Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.
With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas's masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.
Yet not everyone wants to contain the free spirited Feyre. Rhysand might be seen as evil incarnate but the bargain he made with Feyre is a living bond. When it's clear Feyre is in great need, he takes her far away to his world of Night showing her the side of himself hidden from others. Feyre learns so much more about this tricky world she now lives in and finally comes to understand just where the real danger to humans and fae alike emanates!
I liked Tamlin in the first book, but I didn't love him as a hero. Why? At times I wanted to shake him and when Feyre went through so much to save him, I just wanted him to be, well, frankly more. Rhysand whilst cunning and manipulative clearly had depths and he was the ultimate reason for Feyre's survival. So I'm totally unsurprised Ms Maas shook off the beauty and the beast vibe and decided to redeem Rhysand because hey, bad boys are always sexy! Okay, that's a bit juvenile but Tamlin’s love turns to an unhealthy obsession and it was far more exciting reading this, the follow up. Feyre and her triangle, what can I say. She is so different from the first book I guess she grows up here but admittedly it takes a while. Secondary characters seem to be getting paired up which feels odd, or maybe that's just me? There's no doubt war is imminent as this story draws to a close and the saying keep your friends close, and your enemies closer has never rung more true!
A Court of Mist and Fury is well written fantasy with a modern touch at times (toilets!!! and Feyre's colourful turn of phrase) but as an adult I did enjoy it. Perhaps at times I wanted to hurry things up a bit as it is a book with more than 600 pages. I liked seeing the world building expanded but realise the journey is far from over for these characters. Speaking of characters, I had a real problem with Feyre's family in the last book, A Court of Thorns and Roses, and they are back with a bang in this one.
I'm sure many readers are team Tamlin but for me Rhysand acquitted himself well, really well! Don't take my word for it though; read these books yourself and escape to a whole new world.