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Genre: Fantasy, General Fantasy
This stand-alone sequel to Seraphim takes up the tale of Sera's sister Gossamyr de Wintershinn, who was stolen away by the faeries as a newborn.
Ignorant of her true history, Gossamyr undertakes a quest into the mysterious mortal world to destroy the succubus called the Red Lady, who threatens to annihilate all of Faery with her essence-stealing kiss. With the mysterious human Ulrich as companion, Gossamyr battles her way into medieval Paris to confront the Lady, not knowing that she will also face her unknown and unwanted past.
Fans of medieval fantasy and romance will enjoy Hauf's lush language and colorful settings, although anachronistic dialogue may pull the reader out of the story. With magic and faerie dust, Hauf spins an entertaining, if lightweight, romantic adventure. (May, 416 pp., $13.95)
Reviewed By: Jen Talley Exum
Published: May 2005