“I had low expectations for this book, but was pleasantly surprised. I borrowed the e-pub edition, for my Nook, from the library. So far, I've been disappointed with the selection, and search engine that the library has for downloadable media. They seem to have a lot of material, but there's little organization in finding things. You have to know, specifically what you're looking for, and even then, you may end up scrolling for awhile to find it.
Anyway, this is a "fairy" fantasy, with the "gentry", or "shining ones", banished to "The Otherworld", as opposed to the human world. Eugenie Markham, our heroine, is a shaman, with powers that allow her to banish the miscreant creatures trying to wreak havoc in our world, coming from the other. The story starts off a little slow(for me, anyway), but it soon picks up, and we find that Eugenie is actually half-human, half-gentry, and conflicted more than ever about her life. There appear to be a couple of books in the series, but the 2nd book, "The Thorn Queen", is unavailable in either e-book, or printed book, at the library. They do have book three, and another area library has book four, but I may have to hunt, and buy(gasp!) book two. ”
Acur81 wrote this review Friday, October 5, 2012.