Just a Fae Princess Trying to Save the World(s)
Eleanor Morgan is definitely not what someone would picture if they were told to envision a fae princess. She drinks beer, has an obsession with Taco Bell, is prone to profanity, and has an aversion to committed relationships. In short, she is an archetype of the modern American woman of a certain age, who finds herself by choice to be unmarried, and child-free, but still satisfied with life. Eleanor was not looking for change, for love, or to find out that she had royal blood from a mystical race…but that is what she gets in Amy Cissell’s book, The Cardinal Gate. Once Eleanor accepts all of this, she finds that she was indeed in need of a change; she was born to serve her people, and be a leader. The question that will loom large, however, is which people is she beholden to: the humans or the fae? But before she can dwell to deeply on the question, she finds herself falling for someone…a werewolf of all people!
The Cardinal Gate will appeal to readers who love the “kicking ass and taking names” type of female alpha heroine. Eleanor is definitely not a princess in need of saving! She wields her magic, physical weapons, and humanity in equal measures to become a formidable force in the war to open the gates keeping the fae and magic locked in an alternate dimension. Yet even as she fights to complete her quest, she grapples with the death and destruction that this process yields, worrying about her adopted homeland (Earth), and focusing attention on the damage that humans have wrought on the environment. The numerous action sequences and worries over the fate of mankind, are tempered by quite a few very spicy and sexy romps with Issac, her werewolf lover…much to the chagrin of her lovelorn bestfriend, Finn. The characters that round out the rest of the cast make for a witty, puntastic, trip across America, in search of the gates. Eleanor’s saga is currently available as a three book set on Amazon, including The Waning Moon (book 2) and The Ruby Blade (book 3).
Additional disclaimer: Amy Cissell is a fellow Lit Buzz bee.