Some families in this eternally dark village are fortunate; their ancestors – the first surviving humans after the Last War – made bargains with dark fae royals and warriors.
My family is one of the lucky ones.
Or so I thought…
The seventh prince of the realm comes to collect his yearly bounty. And what he wants to take is no longer the midnight apples from the field we harvest.
He wants to take me–
April, a sickly human of no use to anyone, let alone a dark fae prince.
Black World is a part of the Dark Fae universe. This is the third series in that universe.
It’s a novella rapid-release series designed for KU readers. Box set options are available for the purchase-to-read readers.
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THIS REVIEW IS BASED ON THE FIRST FIVE© SENTENCES OF THIS BOOK, NEW WORLD: BOOK 1 BY QUINN BLACKBIRD. THIS BOOK IS FREE FOR THE KINDLE APP AS OF 9/20/2021. IT DOES NOT HAVE AN AUDIBLE SAMPLE OR OPTION. AS ALWAYS, THIS REVIEW IS BASED ON MY, JENNIFER STARKS, OPINION OF THE FIRST FIVE© SENTENCES OF THIS BOOK.
Sentence One: Stories of the old world never fail to capture me.
THOUGHTS: This is one of the most interesting first sentences I’ve ever read. The words make sense. They are lyrical and possess great flow, but something about it baffles and intrigues me. My thoughts are, in no particular order; is that sentence right? It sounds…odd. New world? What happened to the old world? What about the old world “captures” the MC? Basically? One sentence has stirred the ole grey matter and I LOVE it.
Sentence Two: Tales of light and suns and moons and stars illuminating a world where the dark fae didn’t rule us, and cities that stood taller than the highest tree.
THOUGHTS: I haven’t read a fae book in a long, long time. This sentence excites me. I’m excited to know the old and new world.
Sentence Three: Grandfather, before he passed, used to tell me the stories his mother told him.
THOUGHTS: This is solid info. The grandfather is important to the MC, but he is also deceased. The imagery is family oriented which leads to a feeling. I imagine the author wants us to feel as though the MC is awestruck by the past as well as immersed in heritage. If so? Well done.
Sentence Four: She was the daughter of one a ‘last one’ as we call them.
THOUGHTS: Slight typo here. Nothing too bad though. The reader can still get a clear picture. Being that a paranormal element has already been plainly introduced, forgiving this oops is no problem. Especially since the term ‘last one’ has such an ancestral feel to it.
Sentence Five: Those humans who somehow survived all that war and every obstacle that the dark fae threw at them: famine, eternal darkness that swallowed up a once-light world, disease, battles, invasions and the morke.
THOUGHTS: Humans surviving heinous situations is the drama we love, but we also love seeing those same humans adjust to their new life. The fact that the human in question is our MCs grandparent means the adjusting is done. More or less. This takes some of the pressure off writer and reader alike. The journey of adjustments is over and because of that we are able to accept new situations as commonplace. No hesitation. No question. This final sentence delivered the right amount of info to keep the reader reading. GOOD JOB.
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