|Genre||Young Adult Fiction|
|Release Date||April 24, 2010|
|Website||Melissa Marr Books|
Half-human and half-faery, Ani is driven by her hungers.
Those same appetites also attract powerful enemies and uncertain allies, including Devlin. He was created as an assassin and is brother to the faeries' coolly logical High Queen and to her chaotic twin, the embodiment of War. Devlin wants to keep Ani safe from his sisters, knowing that if he fails, he will be the instrument of Ani's death.
Ani isn't one to be guarded while others fight battles for her, though. She has the courage to protect herself and the ability to alter Devlin's plans—and his life. The two are drawn together, each with reason to fear the other and to fear for one another. But as they grow closer, a larger threat imperils the whole of Faerie. Will saving the faery realm mean losing each other?
Alluring romance, heart-stopping danger, and sinister intrigue combine in the penultimate volume of Melissa Marr's New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series.
In the late 1800s, Devlin, the High Queen's Bloodied Hands, encounters a spectral girl named Katherine Rae O'Flaherty wandering in Faerie.
Nearly a century later, Devlin meets with Sorcha in the banquet hall, where she watches a young woman and two giggling children in a mirror of Sorcha's own creation. Sorcha, in her unempathetic way, comments that the youngest 'whelp' is a problem and will cause unacceptable complications if it lives. Warning that the girl must never enter Faerie, Sorcha orders Devlin to kill her.
(to be continued)