The 4th book in the Indigo Court series. Cicely and Rhiannon are trying to come to grips with the upcoming coronations as the Queens of Winter and Summer respectively and prepare for the wedding to the loves of their lives. There is a lot to do and much to learn in a short period of time before Lainule, the previous Queen of Summer, aging and preparing to leave for the Golden Isle. Geoffrey and Leo are still at large and word has come down that they have managed to free Crawl, the Blood Oracle, from his prison and he is eager for Cicely's blood. Myst is also still out there regrouping her forces and preparing to plunge the world into the next Ice Age. Even if Cicely and Rhiannon live the gain the thrones, will they live long enough to reign?
Things are definitely heating up in the battles but I like that the majority of this book focused more on the changes going on in Cicely's life and how she is dealing with them all. It shows that even in the midst of the chaos, life goes on, responsibility cannot be put off and neither can love. A fast paced, fast read and now I'm sad because I have to wait a year for the next one which will be the end of the series.
Page count: 322p/20,946p ytd/165,346p lifetime