Olive’s to-do list: Feed the cat. Pay the rent. Save Faythander. Again.
After Olive’s last trip through Faythander, she wants nothing more than a nice vacation. But there’s never time for relaxation when goblin treachery is afoot. When Geth, a goblin Spellweaver, destroys the Everblossom—a tree containing Faythander’s pure magic—the fairy-world utopia begins to die. The bloom of the Everblossom is all that remains of pure magic. Now Olive must travel through Earth and Faythander to find a place where it will flourish.
As a psychiatrist, her skills are top notch. However, her abilities to handle patients with abnormal mental behaviors will be put to the test when she confronts Geth. Nothing has prepared her for what he reveals to her about goblins and elves. As Olive’s quest takes her from her home in Houston through the most dangerous places in Faythander, she learns that history is a muddled subject, especially when elves are involved.
Her only comfort comes from Kull, her Viking warrior sidekick—who somehow negates her bad fortune. Yet how long can their relationship last when his past is brought to light? Olive will be tested beyond anything she has endured so far, as the secrets of Faythander’s sordid and bloody past are exposed—one that could irrevocably alter the future and destroy the lives of everyone she loves.
Having finished Dreamthief (the first book of the series) in January, I was eager to get to the second. And of course, I wasn’t disappointed. Spellweaver opens up right in the thick of the action. Not in an overpowering way, but in a way that draws you in, knowing you’ve just opened up an adventure that is going to entertain and keep you on your toes.
I was not prepared for some of the twists and turns, and while the ending left me crushed, it was a good crushed if that makes any sense. Good, because now I’m biting my nails, waiting for book #3. All I can hope is that somehow they overcome and find what they need for a HEA. If they don’t, then I don’t know what I’m going to do. *wink wink* And that’s all I’m saying.
The world and cast of characters that are painted in this series are amazing. They all are carefully carved into their own story arches and remain true throughout. Same can be said about the wonderful writing. This series is a must read!