After questing through the sidhe realms with her ex-hellhound lover, Nathan, Kai Tallman Michalski has finally returned home. But she knows Nathan will eventually be called back to serve his queen—and Kai will have to decide whether to enter her majesty’s service as well. Sure, the job comes with great bennies, but there’s one big downside: she would have to swear absolute fealty to the Queen of Winter.
For now, though, Kai is glad to be home, and glad that Nathan completed his mission for his queen with surprising ease. But what seemed to be a quick conclusion turns out to be anything but. The two of them helped thwart the sidhe god of chaos—and he is not happy about that. He’s got plans for them. Plans, too, for the sidhe who killed him some three millennia ago. Nor has he abandoned his plans for Earth, as they learn when chaos begins bursting out all over...
What I liked: Even though I like all the characters in this series, I adore Lily and Rule. So, when I found out Unbinding was coming out, I was estatic until I realized it wasn't a Lily and Rule book. When I started reading, I was playing catch up because this series is so involved, you forget a lot. Imagine my surprise when I didn't find myself missing Lily all that much. Kai and Nathan more than held my attention. Yes, some other favorite characters are all present and that made me even happier.
Ms Wilks has taken this series to a new level. When I read one of her stories, I know I won't want to quit and in Unbinding, after the initial reorientation, I didn't want to put the book down. The plot of each book plays off the others in someway and the development of those plots is fabulous. I get lost each and every time. The world building just seems so real, I feel like I actually there with the characters.
Speaking of characters, Ms Wilks doesn't hold back. They are not infallible and not perfect but seem like people I would want to know. As I said, I thought I would miss Lily and Rule much more as I have in other books where they don't star, I was happily mistaken!!
I was really wondering how the author was going to resolve this book. She more than delivered and the ending was very well thought out!
What I didn't like: It might take you a while to try and remember the starring characters in Unbinding. I had to go back and scan my reviews of other books in the series to remember just what was happening and why. That bothered me for the beginning of the book. I feel like I lost time reading a wonderful story trying to tie everything together. The biggest thing I don't like is I have to wait soooo long for the next in the series!!
Highly Recommended to fans of this series. If you've not read it yet, boy are you missing out!!