Rating: 1.5 Stars
Burnt ozone tingled in my nose.
Thierry is half-fae. Her father is the famous Black Dog, a death omen working for both the Seelie and Unseelie court. For Thierry, it means that she has the power to kill people with a touch. She is taken in by the magistrates and trained to use her power to be a marshall: the fae police in the human world. When fae go missing, Thierry investigates the case. Together with her hot partner Shaw, who happens to be an incubus.
My father was the Black Dog, a death omen, like me, and like me he was bound into service to both the Seelie and Unseelie houses.
The book has an interesting premise. Thierry is a half-fae with enormous powers and a freshly minted marshal, sworn to protect fae in the human world. But she’s also half human. When her fae side first showed, Thierry couldn’t control it and killed her friends. It’s something that is difficult to live with.
However, there were many questionable decisions and problems with this book. There are many logic holes in the plot. It often appeared as if the book was written in a rush, the plot made up as it went along and noone bothered to go back to the beginning and check the logic. Things appear out of nowhere, Thierry manages to talk normally while she’s being strangled with a wire…
Metal shited with the roll of his shoulders. “When in Texas…”
I gasped against the wire carving into my airway. “Who are you?”
There’s another thing that really bothered me. In the book, Thierry just turned eighteen. And her partner, Shaw, was her teacher and supervisor since she was fourteen. He’s an incubus. She’s in love with him. And he… rolls with it.
It just really bothered me. It may have been different if she hadn’t been so young. Sure, they sleep together only after she turns eighteen, but it’s still creepy.
Particularly because Shaw takes advantage of Thierry. He feeds off her energy until she barely has any left. And he hurts her thoughtlessly.
Tucking me closer against his side, he leaned into me. “I didn’t hurt you, did I?”
“No.” Bruises healed too fast to fret over them.
That’s not okay.
Interesting idea and overall, an okay novella, but the characters were bland, the romance crept me out and the story didn’t always make sense.