Publish Date: April 2, 2013
Origins: From Author for Review
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Synopsis: Toby Williams is a wizard with a problem. He is very much in love with half banshee, Jacqueline Huston. Though she exists in the realm of the living, as a banshee she is also able to see death- and help those who have died to cross over to the other side. But something inside her has snapped. Anger and revenge is all she feels now. Jacqueline is hell-bent on revenge to the Brotherhood of Merlyn wizard’s for their past atrocities and their current attempts to kill her love, Toby; especially their ancient and powerful leader, Gwydion. One by one she tracks them down and destroys them. Jacqueline’s power grows with each wizard she reaps while Death’s voice taunts her from within. By pursuing a path of revenge Jacqueline isn't doing her job as a banshee, leaving those who have died unable to cross over and throwing off the balance of nature- with dire consequences.
Toby is at a loss how to save her, and the world. His answer comes in the form of Morrigan, a powerful Celtic goddess. Morrigan has a plan to help Toby save Jacqueline and regain her humanity, but at great risk.
Even the best laid plans can go astray, especially when evil Gwydion enlists the help from a god of the underworld.
Will Jacqueline be saved? Does she have any chance at regaining her humanity? Can Toby and Morrigan overcome a powerful wizard and a god of the underworld? Find out now in the exciting conclusion of The Banshee's Embrace Trilogy.
Review: Jacqueline is a half-banshee who is now harboring the Irish Death inside of her, pregnant, and hell-bent on revenge against those who hurt her and her lover, Toby. She’s on a dangerous and slippery slope as her obsession with revenge is taking her away from fulfilling her responsibilities as a banshee. Now Gwydion, the head of the Brotherhood of Merlyn, is trying to recruit some powerful allies to destroy Jacqueline. Yet, Toby has some allies of his own and he’s determined to save Jacqueline and their baby no matter what.
I enjoyed this trilogy, but I felt as if ‘The Banshee’s Revenge’ was the weakest of the three books. It seemed Jacqueline was more than ready to go off and destroy the world, regardless of consequences, and it didn’t help she had Death constantly murmuring in her head. We do get to learn some interesting tidbits about both Gwydion and Jacqueline’s parentage and family history. Then there was the introduction of Merlin, the Morrigan, and other underworld deities and some fancy footwork to basically re-set Jacqueline back to how she was at the beginning of the trilogy. Overall, the trilogy is good, but I felt it could have ended well without the employment of deus ex machina.
The Banshee's Embrace Trilogy: The Banshee's Embrace (1), The Banshee's Desire (2), The Banshee's Revenge (3)