Title: Heart of the Fae
Author: Emma Hamm
First published November 17, 2017
350 pages, ebook
ISBN: 9780999424421 (ISBN10: 0999424424)
Irish Mythology merges with Beauty and the Beast in this enchanting retelling of the classic fairytale. Once upon a time…
A terrible sickness ravages through the land of Uí Néill, leaving Sorcha’s father with a few months to live. Desperate to save her kin, Sorcha strikes a deal with a dangerous Fae.
She must embark on an arduous journey across the sea, through the treacherous realms of merrows and kelpies, to find a forgotten king on a crumbling throne. Eamonn, the rightful king of Seelie Fae, was once a champion of honor, freedom, and duty.
But his twin brother betrayed him by plunging a blade into his back, which caused crystals to grow from the wound, shattering his skin and bones. His people exiled him to a cursed island, where he now reigns as the king of criminals and fools.
Sorcha must rally the help of brownies, pixies, and will-o’-the-wisps to break through Eamonn’s crystalline barrier and convince him to take back his stolen throne. But in the process, Sorcha may find herself dangerously close to stealing his beastly heart.
About the Author
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In Heart of the Fae, Emma Hamm delivers a captivating fantasy world with vivid descriptions and complex characters. Published on November 17, 2017, Hamm immerses readers in a world of faeries, where magic reigns supreme and danger lurks around every corner.
With the rise of popular books like A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, and The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, Hamm’s novel is a must-read for any fantasy lover.
Hamm’s world-building is impeccable, with richly detailed descriptions that transport readers into the faerie realm. Her characters are also highly dynamic, with each individual’s strengths and flaws affecting both the plot and the other characters.
The story follows the journey of Neve, a human girl who finds herself trapped in the faerie realm, and Lorcan, a mysterious fae whose life becomes intertwined with Neve’s. The conflict arises when the two realize their growing feelings for each other, a taboo that could bring destruction to both their worlds.
Hamm expertly balances the romance and action elements of the novel, keeping readers fully engaged from the opening chapter. As the story progresses, Hamm explores the idea of what it means to be human or fae, as well as the consequences of breaking societal norms.
These powerful themes resonate with readers of all ages and make the book highly relevant in today’s world. While Heart of the Fae is a beautifully written novel, it does have a few flaws.
Some readers may find the pacing to be slow, and the world-building may be too complex for those not familiar with the genre. However, Hamm’s writing style more than makes up for any weaknesses, and her vivid descriptions and masterful storytelling will keep readers invested until the very end.
Overall, Heart of the Fae is a fantastic addition to the fantasy genre, and Hamm’s talent as a writer is evident. Readers searching for a captivating romance with complex characters and an intricate world will not be disappointed.
Hamm’s world of faeries is truly something special, making this a book that should not be missed. I highly recommend Heart of the Fae to both young adult and adult fantasy fans alike.
With its mature themes and beautiful prose, it’s a novel that is sure to stay with readers long after the final page. 4.5/5