From Publishers Weekly
Prolific British author Warrington (the Jewelfire Trilogy), mostly unknown in the U.S., puts a distinctive spin on human/nonhuman relations in this sensuous, relationship-driven story, the first of the Books of the Silver Wheel. The feylike Vaethyr regularly travel between the Spiral and our world until the gates are summarily and permanently closed by Lawrence Wilder, the Gatekeeper. He warns of danger, but the Vaethyr on Earth need to return to the Spiral to survive. Much of the book is devoted to describing the turbulent life of Rosie, daughter of Vaethyr king Auberon, and her love triangle with Sam and Jon, Wilder's troubled sons, as long years without reconnecting to their aetherial selves slowly drive the Vaethyr mad. Solid wordplay, great pacing and a thrilling conclusion will definitely earn Warrington some new American fans. (Aug.)
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“Anyone who has ever felt the real world might suddenly waver—to reveal a glimpse of Otherness—will find the reason why in this erotic and colorfully evoked mix of glamorous gothic Faerie and modern values. A glittering treasure-trove and a stunning read for Warrington’s multitude of fans.”
—TANITH LEE, WORLD FANTASY AWARD–WINNING AUTHOR
“An absorbing and gripping journey into a world where the otherworldly shivers alongside us, unseen. Sensitive characterization and evocative scene-setting draw you into the tale; you won’t want to leave it.”
—STORM CONSTANTINE, AUTHOR OF THE WRAETHTHU HISTORIES
“A literally enchanted story of magic, love, loyalty, and hope, imbued with an authentically pagan sensibility.”
—LIZ WILLIAMS, AUTHOR OF
THE SHADOW PAVILION