This Chick Read: Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning

I have eagerly anticipated this installment of the Fever series, as Mac and Barrons are two of my favorite fantasy romance characters.  Mac has grown away from the Barbie from the south stereotype who we met in volume one, evolving into a fighter trying to save humanity, and more importantly those she loves.  Barrons is still a grunting man-beast, but Karen Marie Moning has shown us nuances that has created depth to his character.  He is no longer shrouded in mystery, and we see him for all of his faults, love him for his savage loyalty and his need for Mac’s well being, even protecting her from his brothers.

Feverborn is the 8th installment in the Fever series.  Pls read the following synopsis from the authors website
When the immortal race of the Fae destroyed the ancient wall dividing the worlds of Man and Faery, the very fabric of the universe was damaged and now Earth is vanishing bit by bit. Only the long-lost Song of Making—a haunting, dangerous melody that is the source of all life itself—can save the planet.

But those who seek the mythic Song—Mac, Barrons, Ryodan and Jada—must contend with old wounds and new enemies, passions that burn hot and hunger for vengeance that runs deep. The challenges are many: The Keltar at war with nine immortals who’ve secretly ruled Dublin for eons, Mac and Jada hunted by the masses, the Seelie queen nowhere to be found, and the most powerful Unseelie prince in all creation determined to rule both Fae and Man. Now the task of solving the ancient riddle of the Song of Making falls to a band of deadly warriors divided among—and within—themselves.

Once a normal city possessing a touch of ancient magic, Dublin is now a treacherously magical city with only a touch of normal. And in those war-torn streets, Mac will come face to face with her most savage enemy yet: herself.

In the last book Burned, Dani had returned from the Silvers, five years older, although only five weeks had gone by.  She is no longer naive, brilliant Dani, but an older, sexier, tougher young woman renamed Jada.  Feverborn spends a lot of time telling the story from Jada’s perspective, delving into her psyche, thoughts and actions.  I found the contrast between the young Dani that I cared about in previous books and the rather aloof and unemotional Jada fascinating and I was happy to get some resolution to the how’s and why’s of that personality change.  Her interactions with Ryoden, Barron’s “brother immortal”, made me edgy.  He is very patient, playing cat and mouse games with her, but you can tell from his actions how much she really means to him.  I look forward to seeing that relationship fully explored in the next book.

The Sensar Dubh, which is an evil earth making/breaking book, which now resides inside of Mac, is pretty quiet in Feverborn.  I actually got a little impatient with the will it or won’t it make Mac evil sub plot.  You will be happy to know, that we will find out… In the next book!  Karen Marie Moning did a fantastic job of layering in more depth and context to the climax of this book.  What will that first paragraph of the next book say?  We’ll all be waiting eagerly to find out!


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