A new queen falls. A death lord rises. An ancient foe looms in the shadows.
Sylvie Imanthiya is desperate to lead Faerie well and deepen the bond with her husband, former king Taylan Ashkalabek. But all hope of that vanishes when the winter solstice ceremony ends in disaster, stranding her and Taylan in the Deathrealm, and stripping the kingdom from her.
With Faerie in chaos, Zad and Diza are separated once again: Zad to reconcile with an old mentor to stabilize the kingdom, and Diza to confront the nefarious Casimir in the mortal realm. But Casimir claims that a greater evil seeks to destroy both realms, an evil that Diza's unique death magic can hold at bay—if she could only remember how.
In the Deathrealm, Taylan is succumbing to the lure of specters from his past, and pushing away Sylvie's love. Overwhelmed by decay and darkness, Sylvie must summon unexpected magic from the soul of Kyure to fight for her convictions and her husband's heart.
Shadows divide them. Their friends are in peril. If Sylvie fails, her marriage and her world will fall.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Awesome, awesome, awesome! That is what I would say about this powerfully told story. Rothana delivers in every way, even if times I wanted to ask the author why these precious characters have to go what they are going through. Haha! I soaked up reading this book as quick as I could because I was SO invested in these characters lives. They bring so many feels and it was hard seeing them make mistakes, but how exciting it was to see when they realized truths about themselves that are freeing! Goodness, the things they learned by the end hit me just as powerfully as them. It encouraged me on a level I was unprepared for. As I traveled with Sylvie and saw her hardships, there were times I felt low about struggles in my own life. I didn't realize how much I needed and wanted her to overcome until she did. And not just her, but all of these characters. They went through so much and pulled me through the trenches right alongside them. Yet hope flourished in the darkest of nights, even if it felt like a tiny speck in some situations. Hope is truly never extinguished. A few random things: Taylan and Sylive are the best and loved that their married now. The villain is one of the most powerful villains I've read. Zad and Diza are beast and love them. I can't wait to see what happens next. Rothana is a must read for any fan of the Star-Fae series and will leave just as breathless (and on edge) as Halayda! *(Many thanks to the author and publisher for providing me an ARC. I was not required to write a review or positive one. All thoughts expressed are my own.)*