Thirteen years fleeing witch hunters and the looming threat of death. Nineteen-year-old Remy knows she is possibly the last red witch alive, and she is determined to stay that way. The Northern Court King has slaughtered her home court and placed a bounty on red witch heads.
When four fae warriors enter her tavern refuge, Remy tries to flee, but her magic isn’t strong enough to stop a fae prince on a mission. The handsome Prince Hale of the Eastern Kingdom wants to stop a war with the Northern Court before his kingdom befalls the same fate as Remy’s. He needs a red witch and Remy may be the only person alive who can help him. Can she really trust Prince Hale? Can her fallen court be resurrected from the evil clutches of the Northern Court King? For the chance to save herself, her people, and help defeat the Northern King, Remy must put her faith in Hale and his companions on a dangerous quest to find lost relics.
Publisher: AK Mulford Published Date: 10th August 2021
Author’s Website: https://akmulford.com/
I will start by saying that there are an incredible amount of similarities to a certain well-known Fae series. I’m not mad about it, but let’s be transparent. That said, what a pleasant surprise this book turned out to be!
This was a great, fast-paced, and steamy read. Just the thing to help ease me out of my reading slump.
Remy & Hale are both likeable; the chemistry is evident from their first meeting, and it only gets better as their relationship develops. At times, I found the supporting characters much more interesting, though, and I was glad to find out this is a series centred on a different character in each book. The third instalment is a sapphic romance, and I’m looking forward to it.
So, because there is a different couple for each book, you should expect things to move quickly. As is the norm with the ‘Mates’ trope.
This book has plenty of action, and the climatic conclusion is thrilling. I recommend this if you enjoy an easy read fantasy romance or if you need a palate cleanser after reading something heavier. Be sure to research the content warnings.
“Make sure you cast as many stones into that water before you go, so you may watch those ripples for centuries to come.”The High Mountain Court – A.K Mulford