Requiem for a Dream
By: S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart
Publish Date: July 13, 2014
Publisher: Ravynheart Publishing
Format: ebook, 116 pgs
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: 2nd of season 3 Bastion of Magic series; 1st book ~ Sound and Fury
continuation of Rise of the Unseelie, Champion of the Sidhe, and Touch series, along with Into Magic trilogy.
The third and final butt-kicking season of The Sidhe continues with Requiem for a Dream.
The battle for the realm is coming.
With Donovan missing and the Unseelie scattered, the Seelie prepare for the ultimate battle of magic that may shattered the fragile new fey realm.
"War? With the Unseelie?" London, his druidess, questioned him with the high pitch hock coloring her voice.
***I beta read this story for the author.
My Thoughts and Summary:
Lugh has declared war against the Unseelie and has plans for who he thinks should be at the heart f the New Realm, and it's not Donovan. Others are learning of the New Realm and trouble is finding it's way here. A Changeling is here, killing and marking territory.
We start eleven minutes after New Realm's creation with London and Lugh, and follow through with others as well in this story. We get POV's from Lugh, Trip, Kieran, London, Malcolm, Deacon, and Donovan. Yes, if you are following the story you'll be surprised to see Donovan in that list. But you'll be thrilled. It's a small part, but he's here - still. It may seem like a lot of head jumping, but it's not. We've read all these characters before in separate stories, now they are all in one with the troubles that are stirring in paradise.
Lugh is making promises to Manannan and to Rhiannon. Lugh seems to have a plan all of his own. Trip is learning the language of the sluagh from an experienced dark elf. Cormac is also trying to talk her into giving in to her dark side and become the darkness, yet she's worried she'll become lost to it. Manannan has set Lugh with a new mission - to close all the portals from other magic worlds. I still do NOT trust Manannan and I struggle with Lugh trusting his king after all he's learned. But Manannan had done something to Lugh some time ago, yet there is a small hope in me that Lugh knows and has his own plans up his sleeves - especially after the end of this story. Oh Malcolm... He's got issues. Serious issues. Malcolm's actions are drawing attention from the fey and sidhe more exactly.
This story is longer than the others before it. In part it's that we get several views of the world as all are in different places and learning important things that, unknowingly, fit together for us to figure out what is happening. The thing I like seeing is their paths crossing by minutes of each other.
We learn something new in this book, the portals. They might have been mentioned in previous books but not as detailed as they are now.
Oh how the past creeps up on us all. And it does here too. But the past is referred to in a way that you are refreshed to what happened.
I'm curious to see what comes of Manannan's plans and Lugh's too.