|Black Dog #2|
Book Summary via Goodreads:
"Faerie teeters on the brink of war and the mortal realm swells with fae refugees desperate to escape the bloodshed. As a half-blooded fae, Marshal Thierry Thackeray has a stake in the outcome of both realms and isn’t afraid to knock a few heads together if it keeps the peace.
When her father goes missing, the only hope of negotiating a truce between the light and dark fae vanishes with him. Eager to avoid another Thousand Years War, the Faerie High Court reaches out to the one person they believe can track him down—the daughter who shares his curse."
I received this book from NetGalley for review.
I read the first book sometime last year, though I think it was more like a prequel story than a full-length book because it was really short. I liked it but the length of the story was why I didn't give it a higher rating, it made the story being told feel rushed.
This is a full-length book, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Thierry is a little older and a lot more kick ass in this book. She has graduated and is now a full-time Marshall, no longer needing to work with a partner.
This time, though Thierry's problems are less about rogue Fae causing problems in the mortal realm and more to do with an assassinated Faerie King and her father, The Black Dog, is MIA searching for the assassin. Leaving the role he fills as a mediator between the Seelie and Unseelie open, and the Fae Court has every notion of bribing Thierry into that role.
The action in this book was a lot more interesting than in the first one, the danger feels more real instead of just problematic. And that it takes place in Faerie makes the setting more interesting as well.
The struggles and figuring out who the enemy that is pulling the strings hangs over her, Thierry only has one goal in all of this, to get her mortal mother back safely. I highly recommend this series, it has great characters, great writing, and what feels like a new take on fae beings.