine's books and once again the author has come up with a fantastic magical world worth reading about.

Somewhat dramatic at times it is of course, as with any new series, a little difficult at first to keep up with everything. The who is who and what is what is a bit overwhelming at the beginning and if you blink you may just miss something important. However after a time it all starts falling into place and I found myself just enjoying the flow of the story and getting to know all the new and unusual characters.

I will admit that while this new book has left me thirsty for more, I am still a big fan of the Otherworld series and Night Myst hasn't taken away the crown from the Sisters. Only time will tell what the Indigo Court series will bring but rest assured I will be there when it comes. Paranormal Urban Fantasy has a good friend in Yasmine Galenorn and she rewards the genre each time.

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