Yasmine Galenorn is back with a brand new series! If you have enjoyed her Otherworld series, you’ll be sure to enjoy her new Indigo Court series that has a fresh new story line and set of characters to be captivated by.
Cicely Waters is returning back to her home to the only family she has left. After living most of her life on the streets with her drug addicted, blood-whore mother, who has been dead for two years, she is being called back to New Forest Washington. Though happy to be reunited with her aunt and cousin, the homecoming is filled with danger. Her family and all the people of New Forest, both humans and magic-born, are in terrible danger. People are either vanishing alarmingly quickly or they are being found viciously murdered. Cicely can both sense and see a dark, malevolent shadow covering the town, but it is the forest that seems to be the center of where unspeakable evil is emanating from.
It has been thirteen years since Cicely has been back in New Forest, and thirteen years since she left behind her first love, Grieve, a Fae prince, who she still loves deeply. It is not long before Cicely is reunited with Grieve, but the reunion is not what Cicely was hoping for. Grieve has changed so significantly, and negatively, that Cicely isn’t sure if he holds even an ounce of who and what he used to be. It seems as though the evil that permeates the forest has also affected Grieve.
Collaborating with her wind elemental, Ulean, Cicely tries to unveil and stop the evil that has taken the lives of so many. Even the Vein Lords, or vampires, of New Forest are worried about the sinister presence and feel that they are no longer at the top of the food chain. They worry for their own existence, believing that what is in the forest could possibly bring about the demise of their immortality. The Vein Lords offer Cicely a chance to work with them, an offer that she cannot refuse…literally.
I have enjoyed reading Night Myst. One of the aspects that I absolutely love about this book is that it is easy to follow. Throughout the story there are constant reminders to let you know who is who, what has happened, and what is happening now. There was never a need to flip back pages and retrace my steps. Characters are well defined, a trait that I have come to believe that Ms. Galenorn is quite talented in. I am excited to read the new adventures in the next book of this series.