As royal assassin for the Faerie Queen, Claire is used to moving between the mortal world and the Winter Kingdom. When the queen commands her to kill, Claire does the job and doesn't ask questions. Her deadly skills and loyalty are soon tested when Claire is sent to the Immortal Circus. It is one of the many places where Dream is harvested from the imaginings of mortals, and someone is causing it to mysteriously disappear. Claire's job is to find the culprit before the Winter Kingdom's supply of Dream is depleted enough to threaten the very survival of the Fey.
But when she meets Roxie, a beautiful mortal singer with a strange link to the Dream thieves, Claire quickly recognizes an odd and unexplained connection that may cloud her judgment. As each new clue unveils another secret, Claire finds herself confronting the riddle of her own buried past - and a dangerous illusion that, as part of the Immortal Circus, is just another act in the show.
©2015 A.R. Kahler (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
The story starts off a bit trope-ish, with the blonde bombshell heroine, but improves greatly as we see the author's vision of Fairy and the winter court. The story is part investigative mystery, with lots of action and fantasy to round it out. A good piece of urban fantasy fiction overall.
I tried...I really tried to get into this book. Perhaps if the reader's tone and inflection gave a sense of maturity instead of child's play I may have taken the lesbian relationship between the heroine and damsel in distress more seriously. 4 plus hours end only to give up and accept that overall I wasted time and a free book on a dud.
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