Midnight Never Come

Midnight Never Come

by Marie Brennan

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Overview

Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan

ABOVE
The year is 1590. The City of London flourishes, the most brilliant jewel in the crown of Elizabeth I, Gloriana, the Virgin Queen.

BELOW
The Onyx Court is London's faerie shadow. Ruled by Invidiana, its heartless queen, it reflects and distorts the glory of the mortal court.

BETWEEN
Years ago, Elizabeth forged a pact with her faerie counterpart to secure both of their thrones. Now that alliance is in danger. Michael Deven, a rising star in Elizabeth's court, seeks the "hidden player" who has influenced mortal politics for so long. Lady Lune, a faerie out of favour, must infiltrate the mortal world to protect her vicious queen. Together this pair will uncover the secret of Invidiana's power -- a secret that has the potential to shatter both realms . . .

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158188879
Publisher: Book View Cafe
Publication date: 05/17/2016
Series: Onyx Court , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 488,296
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Marie Brennan is a former anthropologist and folklorist who shamelessly pillages her academic fields for material. She most recently misapplied her professors' hard work to the Victorian adventure series The Memoirs of Lady Trent; the first book of that series, A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS, was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award and won the Prix Imaginales for Best Translated Novel. COLD-FORGED FLAME, the first novella in the Varekai series, came out in September 2016. She is also the author of the Doppelganger duology of WARRIOR and WITCH, the urban fantasies LIES AND PROPHECY and CHAINS AND MEMORY, the Onyx Court historical fantasy series, and nearly fifty short stories. For more information, visit www.swantower.com.

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Midnight Never Come 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Oneira More than 1 year ago
To start with, the concept is brilliant. A faerie queen who rules beneath London acting as a parallel to Queen Elizabeth I. They formed a pack so that they could both rise to power and become queens. The story, except for the flashbacks, takes place in the 1580s - 90s. Lune is a faerie who has fallen from Queen Invidiana's favor in the faerie court. Devon is trying to rise among the ranks serving Queen Elizabeh and Walsingham. In their quests they both discover the truth behind Invidiana and the pact made between the queens.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Three decades have past since Elizabeth became Queen of England, ushering in an age of Gloriana. However underneath in the bowels of the catacombs, ruthless Invidiana rules the fae with an iron hand.-------------- Working as a courier under the tutelage of his mentor spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham, Michael Deven meets bewitching Lady Lune, an undercover fae wearing a mortal disguise. Lune fears her dark Queen Invidiana so in order to avoid her rage and worse, she infiltrates Walsingham's network. She plans to use and discard Michael who obviously wants her. However, to Lune¿s trepidation and dread she is as attracted to the bewitching human as she thinks he is to her. However, she knows he could not survive in her realm while she cannot remain in his as her Queen would never allow her or him to live. --------------- MIDNIGHT NEVER COME is an intriguing Elizabethan romantic fantasy in which Marie Brennan makes her two realms seem real by using historical events via flashbacks to anchor the Tudor reign and enabling the darkness to grow stronger in the shadows. Fans will enjoy the star-crossed love between the Fae and the mortal as honor and loyalty war with ambition for power in a Faustian age of deceit.---------------- Harriet Klausner
Artaxastra on LibraryThing 4 days ago
I very rarely read a book that I can't put down, but Midnight Never Come delivered all the way! I literally devoured it at one sitting long after I should have been sleeping, and the next day passed it on to a friend with an emphatic "You have to read this!"I had high hopes for this book, and it surpassed them all. I have loved for years Melissa Scott's Armor of Light, a story of magic and Queen Elizabeth's court, but Midnight Never Come was even better. Imagine mixing A Midsummer Night's Dream with a healthy dose of Christopher Marlowe, a soupcon of the Faerie Queen, and a big dose of urban fantasy. This would be the result, and what a glorious mixture it is! Highly recommended!
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Well written and holds your attention throughout.
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Meliai More than 1 year ago
I loved this book enough to have read it three times now. Marie Brennan is a great writer, and I think this is the best book she's written so far.
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