Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can't keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated--scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.
This was a nice read that let you catch up with where all the characters were at after the events of ACOWAR but nothing much actually happens... Sure, it mentions things that are obviously going to be the focus of the new trilogy but there is no elaboration or drama.
It's a simple slice of life type of read focusing on Fayre and Rhys as they prepare for winter solstice and a celebration with their friends of the Night Court.
As a huge fan of the series it was nice… I loved catching up and seeing how people are adapting after the war and chaos of ACOWAR - especially in Vilaris - but the book wasn't riveting or necessary.
I’m pretty sure that all events that foreshadow the upcoming trilogy - and there honestly wasn’t that much considering the length of the novella - will be recapped and elaborated on in the trilogy so it makes no difference whether you read this or not. You’ll still be able to read the spin-off without any hiccups.
All in all, while I enjoyed it, I was severely underwhelmed and left feeling like this was just a bit of a money spinner. Or, in my kinder moments, that this was more of a thank you to the fans for loving the series so much there’s going to be another one.
Either way, I’m looking forward to what’s coming next in this world despite hating Nesta with a fiery passion… God, that character has NO redeeming qualities beyond what she did for Cassian in ACOWAR. I seriously cannot believe that she seems to be the lead character on the next series. SJM has some serious character growth to work on with this one!
I love the cover.
It's beautiful but I'd expect nothing less from a cover for this series... They're all beautiful.
“To the blessed darkness from which we are born, and to which we return.”
“I think my heart knew you were mine long before I ever realized it.”