"A wonderful installment in the Shadow Fae Trilogy"
In The Sundered Stone by Elaine Corvidae, a war is about
to erupt between the Seelie and the Unseelie. The two sides
have battled for years in the Fairy Realm and now the two
sides are battling it out within the mortal realm. They
will stop at nothing to destroy one another. This is
promising to be one of the biggest magical wars in their
Pook, who was left by his parents when he was an infant,
just found out he is prince Tamnais and he wants nothing to
do with the title. He was, after all, a "ragged dustbin
kid." He thought the title would be more befitting for his
younger brother Dubh, whom his parents raised. After all,
he had all the manners that one would expect from a
Prince. Pook just wants to enjoy life and spend time with
Alex. But he is afraid that Alex is in love with him as a
prince not as Pook, despite his feelings about being a
Prince. Pook wants nothing more than to keep his friends
safe and he intends to do just that with his magical sword
named "Bob" by his side.
Alex is mostly human but there is a small part of her that
is Unseelie. She has very little magical powers. However,
Alex is an inventor and she always comes up with new ideas
to help with the ongoing war. Also. Alex is dearly in love
with Pook and wants nothing more than to be with him. She
loves him no matter what he is, Prince or otherwise.
The time has come to bring an end to this war. A group of
Faelings, including Pook and Alex, set out to locate and
steal the broken halves of the Sundered Stone. Once
repaired, a new King can be declared and the faeries will
be reunited. But things are not what they seem. Alex must
face her demons and Pook must accept his fate and make the
Sundered Stone by Elaine Corvidae is a magical thrill ride
and is a wonderful installment to her Shadow Fae Trilogy.
Readers will be engrossed in the pages as they keep turning
to see what will happen next. The characters are so
intriguing and this story has an excellent plot. This is
one series all faerie fans should have on their shelves.
Reviewed by Beth Senters
Posted March 9, 2008