Ancient, immortal, tricksy and cruel, these creatures out of myth and legend rule the Irish enclaves of South Boston and Charlestown, and one of them has been using magic to abduct and control Helene for hours every day, gaining access to the collection at her museum and searching for ancient objects of Fae power.
Now, Helene’s only hope of escaping this unknown assailant lies with the Fae sorcerer, Miach MacCecht, a man she knows she can never trust—and who may prove impossible to resist.
What I liked: I really like the characters in this series. Ms McDermott has a way of making them seem larger than life. So far each book has introduced a few more characters for you to get involved with. Miach and Helene caught my attention in Cold Iron and this is their story.
Miach is just what he seems. No airs, no nonsense, just very upfront with everything. He wants Helene and intends to have her. Unfortunately, in the previous book, Cold Iron, put some limits on what he can do to get Helene. (Yep, read Cold Iron first!). Miach is just the person to push and stretch those limits and he's cunning enough to try anything.
Helene, I liked from the very beginning also. She is very loyal to her best friend, Beth (Cold Iron) and is now aware of all the unknown possibilities around her. She wants to avoid Miach with everything in her but now she needs his help. She's frightened enough to ask for it.
The world building in this series is ongoing but has a great start as does the character development. Ms McDermott hasn't tried to give you too much information too fast. It's a very steady pace. Her descriptions of the Boston area paint a perfect picture in your mind.
What I didn't like: I don't like when certain phrases are repeated over and over or exactly the same way. Every time Ms McDermott refers to the Fae it's this way, "the Good Neighbors, the Fair Folk, the Beautiful People, the Fae". I don't know if she has somewhere she's taking that or not, but I don't want to be hit over the head. Very picky I know but that's the only thing that bothered me about this series so far.
I will definitely continue with the series. Looking forward to see where it goes and how it gets there.
Silver Skin is an e-book and is $4.99 at Barnes & Noble and $4.74 at Amazon.