"very satisfying conclusion to " The Bitterbynde Trilogy""
After facing much adversity, Tahquil's memory and her looks
are restored to her so she starts a quest, accompanied by
two faithful friends, to locate the Gate of Oblivion's
Kiss. If she can find it and open it, the Faeren who have
been exiled on Erith can go home and take their hatred of
mortals with them. Tahquil knows that Prince Morragan of
the magical Realm is looking for her and she does her best
to disguise her looks.
The trio travels to Arcdur but their journey isn't easy
because they pass through lands inhabited by the unsealie
who wish all mortals harm. Magical allies assist them, but
eventually Morragan catches her and tries to force her to
remember where the gate is located so he can return home
and exile his brother the High King Angavar forever.
Angavar learns what his brother is planning and comes to
stop him. Tahquil recognizes him as Thorn, her true love.
The brothers clash and Angavar wins the battle, claiming
Tahquil as his own. They were supposed to have a happily
ever after ending but tragedy strikes, separating the two
lovers once again.
THE BATTLE OF EVERNIGHT is a very satisfying conclusion
to " The Bitterbynde Trilogy", an epic romantic fantasy
that will appeal to romance and fantasy lovers. The
heroine is a very determined woman who is not deterred from
her quest despite the dangers and pitfalls she knows she
will face. The romance between mortal and Faeren rings
true and when the lovers are reunited readers are happy for
them. It is hoped that the author will return the readers
to Erith in future books because it is a fascinating and
magical place to visit.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 10, 2003