Author: C.J. Abedi
Title: The Dark King
Series: Fae #2
Publication Date: May 6th 2014
Publisher: Diversion Books
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
The Dark King Synopsis
Darkness descends over Roanoke Island in the sequel to the young adult bestseller, FAE.
Devilyn Reilly has crossed over to the sinister world of The Dark Fae, reigning over the realm as its King. He is to fulfill a prophecy--to unite the Light and Dark Fae once and for all, but those who love him now fear that he will never be the same again, that he can no longer be trusted, that every trace of the Light he once had is gone forever.
Caroline Ellis, the final heir of the Light Fae, must learn to survive without the protection of her one true love. She must come to embrace her own strength to evade those in the Dark court who seek her destruction—for the power is within Caroline to use Light to change Fate itself...
Caroline and Devilyn’s chemistry is undeniable. Their destiny together inevitable if only they have the will to overcome The Darkness and The Fates.
THE DARK KING, the second installment of the stunning Fae trilogy propels readers into the mystical and magical world of the Light and Dark Fae, where star-crossed love ignites a battle between two powerful kingdoms, one that can consume everything that stands in its path.
The door to my room slowly creaked opened, and I heard soft footsteps make their way to my bed. I could barely open my eyes from the pain, but I managed to turn my head. I was desperate to know what or who was coming. As I slowly opened my eyes, I saw Brighid leaning over me with an inquisitive look. She raised her wrinkled hand and moved it over my face, offering me a few seconds of solace.
“Why are you here?” I barely managed to say. She always had the propensity to show up when least expected, but usually she chose my dreams. Never my reality.
She didn’t answer right away but frowned instead. She took my hand in hers and stared at the white and black Light swirling about in a frenzy. Chasing each other around in mad circles.
“There is a raging battle within you. Such turmoil inside. The Dark and Light fight for power within your blood. It is taxing. And since you are the first, we can only observe.”
“There is a burning fire in my heart,” I whispered.
“You should trust your struggle, but instead you fight it. You try to choose one over the other when you should only be,” Brighid said as she rubbed her calloused hands on my forehead. “You destroy your own soul.”
I closed my eyes.
“I don’t even have the strength to get up and walk out of this room.”
“You are weak, my King.”
She took off the snakeskin pouch hanging from her neck and grabbed a pinch of herbs from inside.
“What are you doing?”
Brighid didn’t answer. Instead she put the herbs in my hands and began to rub them around and chant. I felt as though my hands were on fire.
“Brighid!” I whispered as I looked up at her.
In an instant her eyes changed from translucent pale blue to black as night. Her smile, sinister and dark.
“What is going on?!” I said as I tried to move away from her grip. “What are you doing to me?”
Her teeth turned sharp and feral as she leaned in to me.
“Feeling a little weak, my foolish boy?”
I was suddenly paralyzed.
“Did you think you’d be able to hide from me? Did you think that we wouldn’t come for you?” Her voice began to change. “You do not know the magnitude of what is coming for you. The impenetrable fog that I have placed will shield me, and trust me when I say that when it clears there will be nothing left. I will have my revenge.”
I watched as Brighid’s face morphed into one I knew well. One that wasn’t at all like I remembered it.