57 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. They know where the last spirit seal is, finally. Camille has to get it, and go on a mission to become the leader of the Keraastar Knights – those in control of the spirit seals. It is the only way to defeat Shadow Wing. All before she becomes the Queen of Dusk & Twilight.
“I’ll need whatever sort of magical scroll or spell you can scrape up.”
“You aren’t going to try and cast it yourself, are you?”
“I’d resent that, if I had a leg to stand on.”
So it is a Camille book again. If you have been following these reviews up to this point, you may remember that I said that Camille is the only important sister, and the entire story revolves around her fight against Shadow Wing, and I cannot figure out why the other sisters are lead characters too. And you may remember how in Priestess Dreaming, the last book that featured Camille, I complained that it was some side quest that didn’t matter except because the author wanted it to matter.
Well, guess what. We’re off on a quest again! Two of them even!
Two really boring quests. Someone found where the last seal was located, completely randomly now that there are only three books in the series left, right? And it is in some really weird out of the way place but really close to where they’re at anyway because of course it is. So they go off and get it. And the only trouble they encountered is they nearly got eaten.
And then there is another quest where Camille, who is once again the only sister that matters, has to go and become the person to control all of the spirit seals in the quest again Shadow Wing. Which results in an insanely long trek across Otherworld, where no one knows where they’re going but it is all going to turn out just fine anyway. And the only thing they encounter along the way are silly little things to “make certain they are the right person for the job”.
Not even anything that Shadow Wing throws out at them.
What a wasted opportunity.
And everything turns out alright in the end.
(Seriously though, this book was way too easy.)