A Fairy’s Quest
A paranormal romance by Maya Tyler
A century ago, the fairy crown was stolen from Alina Lehrer’s clan, but now the usurper is dead and it’s time to reclaim what’s theirs. Rylan Jackson, codename Orion, is The Court’s most trusted assassin who always gets the job done. Until his target is Alina, the one woman he can’t resist. Fate has placed them on opposing sides for the crown, but Alina soon learns Fate isn’t set in stone.
She picked up the elegant book. The tangible presence of a sharp pain ripped through her head. No. Not again.
She saw herself sitting, tied to a chair, in the old woman’s living room. The force behind the truth spell pulled the words from her mouth. “I am Alina Lehrer…” The old woman’s cold eyes viewed her with such hatred. Such vile loathing that Alina saw her death foretold in their depths. This is it. I’m going to die. Hopelessness permeated her very being. So many regrets— I’m going to die before I’ve ever lived. She choked on that bitter thought. Sparks arced out of the old woman’s finger as she prepared to cast another spell. Alina closed her eyes, silently begging for salvation and absolution. It was futile to hope for rescue. No one knew where they were; ergo, no one would come to save them. I’m sorry, Mother, I failed you. Again. Despair encased her, weighing her down, covering her like a funeral shroud. Its pungent taste lingered in her mouth as she screamed, freefalling into the dark, an endless chasm created by her defeat. Unable to bear it, she succumbed to the darkness.
Alina Lehrer shook off the unbidden memory. Everything’s okay. I’m safe here.
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This was fun and deep in equal measure. Lots of really good stuff in here about PTSD—what it is, how it’s treated, how it develops/occurs. There was one point where the delivery of that information felt a bit too much like a textbook, which took me out of the story, but otherwise, it was handled well. It fit the plot and character perfectly, and it didn’t feel like something tossed in to satisfy some “mental health representation” category. I love when stories organically integrate these kinds of things. In my opinion, it makes the learning more affective than either a textbook or “character gets mad and rants about people who don’t understand all the time” approach. Long story short, brava!
As I said, the PTSD didn’t feel like it overtook the story, which left me to quite enjoy the rest of what was going on—romance, fairy politics, power-hungry villains. Lots going on in here that made my reading experience fly by in a good way. Plenty of tension (both in and out of the bedroom), and there was a good amount of spice, too. All in all, a great paranormal romance that covered some big topics. Definitely recommend.
About Maya Tyler
Maya Tyler is a multi-published author of paranormal romance novels and blogger at Maya’s Musings (https://mayatylerauthor.blogspot.com/). An avid reader, Maya writes the books she loves to read—romances! Her paranormal romances come with complex plot twists and happily-ever-afters.
When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, listening to music (alternative rock, especially from the 1990s), practicing yoga, and watching movies and TV.
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