A young Will Shakespeare is married to Nan and is a
father to their baby Susannah. After a day of teaching,
Will comes home to his Stratford residence only to find
both his beloved females missing. He walks to her cousin's
house to fetch Nan when he sees her dancing with a noble in
a magical kingdom that cannot exist. He is unable to touch
her because she is now in Fairyland.
Will has no hope of ever getting back Nan and his child
until he meets Silverdawn in her guise as Lady Silver. She
is the rightful heir to the fairy throne since her parents
disappeared. However, her older brother Sylvanus has
usurped the throne turning her into his supplicant.
Silverdawn intends to use Will as an instrument of revenge
even though she knows he will probably die for her cause.
ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT is a delightful Elizabethan
fantasy that colorfully describes Shakespeare's mundane
plane and the realm of fairy. Will is the hero of the
tale, yet the novel belongs to Silverdawn, a fairy with
heart. Hopefully Shakespeare will have more adventures in
the land of the fairy.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 11, 2001