Nesta Archeron has always been prickly-proud, swift to anger, and slow to forgive. And ever since being forced into the Cauldron and becoming High Fae against her will, she's struggled to find a place for herself within the strange, deadly world she inhabits. Worse, she can't seem to move past the horrors of the war with Hybern and all she lost in it.
The one person who ignites her temper more than any other is Cassian, the battle-scarred warrior whose position in Rhysand and Feyre's Night Court keeps him constantly in Nesta's orbit. But her temper isn't the only thing Cassian ignites. The fire between them is undeniable, and only burns hotter as they are forced into close quarters with each other.
Meanwhile, the treacherous human queens who returned to the Continent during the last war have forged a dangerous new alliance, threatening the fragile peace that has settled over the realms. And the key to halting them might very well rely on Cassian and Nesta facing their haunting pasts.
Against the sweeping backdrop of a world seared by war and plagued with uncertainty, Nesta and Cassian battle monsters from within and without as they search for acceptance-and healing-in each other's arms.
Nesta was easy to dislike in the earlier books of this series. But I knew, I just KNEW, she would have a redemption arc to beat all redemption arcs. And boy was I right! This book was everything. Both she and Cassian had their own trauma to work through, but their chemistry was undeniable. And Cassian, noble fierce Cassian, man there's nothing better than an wholly Alpha Male in sacrificial love. I told a good friend half-way through that I was certain this would be one of those books where I wished I could read it again for the first time. Beautifully written, so many story lines, all so intricately and expertly interwoven. I think what I love most though is all of the open threads that are waiting to be tied up in future books in this series. Thank goodness, because I'm not ready to say goodbye to this group of friends and family.
“Cassian leaned to whisper in her ear, “The first time I saw that look on your face, you were still human. Still human, and I nearly went to my knees before you.”