Tuesday 11 December 2018

Book Review: Prince of Air and Darkness by M.A. Grant (Fantasy/LGBT)

Title: Prince of Air and Darkness
Author: M. A. Grant
Carina Press

Publication Date: 25 February 2019
eBook - PDF
ARC via NetGalley

Phineas Smith has been cursed with a power no one could control.

Roark Lyne is his worst enemy and his only hope.

The only human student at Mather’s School of Magick, Phineas Smith has a target on his back. Born with the rare ability to tap into unlimited magick, he finds both Faerie Courts want his allegiance—and will do anything to get it.

They don’t realize he can’t levitate a feather, much less defend the Faerie Realm as it slips into civil war.

Unseelie Prince Roark Lyne, Phineas’s roommate—and self-proclaimed arch nemesis—is beautiful and brave and a pain in the ass. Phineas can’t begin to sort through their six years of sexual tension masquerading as mutual dislike. But Roark is also the only one able to help Finn tame his magick.

Trusting Roark’s mysterious motives may be foolish; not accepting his temporary protection would be deadly.

Caught in the middle of the impending war, Phineas and Roark forge a dangerous alliance. And as the walls between them crumble, Phineas realizes that Roark isn’t the monster he’d imagined. But their growing intimacy threatens to expose a secret that could either turn the tide of the war…or destroy them both.

Prince of Air and Darkness was a gripping and entertaining read from start to finish. I loved the characters of Finn and Roark, and the development of their enemies-to-lovers relationship. I also enjoyed the background plot of the growing tension between the two Courts, and how our heroes got caught in the middle of it. There was one small plot hole connected with the Knighthood, which irked me a little, but it wasn't enough to spoil my enjoyment of an otherwise excellent read. I would certainly read more from this author and in this series, as Prince of Air and Darkness was sexy, captivating and thrilling. Recommended to fans of MM fantasy romance.

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