Darkest Mercy (Wicked Lovely Series #5)

Darkest Mercy (Wicked Lovely Series #5)

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by Melissa Marr
     
 

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The Summer King is missing; the Dark Court is bleeding; and a stranger walks the streets of Huntsdale, his presence signifying the deaths of powerful fey.

Aislinn tends to the Summer Court, searching for her absent king and yearning for Seth. Torn between his new queen and his old love, Keenan works from afar to strengthen his court against the coming war.

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The Summer King is missing; the Dark Court is bleeding; and a stranger walks the streets of Huntsdale, his presence signifying the deaths of powerful fey.

Aislinn tends to the Summer Court, searching for her absent king and yearning for Seth. Torn between his new queen and his old love, Keenan works from afar to strengthen his court against the coming war. Donia longs for fiery passion even as she coolly readies the Winter Court for battle. And Seth, sworn brother of the Dark King and heir to the High Queen, is about to make a mistake that could cost his life.

Love, despair, and betrayal ignite the Faery Courts, and in the final conflict, some will win . . . and some will lose everything.

The thrilling conclusion to Melissa Marr's New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series will leave readers breathless.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
“Complex and involving.”
Locus
“Sexy, charming, sometimes harrowing fantasy.”
VOYA - Geri Diorio
In this final book in the Wicked Lovely series, Marr tries to sum up previous goings-on, but it helps greatly to have read the previous four novels. The intrigues and statuses of various characters are mutable and one almost needs a score sheet to keep track of who is mortal, who is fae, and who is in-between. Like the other titles in this series, Darkest Mercy focuses heavily on relationships and power struggles, rather than on action. Things liven up only when Bananach, the faery of War, appears on the scene. The Summer Court has formed a tenuous alliance with the Winter Queen. The Dark King has lost his love, and appears to be going mad. The High Queen has been trapped in Faerie and is unable to interfere with things in the mortal realm. The various faerie courts end up working together to fight Bananach, and does anyone doubt that there will be a happy ending? Marr focuses on the couplings and the deep feelings of the characters. There is not a lot of action until the very end, when a battle is pitched in a warehouse, and even then, the description of the fight is vague and the focus is on how the characters feel. Fans of the series will be delighted with the pairings-off and the comeuppance of the evil characters. Readers may mourn the end of the series, but they will be pleased with how Marr, a proper romance writer, gives everyone their hearts' desire. Reviewer: Geri Diorio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062078377
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/22/2011
Series:
Wicked Lovely Series , #5
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
51,843
File size:
7 MB
Age Range:
13 Years

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