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Eons ago, vampires tried to turn the dark Fae to harness their magic, only to create a demonic enemy more powerful than they could have imagined. Now, the Vampiric Fae are on the move, hunting anyone in their path. As the war with the vampires ratchets up, Myst, Queen of the Indigo Court, enshrouds New Forest in her chilling grasp. Cicely Waters, owl shifter and Wind WitchEons ago, vampires tried to turn the dark Fae to harness their magic, only to create a demonic enemy more powerful than they could have imagined. Now, the Vampiric Fae are on the move, hunting anyone in their path. As the war with the vampires ratchets up, Myst, Queen of the Indigo Court, enshrouds New Forest in her chilling grasp. Cicely Waters, owl shifter and Wind Witch, has rescued the Fae Prince Grieve at a great cost. Their reunion has lost them the allegiance of the Summer Queen--and the tolerance of the vampires. In desperation they turn to the Consortium for help. Now, to regain the good will of Lainule, they must dare to enter the heart of Myst's realm. But as Cicely and Grieve embark on their search for the heartstone of Summer, Winter is already wreaking her terrifying revenge. ...

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Night Seeker Reviews

  • (Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
    2019-05-16 22:26

    Originally posted at quote: “There is much to fear in the dark. There are monsters under the bed and in the closet, and now they walk aboard at will.“ Wind witch and owl shifter, Cicely Waters, rescued her lover, Fae Prince Grieve from the Indigo Court, but not before Myst, the Queen Of Winter, turned him. The rescue destroyed Cicely’s alliance with Lainule, the Queen of Summer and destroyed any hope of cooperation from the vampires. Cicely, in desperation, appeals to the Consortium for help.When the Queen Of Summer begins to fade, Cicely offers to find and bring back Summer’s heartstone. Cicely also has to find a way to change Grieve back and keep Lannan at arms length. As friends turn enemy and enemies become allies, Cicely will find herself standing on the edge of the precipice, her destiny unfolding before her as she fights for all she loves and believes in.Night Seeker, the third installment of Yasmine Galenorn’s dark and sensual fae fantasy, picks up right where Night Veil left off and blows it all out of the water. Well-plotted and cast with characters that are strong and personable, Night Seeker is filled with taut suspense, delicious betrayal, and dangerous antagonists. I consider Night Seeker the turning point in this series. It’s an emotionally captivating story that throws open the doors of previously unknown and tightly guarded secrets. It doesn’t promise us that everything will be fine but it does give us hope towards the future. A strong storyline with fascinating intertwining subplots drives this story opposed to the last two installments which spent more time laying the foundation of the arc and its key players.Ms. Galenorn’s exceptional insight into supernatural mythology is readily apparent and her added mixture of new lore produces a stunning urban fantasy world that first starts in Night Veil and continues it’s dark and dangerous journey in here. Instead of being overburdened by over detailed interpretation and world building at the sacrifice of story, or being heavy on story but leaving the world largely undefined, Night Seeker continues the arc’s perfect balance and hits all the right notes. The world building is a perfect blending of carnal passions, electrifying action, realistic characters, and stark betrayal. Well plotted and fast paced, it creates a satisfying development for the main characters and culminates in two very different sort of conflicts – one that threatens the lives of Cicely and Grieve and one that threatens their hearts.I have loved Cicely Waters since I first met her. Loyal, intelligent, and strong willed- she has made choices that many would balk at making yet she made them without batting an eye. She has a strong moral code that shines against the manipulations of those around her. Born to a drug user with no knowledge of her father, her survival on the streets made her into the warrior we see before us. She has matured so much as a character.. We share an intimate connection with Cicely as her pain, her sorrow, and her triumphs become our own. It has been an exciting ride as we have watched her grow from a solitary figure to having friends, family, and a lover. Her personality develops more and more with each book. She is still scared but she is learning how to trust in herself and others. Though still learning of her gifts and background, she now better understands from where she has come from and what is expected from her. Finally reunited with the love of her life but bound to a man who holds her life in his hands, Cicely again finds herself crippled by past decisions.Grieve and Lannan are the two men who are integral parts of Cicely’s life. Grieve, Fae Prince of Summer, has been a part of Cicely’s life since she was a little girl. Past installments show us that they are actually old souls who cheated death and found a way to reunite. Grieve’s love for Cicely is a physical entity. Their chemistry burns the pages with each small moment they are able to steal. With every word Grieve speaks, with every gesture he makes, you know he will do anything to be with her. Lannan, on the other hand is a distasteful, yet fascinating mixture of anger and cruelty. A sado masochist, he was able to trick Cicely into signing a contract with the Crimson Court and in doing so, now essentially owns her. He is seductively cruel in his demands of Cicely, celebrating the pain and humiliation he brings to her. His feelings for her have grown from tolerance to obsession and he is dangerously close to destroying them both. What I truly enjoyed in here was the solid support Cicely has at her back in regards to Lannan. When she first signed the contract, she was pretty much on her own. Now with her father, Grieve, and the other renegades in the war against Myst standing with her, Lannan soon learns that he may hold her contract, but there are bigger, badder entities than him who claim Cicely as their own and won’t hesitate to remove him permanently from the equation if need be.The cast of supporting characters are a vivid and dynamic group. Each one fully capable of holding their own story. I like that each have distinct, separate personalities and substories; ensuring they are never overwhelmed by our protagonists. The main conflict of the story is a whirlwind of intrigue, tension, and action as Cicely struggles to save Summer and find away to defeat Myst.If you enjoy noir urban fantasy that stretches all your boundaries, then Yasmine Galenorn is the author to buy and her Indigo Court is the series to read. I don’t recommend starting the series here. It has a long reaching arc and each new installment picks up at the end of the last one.Overall Rating: B+

  • Kathy
    2019-06-12 22:39

    Series Keeps Getting Better and Better!I strongly recommend you read the previous books in the series (Night Myst and Night Veil) prior to reading this installment.I really enjoy this series; and while I find it a bit darker and more series than the Otherworld series, there is also a superficial element to it. However, it does not have a great impact on the story and can be bypassed or disregarded easily.I loved the story progression and the feeling of unraveling a great, dangerous mystery; in addition to the deep sense of danger slithering around every corner. This was definitely my most favored book of the series so far.For the series fans, this book is a must read. There is a lot that happens in this installment that will have considerable influence and consequences on future books.I highly recommend this book to fellow dark urban fantasy readers and look forward to the next book Night Vision due out July 2013.I also recommend:Once Burned (Night Prince, Book 1)Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, Book 1)Shadow's Fall (A Novel of the Shadow World)Bloodstone (A Deadtown Novel)Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood)

  • Jenevieve
    2019-05-27 19:19

    The 3rd book in the Indigo Court series. Cicely and her friends have rescued Grieve but at the cost of their alliance with the vampires and the Summer Queen. In desperation, they turn to the Consortium, the preeminent magical guild, for help. Now, to regain the good will of Lainule, they must dare to enter the heart of Myst's realm. But as Cicely and Grieve embark on their search for the heartstone of Summer, Myst, the Queen of Winter, is already wrecking her terrifying revenge.I was really amazed at just how much was packed into this book. There was lots of action in the previous two books but this one seemed to kick it up a notch. Don't want to give too much away but there is a lot of change of leadership in the supernatural realm. We get to learn a little bit more about the Consortium (and I have a feeling they will be playing a bigger part in later books) and Rhia's and Peyton's backgrounds as well. We've been told that there is more to the history of Grieve and Cicely than has been revealed so far but no clue what it is. Several things do get resolved a bit but so much more gets set-up. Love this series!

  • Ivy
    2019-05-25 17:37

    4 starsAnother good story. RIP Heather. Glad that Peyton was able to meet her father, Rex. Also glad that they were able to save Lainule and Rhiannon was able to find out who her father is/was. Yay!!! Rhiannon and Cicely will be queens. Wonder what will happen with Lannon as Regent and Geoffrey out. Also weird that Leo got turned into a vampire. Can't wait to read Night Vision!!!!

  • Jackie
    2019-06-02 22:24

    It has to said that with each book the dynamics in the series shift more and more towards Cicely and Grieve's favor with the end result being an HEA for the pair once they defeat Myst once and for all.There is a lot of headway made toward that goal in this 3rd book of the series, but not quite yet have they accomplished their goal.The betrayals that started in Night Veil are explained as well as explored in more depth in Night Seeker, much to the readers enjoyment what started out as a handicap has been dealt with by the addition of new players in the game who are willing to aid Cicely and the rest to oust Myst.There is much violent, bloody action in this book as the fighting amongst the different supernatural factions gets pretty intense every time they come together as antagonists.With some surprising changes for Cicely and her cousin Rhiannon there are going to be more exciting twists in book 4 Night Vision that I am looking forward to reading in the near future.

  • Renee
    2019-06-13 17:41

    I was so looking forward to reading this book after Night Veil, but I guess I had my hopes set too high because I was bored and disappointed. I thought that Grieve and Cicely were a snoozefest, and if not for the sexy, hedonistic vamp, Lannan, my rating would have been 2 stars. It did have the usual good fantasy storyline, but the fantasy scenes were too long and drawn out for me and I found myself looking ahead to see how many pages I had left to slog through--not a good thing and a sure indication that the book just wasn't doing it for me. I even stopped reading at 65%--put the book down and read some other things for a week jic my mind wasn't in the right place, but when I picked it back up, unfortunately it hadn't gotten any better. If not for my hopes of the next book getting back to the good stuff of the last 2, I probably would have given up about 2/3 the way through. So why 3 stars? Lannan and the last 80 or so pages. Those who love fantasy (and I'm talking fairy tale fantasy, not urban fantasy) will probably enjoy this MUCH more than I did.I'm not giving up though. Lannan made Cicely a promise and there's no way I'm going to miss how it plays out!

  • Beth
    2019-05-20 00:28

    Cicely and the gang are once again on the run. Living in a warehouse, they are not only on the run from Myst and the Shadow Hunters. Cicely did not go along with the vampire and summer queen's plan to turn Cicely into a “Myst” like hybrid so they are also isolated from the vampires and the summer queen, Lainule. Cicely decides she must retrieve Lainule’s heart stone from the depths of Myst kingdom, to save the summer queen and her allegance. Taking on this journey that will change both Cicely and Rhia's fate forever!Wow, Night Seeker is non-stop, action packed! Incredible revelations are revealed. Of course, Yasmine Galenorn didn’t disappoint in the romance, sex, sexual tension and all around heat of her characters, but she didn’t overwhelm the story with it either. This is a great series! Great story! 5 Stars!

  • Heather
    2019-06-01 20:37

    Haven't been able to put it down. I read the first 60% the first night. If I didn't have to work I just might have finished the book! I just love these people and I really want to see what happens with Lannan and Cicely now that he is in his new though temporary position! I think it could be HOT!!!!Ok So finished it last night! Sometimes I hate the way I'm left wanting more! This is one of those times. Felt like a total cliff hanger. Lannan was a fav in this one. And I can't wait to see what thee future holds for all of them in the next book. I hate the wait. I wish I had found this series once it was finished because I could just sit down and knock it out! These characters are so like able. Even if you hate them you love to hate them. The only one i have an issue with is Grieve and he's just become a bore in this book but I hope he'll get better in the next one.

  • Melissa
    2019-05-24 17:32

    Enter the world of the Fae, Shifters, Magic, Vampires and more...Nothing is as it seems and enemies become friends. Cicely is back trying to protect her friends and loved ones as she settles the score with Myst, who wants nothing more than to end her life. This tale culminates the battle for Summer vs. Winter as everyone lays their lives on the line to protect their town. Ms. Galenorn's tales are deep and rich with world building. Her characters are unique and conflicted. They aren't white or black but shades of gray. Cicely is in love with one man but is turned on by another. She wants to do what is right but her conscience holds her back. Fans of Ms. Galenorn's Otherworld series will love this book.

  • Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)
    2019-06-09 17:15

    WOW! this book was intense. A lot happens in this book, at point I was at 20% and my cat stepped on my kindle and lost my place by the time I found, I was quite surprised with how far I really was into the book, with all that was going on. There's a lot of relevant information in this books, that keeps you interested for the upcoming books. Great book, great series, keep up the great work Ms. Galenorn.

  • Carrie (Book Fairy) Fort
    2019-06-15 20:30

    I dragged it out as long as I could but, stayed up until 432 am reading the rest! BRAVO again! I am feeling for next in series! I'm so glad the cousins got what they deserved! This journey has been so long for the girls! I want to say more but, don't wanna ruin it! It's great!!

  • Bibliofiendlm
    2019-06-01 17:29

    3.5 stars. I'm not as sold on this series as the Sisters of the Moon. I miss the D'Artigo sisters.

  • Morgana
    2019-06-14 22:39

    I LOVED IT...once I started I could not put it down...WOW!!!!!!!! No other writer can write about the Fae like Yasmine Galenorn...she is the absolute best!

  • Kathy Davie
    2019-05-16 22:40

    Third in the Indigo Court urban fantasy series revolving around two cousins and their friends.My TakeIt's heavy-handed, melodramatic , and all too easy. Sure there are a number of dramatic moments: a hunt and battles. But when you take a step back, they are only moments---sweet, romantic, terror-filled, and fearful---and their conclusions are too simple. But hey, at least we have the clichéd protagonist who can't be bothered to stop for a minute to learn the negative side effects. Oops, gotta stop and grab that eyeball that rolled right out o' me eye socket...I was curious as to how Galenorn would handle the big reveal to Ysandra when Cicely confesses to their deception. Yawn. And what's with all the mention of werewolves in the stories so far? They pop up once or twice to what...add a hairy experience? Nothing ever involves them. So...why? We do get the back story on how Cherish and Shy meet. It's so sweet...yawn… Such potential with Geoffrey and Leo. Good thing Galenorn decided to wait...wouldn't want to tire the boys out too fast. Of course, we have to endure the big dramatic moments of Cicely's cheesy blind acceptance of how her choices will change her fate. No, there's nothing wrong with this; it's actually very admirable. Unfortunately, Galenorn has set me up like Pavlov's dog---a dramatic moment that will flatline and die off.I do enjoy the characters. They love and care for each other and yet have suffered such losses. Losses more obvious in the tell of the story than in the show. Intellectually, I can empathize, but Galenorn doesn't make me feel it.It's sad because Galenorn has a great plot with so much potential. Potential that fizzles with the snow that will melt in the spring.There's also the melodrama of it with patches of cliché worked in. Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to the next in the series, Night Vision---mostly because I always have to know what happens next, but it's not a story I feel compelled to own. The StoryIt's official. Their not-so-happy group have banded together as the Moon Spinners per the Consortium requirements. But they're still in hiding in the warehouse with the Shadow Hunters, Fae, and Vampires hunting for them, even as the Queen of Summer lies dying.Nothing will stay as it seems, and the old order will be overturned in too many ways to count.The CharactersCicely Waters is a witch who manipulates the Air, shapeshifts into an owl, and is soulmated to Grieve. Ulean is the Air Elemental Lainule asked Grieve to bind to Cicely's service. Aunt Heather was taken and turned in Night Myst, 1; all that's left alive of the family is Cicely's cousin Rhiannon Roland, a witch who manipulates fire. And has her own shape!A prince of summer, Grieve was turned by Myst into a Vampiric Fae, a fate he battles daily. Chatter, his best friend and cousin, is in love with Rhiannon. Wrath, Cicely's father, is the King of Rivers and Rushes, Lainule's consort. And the owl who has been training Cicely to shift. Lainule is the Queen of Summer, terrified by possible loss into choosing wrongful alliances. The Maiden of Knowledge was a great opportunity for some drama—guess Galenorn was tired that day.Peyton Moon Runner, a half-werepuma and half-magic-born, is about to meet Rex, the father she doesn't remember.Kaylin Chen is a 101-year-old martial arts sensei and dreamwalker possessed by a night-veil demon. And he is falling for the bard, Luna. Zoey is with the Akazzani, a source that may have a way to rescue Grieve.Geoffrey the Great is the Northwest Regent for the Vampire Nation and he's determined to turn Cicely, to use her. Leo Bryne was Geoffrey's day runner who made his preferences known in Night Veil, 2. Erik is another day runner who has made some bad choices. Icarus is a vampire who runs Inley, an underground club for vampires. Regina Altos is the Emissary to the Crimson Court, her brother's twin and lover, and one terrifying vampire; her brother, Lannan, is a professor at the Conservatory, a sadistic, cruel vampire who wants Cicely above all things. Juliana is part of Lannan's stable.Ysandra Petros is from the Consortium, who knows much more than expected.Myst, Queen of the Indigo Court, was fae and Geoffrey's lover before Geoffrey turned her, making her so much more powerful than he. When that powerful, who needs partners?The Vein Lords, a.k.a., the Crimson Court, a.k.a., the Vampire Nation, are the vampires. Yummanii are the fully human. The Consortium is a worldwide organization of supernaturals, who, along with the Vein Lords and certain officials, run the world. Akazzani are a group of historians---yummanii and magic-born---who bear silent witness to the events around them. The Moon Spinners are the new magical society in New Forest. What's left of the city anyway.The CoverThe cover is a chilling foreshadowing of what is to come, and it's all about Cicely. A dark night brightened by the snowy landscape, by her head an owl roosts on a branch overhanging the icy stream near which Cicely crouches in her deep royal blue u-shaped tank top, her tattoos visible, wearing black leather pants and calf-high stiletto boots. One hand on her hip, the other crossing a thigh and holding a dripping dagger, Cicely is confident and challenging.The title finds me clueless. Could the Night Seeker be one of the vampires, a Vampiric Fae seeking to avoid the light-rage, or is it a euphemism for death?

  • Tricia
    2019-05-21 17:30

    I feel that each one is getting harder and harder to read and not for lack of story, I just cannot get with the characters. My favorite has to be Chatter and I think this is because he is the only one who seems real. The others even in their emotional times just seem so flat. I continue on because I feel there is potential to the story and the over all arc is enjoyable but I just do not like most of the characters....I was super hoping that this was the end as well, and was disappointed in the fact that I will now have to slug through another to get any closure...

  • Francais Parker
    2019-05-26 20:45

    World Building: A++Mythology: A++Feels: A+Suspense: A+Plot-Twists: A++Villains: AGirl Power: A++Guy-Hero: A+Love-Interests: A+The world that Galenorn has built is captivating and the mythology she created for the very foundation of this series is fascinating. Very immersive. The conflicts, politics and intrigue are enthralling.For you clean-readers: this book DOES have mature content. You'll need to do some self-editing or scene-skipping to read this one.

  • Katherine Moss
    2019-05-20 23:27

    This series isn't over yet ... clearly.

  • Kristina
    2019-05-20 20:42

    ill be doing a series review as soon as I finish the last two...but I loved it.

  • Kelcey
    2019-06-12 22:32

    Two words: Brain candy!

  • Dorothea Müller
    2019-05-31 18:39

    Cicely hat ihren Geliebten Grieven zurück bekommen. Doch neue Feinde sind dazu gekommen, aber auch Verbündete. Jetzt heißt es alle zu warnen und den Kampf gegen die Winterkönigin Myst zu beginnen.Spannend beginnt es und geht gleich dort weiter wo Eishauch geendet hat. Man fragt sich wie Cicley das alles aushält. Die Kälte kann man auch als Leser spüren, ich habe mir gleich meine Kuscheldecke geholt und eine heiße Schokolade dazu. Natürlich sorgt die Leidenschaft zwischen Cicely und Grieven für manche heiße Stellen. Doch sonst wird es eher kalt und düster. Ein paar sehr interessante und überraschende Wendungen lassen die Spannung steigen und man fragt sich mehr als einmal ob der Krieg zu gewinnen ist. Taschentücher werden auch benötigt und evtl. etwas zur Aggressionsbewältigung. :) Leider ist es das letzte Band, dass auf Deutsch übersetzt worden ist.  Obwohl man das Ende auch als "Ende" ansehen kann. Natürlich gibt es aber noch weitere Bände. 

  • Katie
    2019-05-20 00:21

    This novel was a bit more interesting than the last one. Which is partially because of all the action that happened within it. Otherwise, this novel would have been exactly like the others in this series. It even has the same tone as the others, which is enough as is. If it had gone any further it would have made this novel a bore beyond belief. An thank goodness that didn't happen.After everything that Cicely has done to protect Grieve she's finally succeeded. Grieve is now back with her and out of Myst's evil clutches. But even if he's physically free of her he'll never be mentally free. Because Grieve will always be a part of the Indigo Court, and part of Myst as well. Even if he doesn't want to believe it himself. However, Cicely could care less about any of that. All that she cares about is that Grieve is back with her. The fact that he has a somewhat control over his hunger is just an added bonus for her. But now Cicely's actions have cost her an allegiance Lainule you, and the vampires are furious at her. Cicely deliberately went against their commands to rescue Grieve and now they want nothing to do with her. The only reason that Lainule calls out to Cecilia is because she's dying. Otherwise, she would have stuck by her decision. But with Summer losing her control, Winter starts to move forward. And now Myst is in the process of making it permanently Winter forever. But not if Cicely has anything to do with it. Because without Summer there'd be no balance left. So Cicely makes a choice that will ultimately change her fate forever. For her choice is to go after Lainule's heartstone, so that Summer can still have a chance to live again. But the road to it is a dangerous one, full of many perils. For many different creatures are guarding the heartstone, and they won't let Cicely take it without a fight first. And if Cicely isn't careful they may decide that she's the bigger threat.This novel would be considered an adult urban fantasy romance novel. However, it can be found in the romance section at any bookstore. Mostly due to the fact that Yasmine Galenorn is a romantic type of author. But even with this in mind, this novel still had a lot of paranormal aspects to it. Such as witches, vampires, fae, and so much more. An all of this combined with it's plot has made an interesting read. But even then it was still easily deciphered. You can see exactly where the plot is going most of the time. Which made this a lackful read at times. However, I personally still love Yasmine Galenorn's novels. So while this review may not be the best I still recommend that you give it a try. Because even the most boring novels a surprise you at times.*Read on April 25th, 2017

  • Vannessa
    2019-06-06 16:42

    This 3rd book in this series was much better than the 2nd and lots more progress was made in terms of claiming back the Golden Forest from Myst, the leader of the Vampiric Fae, who is determined to kill everyone in the town of New Forest and turn the world to ice and snow. This book left off where the previous one finished, with the effects of various betrayals still playing on the mind of our main character, Cicely Waters. After Myst's Shadow Hunters burnt down her house, Cicely, Rhiannon, her cousin and their other friends and surprisingly Lannan Altos, a vampire who at the minute is playing as an ally, but one with an agenda of his own, all hide out in an abandoned warehouse trying to work out what they can do next. I felt this was a very busy book and poor Cicely didn't have a minute's peace for a lot of the time and the minutes she did have she spent either in the shower or having lots of sex with her boyfriend Grieve, much to Lannan's despisal. Cicely had to save Laniule, the fae Queen of Rivers and Rushes, from fading and to stop Myst getting hold of something that will destroy Laniule once and for all. Cicely does do so, but doesn't realise that the things that would happen along the way will change her life for good, maybe not necessarily for the better either.The gang go off after Myst in full force and whilst I was expecting more from the fight, they manage to scare her off and begin to turn the tides in their favour for once. I was hoping for the big fight between Cicely and Myst to be more than it was, but I guess the big battle is not yet to be. I did actually think this series was only a trilogy for some reason so that was why I was expecting more, so when the book ended at 91% and Cicely hadn't won the war, I was very surprised, but I should have realised that there wasn't enough space left in the book for the war to end anyway! This series is a fantastic dark urban fantasy. The main characters are great; all of them have their own powers which make them strong, but together they are almost a formidable force to be reckoned with. Cicely has changed so much since the beginning of the this series and really has come into her own with her powers becoming stronger, although she does need to learn more control over them. The only character I have an issue with is Lannan - he scares me with the idea of what he just might do to Cicely, but I'm glad that Regina has become a bit more willing to help Cicely at times with him. Vampire stalkers are never a good thing!Now I must get the next book in this series. There's only 2 more to go before it finishes and I really hope that it gets better and better from now on.

  • Darkand
    2019-06-02 21:20

    This is the third book in the Indigo Court series and I'm really enjoying it. I'm glad I started this series by reading the first two books because even though the author does a good job of trying to fill in the blanks for a new reader, you really do need to start with book one to fully appreciate all of the nuances and abilities of the many varied characters and their wonderfully complicated relationships. The story is so well plotted with plenty of dark & twisty turns around unexpected corners and the characters are nicely fleshed out with room to expand upon many of their backstories. It has been fascinating to watch Cicely and Grieve grow & discover each other again as well as seeing Rhia & Chatter's relationship finally blossoming. While I love the main characters, I think it's the combination of the many creative and intelligently crafted secondary characters that has captured my attention and I can't wait to find out more about them. Yes, I want to see where this war is going between Myst & well, the rest of the world but, in my heart, what I'm truly hoping to find is a HEA for Kaylin, Luna, and yes - dare I say it - especially for Lannan. I can't help it, I'm such a sucker for the tormented & reluctant hero trope and I see Lannan in that role...for now. One small sour note that I feel the need to express is about some of the sex scenes. There were two occasions of Grieve & Cicely mating that just had me scratching my head & wondering..why? Don't get me wrong, I certainly enjoyed them. They were definitely well written and filled with sexy goodness but the timing was just off - way off. With these two scenes, I was looking for the pizza delivery guy or something and in the background I could hear the bow-chicka-wow-wow music thumping away. They just seemed to suddenly drop everything and jump in the sack for no apparent reason. Aside from that (and seriously, I'm not complaining about the quantity or quality of smexy because I really do love when Cicely & Grieve get together, I'm just wondering about the sudden dip into porn territory)this book has me on the edge of my seat most of the time, just waiting with bated breath to see if everyone comes out of each battle unscathed or if this author will take a page from George R.R. Martin or the writers of 'The Walking Dead' and start killing off the characters I have come to know & love. And so I go...into the woods I to delve into book 4.FTC Advisory: I won a copy of this book through the GoodReads First Reads program. No compensation for my review was given.

  • Joshua Burns
    2019-06-12 17:19

    As Seen on Seeker elegantly slaps the urban world with that of the fantasy world. I am taking much of my inspiration from Galenorn’s words at the end of the book in which she states she always intended for this series to be a dark Faerie tale.Certainly the grittiness is in full effect from the get-go (here I will clarify that this is the third book in a series of which I have not read either one or two; as you can tell from the number of paws, however, I am going to track the starter books down too).Cicely Waters, a last name I am not sold on as I am surprisingly unsold on a lot of the names in this book with the major culprit being Grieve, Cicely’s predestined mate, and posse are on the lam, crashing in an abandoned warehouse, and putting in effect early the kill without question mandate.A lot of “people” die in this book, which should clue you into just how many NPC’s there are on top of the already generous character list, a character list which is reiterated it appears on every page, in which we must be reminded of just who has the lead and who’s bringing up the tail end of the line.At first, I liked these descriptions because they reinforce that Cicely is traveling in a party, a party in which many different alliances (werepuma, some sort of demon, vampire, song-girl, Summer king, were-pillar of flame) are critical.As far as jumping into the series, if anyone dares to jump off that cliff as I have, a lot of backstory is provided from page one all the way up until the end, so by no means, do I endorse my behavior, but this wouldn’t be the worst starting place.My feelings toward the ending have to be fairly deflated since this book does mark the middle of the series, in which a large turn is made that will irrevocably effect the events of book four and five.Unfortunately, as so often happens when you come into a series’ or let’s just say for the sake of simplification a movie’s middle point, the “stakes” if that’s what you really go in for (personally, and this book has droves of it, I’m a flavor buff, you know colorful descriptions and like I said this book has it in droves, bringing in a lot of the gold and crispness of autumn, which very much makes me wish Galenorn had selected a more twilit cover, like the shadow of branches on a rock, and had included more characters on the cover since this is such a team-oriented, alliance-oriented story), are a little stale/you would not invest in this restaurant’s stake’s recipe.Highlights include: a diverse cast and a little spelunking.

  • Margaret
    2019-05-27 17:42

    *Eons ago, vampires tried to turn the dark Fae to harness their magic, only to create a demonic enemy more powerful than they could have imagined. Now, the Vampiric Fae are on the move, hunting anyone in their path. As the war with the vampires ratchets up, Myst, Queen of the Indigo Court, enshrouds New Forest in her chilling grasp. * Cicely Waters, owl shifter and Wind Witch, has rescued the Fae Prince Grieve at a great cost. Their reunion has lost them the allegiance of the Summer Queen--and the tolerance of the vampires. In desperation they turn to the Consortium for help. Now, to regain the good will of Lainule, they must dare to enter the heart of Myst's realm. But as Cicely and Grieve embark on their search for the heartstone of Summer, Winter is already wreaking her terrifying revenge.### Review"Yasmine Galenorn's imagination is a beautiful thing."—*Fresh Fiction* "Yasmine Galenorn is a sheer force of nature, a sorceress whose wand and cup are ink and paper. The magick she weaves with the written word is iresistible."—Maggie Shayne, *New York Times* bestselling author### About the AuthorYasmine Galenorn is the bestselling author of two urban fantasy series: the Sisters of the Moon series and the Indigo Court series. She has also written mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime, as well as nonfiction metaphysical books. Her books have hit the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists numerous times. Yasmine has been in the Craft for over thirty years, is a shamanic witch, and describes her life as a blend of teacups and tattoos. She lives in Bellevue, Washington, with her husband Samwise and their cats. Cassandra Campbell has recorded nearly two hundred audio books and directed many more. She has been nominated for and won multiple Audie Awards, as well as the prestigious Odyssey Award. She has received numerous starred audio reviews in both Publishers Weekly and Library Journal as well as fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. Cassandra was also named a Best Voice by AudioFile for 2009 and 2010.

  • Goldingurl
    2019-05-28 00:22

    Ceciley hasn't had an easy return to the town she called home when she was little. all she wanted was to return to the place that had been a happy place in her memories but when she came back nothing was as it should have been.In this installment we find our heroine smack-dab in the middle of the war with allies becoming few and far between she has some harsh choices to make and worse at every turn she questions herself. With allies keeping secrets and enemies closing in she has a lot on her plate not to mention she just found out she's half fae. She is now faced with more choices save her step mother or let her die and summer fade away forever, not a hard choice but they fae keep giving her bits of information that only succeed in confusing her. She is determined to save her step mother regardless of what it cost her, kill her mother from another lifetime all the while keeping the bad guys at bay, and saving her one true love....all in a days work for our little Ceciley.this story line is involved there's a lot going on and each character has their own issues and there's all kinds of deception, lies and half-truths going on. Eventually it all seems clear and the enemy to all is clear as well regardless of how the various factions feel about one another they all must ban together to stop myst the evil queen of winter before she freezes the entire town.My little annoyance: this is book three.... it's always book three for me while no part of this story can be called slow it dragged on for me..not sure how to explain exactly but it did personally. Also lots of naughty little moments in this installment more so than the others.overall the book was good and the story keeps turning in new directions, can't wait to see what happens in the next two installments....just have to wait a year! :P

  • LilyElement
    2019-05-21 22:22

    Cicely Waters returns in book 3 of the Indigo Court series. Multitalented, she is witch that is able to control wind, as well as being part Cambyra Faethe (shifting fae) she is able to shift into an owl. Cicely is joined by her friends and loved ones which are in hiding from Myst, the Queen of the Indigo Court, and her Shadow Hunters. The city is being terrorized by Myst and her supporters. Cicely and her friends are the only ones that can stop Winter from taking full control.The Summer Queen, Lainule is dying slowly without being near her heartstone. To help gain an edge over Myst, Cicely must try to save Lainule by risking herself to find the Queen’s heartstone. By doing this, Lainule will live and help against Myst in battle. Finding a needle in a haystack that is protected magically isn’t going to be easy, even with the help of her love Grieve and other friends. Cicely and Grieve, are star crossed lovers. Their love spreads over time and cannot be stopped by death. Will there be a happy ending in a world so full of destruction?This installment in the series is full of action and adventure. Cicely is led down a path that I never expected. It will change everything for her and everyone around her. By far, this was my favorite book of this series. I cannot wait to read book 4, to see what will happen. Until then I will hold myself over by reading Yasmine Galenorn’s other series, book 1 can be found HERE.

  • Kristina
    2019-06-08 20:44

    After reading the third installment of the series I've come to the conclusion that there are two reasons I keep reading this series. 1) Lannon Altos, 2) Because I just can't start a series and not finish it. Character development is poor to the point that all the characters become a blur. Everyone talks the same way so it's hard to distinguish one personality to the next. Ya we get it Grieve and Cicily are soul-mates blah blah blah, but there's no realism in their relationship. What kind of real "in love" couple never fights or has a disagreement? I guess this is kind of true of all of the relationships in Yasmine's books, but come on. On top of that Grieve just is isn't the type of character you can fall in love with. He's just so bland and I'm sorry but I can't stand the "yes, dear, whatever you say, dear" type. I can appreciate that he's supportive of her but again, where is his personality? Lannon Altos is the only character I can really appreciate. Elegant, dominant, and he shows more human emotion than any other character. I honestly can't understand why Cicily wouldn't want to get with Altos after being bored out of her mind with the monotonous and bland Grieve. I'm sure I'll end up reading Night Vision next year but if she doesn't give in to Altos soon I might just give up on this series altogether. (Okay, probably not..)

  • Kayla
    2019-05-18 20:26

    Book three in the Indigo Court series by Yasmine Galenorn is once again jam packed with action and news. Now that Cicely has her prince back, yes good ole Grieve is back from the evil clutches of Myst. He is still not fully healed, but is able to stand the light of day once more, which helps them. They are still hiding out after the fire that burned down the veil house in the warehouse that has been converted to suit their needs. Lannon is still lusting after our fair Cicely and when he gets the first opportunity he moves her, and the rest of the gang, into his new house. After the betrayal of Gregory and Leo Lannan is announced as the new Regent from the Crimson Court. It is only once he has moved her into his house that the reader discovers why Yasmine always placed such an emphasis on Cicely having an allergy to fish and shellfish. Once of Lannan's blood whores accidentally serves her lobster and bang Cicely is down on the ground about to die. She is saved of course and just in time for the big battle with Myst. Question is will Myst be captured/defeated during this? Will Lainule get her heart stone back? Who is Rhiannon's father? What does the future have in store for this cousins? All this will be answered in book three but it may only leave the reader with more questions.

  • Kim
    2019-06-12 16:34

    Keeping in mind that I adore this series and I am a total fangirl.... This was one of the best books in the series so far (for me).A lot of things happening. We are finding out more about the relationship between the cousins and the importance of the their births. Relationships are solidifying. There is a ton of action against Myst and the Indigo Court. new factions will come into play and new alliances will be formed. There are still those characters you love to hate, mainly Lanna Altos and his sister Regina. Gregory and Leo are in the background and will sure to be an issue in upcoming books. If anything this book was all about the couples and sitting the precedent for then next big swing in the series. BTW I completely approve of where this series is heading. (Was it me or did Peyton and Lanna share pointed looks?) Eh, I could just be reading into things. I was surprised in only one part and that was who would be the new Winter Queen, not the person becoming a Queen, just in the fact that they become the WINTER Queen. Very interesting.. Anyhow without spoiling the story..5 stars for me. If you have enjoyed the rest of the series so far, then this book should make you happy. :)