In special agent Burgundy Graves' opinion, desk work is for sissies. So what if Surfaeillance Agency exists to regulate faery activity on Earth? Tracking the monsters is a form of regulating. Give her a gun, a dangerous threat to hunt down, no questions asked - and she's in.
But when Surfaeillance puts her in a team of wet-behind-the-ears investigators and tasks them with trailing a clueless millionaire, Burgundy begins to seriously consider pulling out - until the millionaire is murdered on her watch.
With the agency at risk, and shape-shifting ogres on the loose, Burgundy races to unmask her enemies before she becomes the next victim in this deadly, faery-tainted plot.
A Twist of Fae: Surfaeillance by Rebekah Shafer follows the adventures of Burgundy Graves, a detective among the faeries in the World. Assigned to protect a millionaire, but abandoned by her partners, Burgundy is disturbed to see shape-shifting ogres appear and kill him. Finally locating her two partners, Burgundy takes off after the shape-shifters to track down the monsters.
This novella is full of delight and creativity. It is fun, combining mystery with the world of Faery, with a monitored portal between Earth and Faery, but potential for illegal portals to be created. With shape-shifting ogres out to destroy her, Burgundy has a big job to do, but this is one bold, capable woman, a detail I really enjoy.
The audio edition is narrated by Anna Castiglioni, who helps to bring this book to life. She makes Burgundy seem even more real than she might seem on paper.
In spite of my general disinterest in things fantasy, I enjoyed this novella. I picked it up because I was asked if I would review it, but now I'm ready to listen to the next in the series when it comes out. I give this book four stars.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the narrator, but that in way influenced my review.
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