"A woman's tears set him free, but is he free to love?"
Kissed By Starlight is a regency about Blaic a farie prince
who was in Flowers by Moonlight and turned into a statue by
the farie king for helping Conn and Sira. The only way to
break the spell that made him a statue is a woman's tears.
It is 650 year later when Felica cries at the foot of the
statue and Blaic is released. With reading both books and
knowing Blaic from FBM it was nice watching him change. I
liked KBS better but I think they where both good.
There are some really great scenes in this book. Any time
a human touches a fairy when the contact is broken the
fairy has to say "command me" and then do whatever the
human has asked. Blaic doesn't truly like humans and he
knows that they're greedy and they always ask for money and
things. So he's shocked when Felicia asks him to cure her
sister. Afterward when Blaic goes back to the fairy world
he can get into the world; he can go to his room but he
can't be around or see the people -- he can hear faint
noises but he is still totally alienated from his people.
Felicia didn't believe her being to make look like she was
drowning her sister was a betrayal. Blaic knows to return
to the Land of the Fairies he has to betray Felicia but he
doesn't realize how hard that is going to be.
process of Blaic curing Felicia's sister, the situation is
made to look like Felicia was trying to drown her sister.
She is put into a dirty jail cell with the lowest of the
low. When Blaic sees Felicia in jail and the circumstances
that she is in, he steals a magical bag from the Fairy King
(remember, this is the guy who made him a statute) and
drops it on Felicia's lap. Felicia is sitting in the jail
cell and all of the sudden this bag appears (Felicia can't
see Blaic). She doesn't know where the bag has come from
but she has an idea. Any type of food that anyone mentions
appears in the bag; so Felicia is able to give the mother
milk for her baby and the other people in the cell the
different foods that they want. When Felicia is released
from jail and sees Blaic, she returns the bag to him.
Blaic doesn't understand this. She didn't take being
arrested as a betrayal and she had a bag that most people
would have probably killed for and just gives it back.
Throughout the book there is other scenes of same type.
Blaic doesn't understand Felicia not asking for things for
Felicia's life hasn't been that great in and of
itself. She's an illegitimate child whose father took her
from slum conditions when her mother died to live in his
manor home with his wife and child. Her stepmother can't
stand her. Blaic has this cape that allows him to be
invisible and there is this really great scene where Blaic
wraps him and Felicia in the cape and they're both
invisible and Felicia's stepmother is searching for her.
Felicia loves her half-sister but is never truly treated as
she belongs in the family. When her father dies, her
stepmother arranges for Felicia to have a job caring for
other illegitimate children of wealthy families in an
orphanage. In other words, she throws her out.
finally does succeed in betraying Felicia. It is such a
hard blow that I didn't even see it coming, but it's not as
bad as you might think. Blaic is reunited with his people
and allowed back into his world and Felicia is once again
in jail. Blaic goes to see Felicia at the jail and asks
her to come with him to his world. She fully forgives
Blaic for what he did (Blaic explains why he had to betray
her) but Felicia refuses to go to his world even though
they love each other. She wants to help the children at
the orphanage. The book has a happy ending. And Blaic and
Felicia have a child who has some fairy abilities. You're
left not knowing how many but you know he has some and I
hope the next book will be about that child. I really did
like this book. It's really good and I hope that the next
one has some more with Blaic in it. He's a really
interesting character. Someone on this List said there was
going to be a third book Magic by Daylight.
Sheila Bragg © Copyright July 1999
for eBOOKISLE.com & ParaNormal Romance
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 14, 2002