Child has created a wonderfully magical world of fae and otherworldly creatures. The interaction between plucky Maggie and intense Culhane adds magic of its own. Interwoven internal and external conflict throughout the story makes it an entertaining page-turner, but the secondary characters add such tremendous color to the story that one could say they almost steal
Maggie is getting used to her role as queen in the Otherworld, which includes loving Culhane, a warrior and adviser to the queen.
But her trust in him dwindles when she suspects he's after her power rather than her love. When Maggie's niece is kidnapped by Mab, the two must come together to rescue the girl and defeat Mab for good.
(SIGNET ECLIPSE, Aug., 320 pp., $6.99)