It was unusually cool this weekend – an intense rainstorm brought strong winds to the area and my entire neighborhood was suddenly blanketed in leaves. My five-year old daughter, who was watching the rain from the windowsill, said: “Fall is here again, Momma.”

 

That made me smile – autumn is easily my favorite season. Sweaters, scarves, hot cocoa, crackling logs in the fireplace, pumpkin flavored ice cream: and novels that you can (no pun intended) fall into.

 

 

The story revolves around Cicely Waters, an endearing wind witch who is also part Fae. Now caught in the middle of a war between the vampires and the vampiric Fae, Cicely and her small band of allies must try to find a way to stop Myst, the Queen of the Indigo Court, Queen of Winter, and mother of the vampiric Fae, from stretching her icy reach into the Summer Lands – and beyond. Cicely’s only hope is to somehow regain the goodwill of the temperamental Lainule, the Queen of Summer, who is on her deathbed. All Cicely has to do is find Lainule’s heartstone, which is hidden somewhere deep in Myst’s realm…

 

 

 

 

Beautiful prose, a wildly original take of the fairie and vampire mythoi, characters that readers can identify with and root for, and an overarching storyline that is nothing short of epic, Galenorn’s Indigo Court series – which seamlessly fuses together urban fantasy and romance – may be one of the most underappreciated sagas in all of genre fiction. 

 

If you’re looking for a series to immerse yourself in this autumn, these novels are just perfect literary escapism (although I would suggest reading them in the order that they were released). Curl up in your favorite blanket and prepare to lose yourself in Galenorn’s “golden dream” of Faerie…

 

 

Caprice Damani is a work-from-home mom with extensive experience in the publishing industry, as a bookseller, editor, and romance reviewer. Keep up with all of her blogs – as well as all of Barnes & Noble’s exclusive reviews, authors interviews, videos, promotions, and more – by following @BNBuzz on Twitter!

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