Book Chat: Birthright
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A tale full of magical beings set in the world of Ivy Granger, private detective.
Being a faerie princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be…
Ivy must go to Faerie, but the gateway to the Wisp Court is through Tech Duinn, the house of Donn–Celtic god of the dead. Just her luck.
Unable to share her secret with Jinx, and with Jenna called away on Hunters’ Guild business, Ivy must rely on Ceff and Torn to lead her to Death’s door, literally, and back again. As if that wasn’t dangerous enough, there’s no saying what horrors lay in store within the Faerie realm. Too bad the Wisp Court is the one lead Ivy has in the search for her father–and possible salvation.
Maybe hiding away and dodging sidhe assassins isn’t so bad after all…
Birthright is the fourth full-length novel in the award-winning Ivy Granger urban fantasy series by E.J. Stevens. The world of Ivy Granger, including the Ivy Granger Psychic Detective series and Hunters’ Guild series, is filled with action, mystery, magic, dark humor, quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, flirtatious demons, sarcastic gargoyles, sexy shifters, temperamental witches, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines.
The Ivy Granger series has won numerous awards, including the BTS Red Carpet Award for Best Novel, the PRG Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Paranormal Fantasy Novel, Best Urban Fantasy Novel, and finalist for Best Urban Fantasy Series.
This is the first novel I’ve read by the author. Even though it is the 4th book in the Ivy Granger series, I didn’t feel “lost”; works as a standalone just fine. I understood I had missed some action, but it did not interfere with enjoyment of the read.
My goodness the book is full of great mystical creatures – fairies, demons, goblins, brownies, kelpies, and much more.
Ivy is determined to find her long-lost father, King Will o’ the Wisp, and sets out on a quest that takes her through the Portal to Wisp court. Her companions on the journey are Ceff, her boyfriend and King of the Kelpie’s and Torn, the lord of the cat Sidhes. The Portal is guarded by a fierce demon, the one depicted on the cover. A big fight ensues and the group manages to gain entry.
After much searching, they finally make it to her father’s castle, and find her Uncle running things since the King is gone. Ceff & Torn disappear the day after and Ivy frantically searches for them. After weeks, she decides they left her, and in her depression works with her Uncle to learn her fairy powers. It is an interesting passage of time and two years go by.
At the end of the two years, with the aid of her fairy powers, Ivy does find her friends, locked up in a dungeon and unfortunately it was her Uncle who imprisoned them. At the end, Ivy’s heritage is revealed and she was an amazing fairy. It made a nice wrap-up to the story. If you love Paranormal/Fantasy stories filled with magical beings, this is the book for you!