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Midnight Never Come - Marie Brennan
Midnight Never Come
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England flourishes under the hand of its Virgin Queen: Elizabeth, Gloriana, last and most powerful of the Tudor monarchs. But a great light casts a great shadow.In hidden catacombs beneath London, a second Queen holds court: Invidiana, ruler of faerie England, and a dark mirror to the glory... show more
England flourishes under the hand of its Virgin Queen: Elizabeth, Gloriana, last and most powerful of the Tudor monarchs. But a great light casts a great shadow.In hidden catacombs beneath London, a second Queen holds court: Invidiana, ruler of faerie England, and a dark mirror to the glory above. In the thirty years since Elizabeth ascended her throne, fae and mortal politics have become inextricably entwined, in secret alliances and ruthless betrayals whose existence is suspected only by a few. Two courtiers, both struggling for royal favor, are about to uncover the secrets that lie behind these two thrones. When the faerie lady Lune is sent to monitor and manipulate Elizabeth's spymaster, Walsingham, her path crosses that of Michael Deven, a mortal gentleman and agent of Walsingham's. His discovery of the "hidden player" in English politics will test Lune's loyalty and Deven's courage alike. Will she betray her Queen for the sake of a world that is not hers? And can he survive in the alien and Machiavellian world of the fae? For only together will they be able to find the source of Invidiana's power -- find it, and break it . . . .A breathtaking novel of intrigue and betrayal set in Elizabethan England; Midnight Never Come seamlessly weaves together history and the fantastic to dazzling effect.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780316020299 (031602029X)
Publisher: Orbit
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: Onyx Court (#1)
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The English Student
The English Student rated it
2.0 Midnight Never Come - Marie Brennan
A solid three stars for the majority of the book, reduced to two stars for its irritatingly overblown, happily-ever-after ending. Midnight Never Come is a tale of two courts: the mortal court of Queen Elizabeth I in London and the faerie court below, ruled by the brutal Invidiana. Lady Lune, a dis...
Foggygirl
Foggygirl rated it
5.0 Excellent read
The characters were compelling, the mythology intriguing and I very much look forward to reading more in the series. This book was on my too read list for a long time before I finally got around to reading it. The good news is that it was on my to read list long enough that there are now at least 3...
Elisa
Elisa rated it
3.0 I'm Still Scratching My Head
Finally, after spending time trying to conceptualize my review of Midnight Never Come, I have come up with the perfect metaphor for how I feel about this book. Essentially, I feel like a Chopped judge (I’m sorry for anyone who hasn’t stumbled upon the food network and watched the show). Not just any...
Grack21
Grack21 rated it
0.0 Midnight Never Come
And now for a change of pace.
Gender- and genre-bending
Gender- and genre-bending rated it
5.0 Midnight Never Come
Ok, so this might be the best book about fairies I've ever read. You can't go wrong with Elizabeth I and fairies. Also, I'm not good at writing reviews for books I really love.
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