Half-bloods with Thierry’s skill set are given two options. They can join the conclave’s marshal program, or they can pack their bags. Turn down the job offer, and you’ve just shredded your residency pass for the mortal realm and booked yourself a one-way ticket to Faerie.
Texas is the only home Thierry has ever known, and she’s not going anywhere. Even if it means following in her notorious father’s footsteps as a peacekeeper. But pinning on the badge opens her eyes to the fact sometimes fae need protection too, and that sometimes humans are the real monsters.
I read, and enjoyed quite a lot, A Hint of Frost by Hailey Edwards. So much so that I’ve kind of been gathering all her books since just waiting for the time to come for me to binge read them. Yesterday I decided to pick up this novella, the start to her Black Dog Urban Fantasy series.
And, overall, I’m glad I did.
I like Thierry. She’s got a lot of potential. Shaw’s interesting, too. The world is intriguing, and I’m definitely down with seeing where this whole fae aspect of alternate world and how they interact with our world goes.
But I think the biggest problem that I had was that everything felt a little light. It felt a little too much like a teaser to get me interested. I want to know more about Thierry, who didn’t really walk off the page for me. The love-interest with Shaw seemed to come about a little too quickly, though on the plus side there was little to no drama with it developing which was a nice change.
I fully expect all of these things to be developed further in the future books, but it was disappointing to me that there doesn’t seem to be any development on the internal complications and obstacles. Everything happened just a little too easily for me.
Still, it was an enjoyable hour or so and I definitely think it’s building to something great. I’m excited to see Thierry really learn more about herself, the other half of her heritage, and the issues going on in the world.