The room was a featureless eight-by-eight, the monotony relieved by a single chair and the door pad softly glowing in the recessed overhead lights.
This is one of the books I have been looking forward to the release of. And I was lucky enough that the audiobook came out at the same time as the paper book (yeah) so I could continue to listen the series rather than reading it.
I think this is one of the best urban fantasy series out there! Rachel Morgan the protagonist is such a wonderful character. She is so well-rounded. She got tons of flaws and makes mistakes but that just makes her human. She is not one of the flat “strong female characters” that sadly takes up too much of the genre.
As I have explained earlier why I like stories of the fay, but to restate it: The fay stories I like are the stories where the fae are not just beautiful glittering laughing creature – they are that but they are also seducers of the worst kind. The kind that will lead you into your own death and you will go with a big smile on your face. And you will go willingly. I like the stories of the fay court, of fay interacting with the real world. I like stories both of mundane people dealing with the fay and stories told by changelings and fay. Stories of the fay are quite often also stories about sex so there are quite a few of the stories here that have elements of erotica in them as well as non-vanilla sex.
Earlier in the week I listened to Galactic Suburbia episode 30 & read Tansy Rayner Roberts’ post “25 Urban Fantasies! (or: The Angry Trousers Treatise)“. This inspired me to make my own list. I didn’t quite agree with Tansy on what urban fantasy list so I made my own post discussing it. My list has a lot of Angry Trousers, but there are also a lot of books that break that trope on the list or don’t even come near it. I like angry trousers protagonists but I also like all kinds of other protagonists. Most of my list is fairly new books with only a few books written before 1990 on there, because I mostly read things available in ebook format. And I didn’t read before 1990, so unless someone recommend something older to me, I have not read it.