My review of this short story review.
Dark urban fantasy short story. From the world of faerie, Ella Byrne thrives on chaos and destruction. Seducing a wealthy Senator while infiltrating a major protest movement, Ella finds her bliss within the human world.
Ella really is a dark, twisted faerie. Once again, Marilyn Peake weaves a fantastical twist and dark roots into a very relevant topic in today’s society. Here she takes Occupy Wall Street and abruptly throws it on its head kicking and screaming. I devoured this short story, as I do all of Marilyn’s works. I love her murky mind and how it flows onto the page. If someone ever asks you to be a character in her works, SAY NO. Her characters always seem to suffer a sticky end!
This short story is packed with story, and I love the twist at the end. The very plot of a fairie playing a fate game for her own wicked amusement, set to the backdrop of recession, gloom and poverty is sheer genius. It works so well, and in her usual way, Marilyn not only gives us a fantastic read, but also much food for thought. Her stories wrap far-reaching tendrils around our grey matter as we are immersed, and those tendrils are not easily forgotten, even when the work is long since read.
A cracking read, buy it now, I guarantee you will snap up her other works. This story also has the most luscious and scary cover I have seen for a while!
Rachel Dove, The Kindle Book Review