Ciara here, again. (This is how sadly sleep deprived I am: Even though I successfully blogged yesterday, by today I had already forgotten that I needed to blog again AND I couldn't figure out how to post anything. I have never been such a mental basket case. 10 months of no sleeping will do that to you.)
After yesterday's post where I listed Karen Marie Moning's Fever series under Scottish romances, just because I love it so much, even though it is set in IRELAND, I realized I have to tell you about my Fever love.
Two words: Jericho Barrons
He is a jerk. Rude, unsympathetic, mysterious.....but somehow also hot and heroic. I can't put my finger on it, other than to say KMM writes the best heroes I've ever read. I think Barrons' seven cohorts are going to get their own series and love interests, and I can't wait. Can someone explain to me why Jericho Barrons works? I shouldn't like him so much. (Note: painting Mac's fingernails at the end of the first book is completely out of character.)
The world building is, of course, also excellent. KMM greatly expands the Tuatha de Danon mythology that she started in the Highlander series. We learn all about the Dark Unseelie Court, the missing king and concubine. She creates some scary-as-all-get-out monsters.
In my humble opinion, the story could have been told neatly in three books. A few fewer characters. A little less philosophizing. But the characters and relationships coupled with the world building make this a certain reread for me.
Have you read the Fever series? Thoughts? Who was your favorite character? Do you think Dani is the heroine of KMM's next work? Is there a series you like better?