Release Date-October 15th 2017
Kindle Edition-219 pages
In the beginning, there was darkness.
Before he met Callie, before he became the Bargainer, there was Desmond Flynn, the bastard son of a scribe. A boy born to a weak mother, cursed with little magic, and destined to marry a slave.
But fate had something else in mind.
Till darkness dies.
From the barren caves of Arestys to the palace of Somnia to the streets of earth, this is how Desmond Flynn, a fairy who began with nothing, became the Emperor of Evening Stars.
The Emperor of Evening Stars by Laura Thalassa
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Beginning 270 years ago this is the story of Desmond Flynn and his origins. From the caves of Arestys to Barbos The City Of Thieves after his mother’s murder. His time spent amongst the brotherhood The Angels Of Small Death. With a Prophecy and a hidden destiny to fulfil fate’s path leads him along with his close friend Malaki to join the Night Kings military, a means to an end and a way to get closer to his father so he can attempt to take him out and finally achieve vengeance for his mother’s senseless death. These are the events and experiences that have forged Desmond into the fairy and king he is today. This was a fascinating insight into Desmond’s true character and what makes him tick and after reading this, I feel like I know him intimately. His humble origins and life lessons giving him a slice of humanity that you don’t usually get in a fairy. Desmond’s compassion towards humans was there to witness in his early life but I was very surprised with his initial inbred prejudices when it came to him learning his mate to be was a human and then so pleased to see him evolve from this limited and bias mindset and embrace his forthcoming destiny. Loved experiencing the bond from Desmond’s side and learning just what goes on in our Bargainers head. It really gave me a whole new insight into just how much he loves and cherishes his human/siren mate. It was beautiful just watching him take care of her just for the want of her comfort and happiness. I think I now love Desmond even more if that’s possible, and the desperation and panic he felt after her final wish and he realised the price it had exacted hurt my heart.
Loved experiencing this all from Desmond’s POV and I am looking forward to getting stuck into the final book in this brilliant series.