55 points, 3 stars.
Camille D’Artigo is half human, and half-fae, with unpredictable magic. Along with her two sisters Delilah, a werecat, and Menolly, a vampire, they have been assigned to Earth from the Otherworld. War in Otherworld is reaching a new height, and the Queen summons her to go on a quest. She is to go with Morgaine, Bran, Arturo, and Mordred to awaken Merlin, in order to kill a Dragon threat of immense power.
“As I took in the scene, I smiled softly. Family and friends—that’s what mattered most. Money made a difference, yes, but it couldn’t buy back a life.”
So, Elqaneve was just destroyed. Camille’s sister’s are going through a rough time. There is a powerful force sweeping Otherworld, looking to destroy everything. A powerful leader of the Subterranean Realms is looking to take over Earth and Otherworld, and he is constantly sending minions to try and accomplish this fact. So what is Priestess Dreaming about?
Camille going to find Merlin, of course!
Yup, seriously. Priestess Dreaming is a complete sidequest. All because Galenorn convinced herself that she needed another powerful person to help these girls out, because she didn’t have enough already. And the only possible person for the job is Merlin.
So she makes up some bullshit excuse – that a protodragon, who is super uberfulmorepowerfuler than regular dragons, is waking up. And that would be Bad™. And the only person who knows how to defeat these progenitors of dragons? Merlin!
Who is in deep sleep.
In the elder fae realm.
For whatever reason.
And they don’t really know where, but they can guess.
And I guess they guess right?
So off to get Merlin! With Morgaine, Arturo, and Mordred.
But not before 30 different things go wrong and we run around doing a bunch of other things that aren’t connected, and not at all get solved in any way. Threads of different plots that are just starting now, and a whole bunch of plots that were in the previous books. Because those totally matter, right?
Also, they met Santa early on in the book. So really this book was just a wash from the total beginning, wasn’t it?