Uitgever/Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing Op/On 16 February 2021
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult
Nesta Archeron has always been prickly-proud, swift to anger, and slow to forgive. And ever since being forced into the Cauldron and becoming High Fae against her will, she's struggled to find a place for herself within the strange, deadly world she inhabits. Worse, she can't seem to move past the horrors of the war with Hybern and all she lost in it.
The one person who ignites her temper more than any other is Cassian, the battle-scarred warrior whose position in Rhysand and Feyre's Night Court keeps him constantly in Nesta's orbit. But her temper isn't the only thing Cassian ignites. The fire between them is undeniable, and only burns hotter as they are forced into close quarters with each other.
Meanwhile, the treacherous human queens who returned to the Continent during the last war have forged a dangerous new alliance, threatening the fragile peace that has settled over the realms. And the key to halting them might very well rely on Cassian and Nesta facing their haunting pasts.
Against the sweeping backdrop of a world seared by war and plagued with uncertainty, Nesta and Cassian battle monsters from within and without as they search for acceptance-and healing-in each other's arms.
Warning: this book contains sex, drugs/alcohol or violence
I couldn’t wait to read this book. It took a while because of a couple arcs, but I finally got to it. This is what I thought about it.
Nesta is widely hated. And God, I couldn’t wait for her story. Most would describe it as the villain’s story, I think Nesta is misunderstood.
This story gave me everything I wanted. More sexy times, which I think really suits Cass and Ness. Their entire relationship in the previous books was based on something of lust. An attraction and repulsion, so Sarah’s announcement that this would be more NA was appropriate and I could only applaud.
And boy, she didn’t disappoint. In my opinion she dosed it perfectly on the number of pages of woe boy, she’s thick. Very thick.
Feyre worries about her sister and Rhys decides to be the bad guy in her eyes and ‘sentences’ her to do library duty and Illyrian training with Cass. This turns out to be really helpful for her. She finds friends where she can lose her egg and slowly but surely Nesta is increasingly able to give her feelings a place.
I don’t want to reveal much about her journey with Cassian. I thought it was very nicely done and Cass and Ness have a special place in my heart. I’m glad this book has come and I’m glad Nesta was able to show who she is and what her feelings are.0