I was intrigued by such an innocent looking cover, which was obviously fantasy and involved Fey and Elves whose stories I usually enjoy…
Author: Jaye Edgerton
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
When Erik, a human scholar and amateur mage, sets out to find Alfheim, the legendary home of the light-elves, he has nothing to lose. His village suffers under a mysterious Unending Winter, and his lover died in a hunting accident while trying to find food. Erik wants to find a way to end the cold, but he doesn’t expect a beautiful but Winter-cursed fey lord who wants him for his champion—and his bedmate.
Lord Therial is an elemental creature, tied to the land, and the elves of his kingdom revere him like a spoiled but rightful ruler. A spell cast by a rival fey locks him and his little corner of Alfheim into a perpetual Winter that seems connected to the one afflicting Erik’s home. If Erik fails to defeat the enemy, both realms will remain trapped forever.
I loved this novella from beginning to end and I wish it had been longer, so that I could have had more of the enjoyment. If the author continues to write fantasy like this I shall surely be reading more by them. The world building is excellent and reminiscent of Norse myths. The whole story is very atmospheric and the beautiful descriptions of the winter covered land and its fey lord made me feel the cold whilst reading. The relationship between Erik and Therial is sexual and ethereal at the same time. The hidden information remains hidden until the author sees fit to inform the reader, there is no guessing to ruin the story. The Winter Lord is rich in imagery and my only complaint is, as I said before, that I wanted to remain in this world for longer with a novel rather than a novella.
This story also contained the most romantic description of rimming that I’ve read in a while,
Therial pulled his knees up, spreading himself as Erik eased him open with his tongue’s promises of what his manhood had to offer
I would like to thank Jaye Edgerton and Dreamspinner Press for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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