Urban fantasy author. Chronicler of the fey. Addicted to Sidhe magic and vampire bites. Adventure junkie. Role-player. Soon will be launching "The Sidhe", a serialized Urban Fantasy adventure.
on Nov. 26, 2011 :
S. A. Archer's "The End of the World (Champion of the Sidhe)" is the first story in a series of short stories that all intertwine together. Archer has taken a unique approach to writing by treating each of the stories as an 'episode.' An interesting idea, and the length was just right to curl up and read the entire story in one sitting while piquing my interest for the next story.
Lugh, Champion of the Sidhe has spent his life defending and protecting the Sidhe, or people of the mounds. He has gifted the otherwise dark subterranean dwellings with sunlight, also earning him the honor of being known as the Sun god.
It is modern-day Ireland and a battle is threatening to brew below ground between two distinct groups of Sidhe: the Seelie and the Unseelie. Lugh is prepared to defend the realm at all costs against those that would interrupt the peaceful ceremony taking place inside the castle; an attempt to unify both Seelie and Unseelie. But something happens before the Court can be unified. A murder has taken place that threatens to destroy everything and everyone in the realm, and that is the beginning to a fantastic chain of events that sets this series off at an amazing pace.
The story does not fail to entertain and Lugh seems to have his work cut out for him if he is to save what remains of the realm. The plot is action-filled and moves at a good pace. I'm always happy to see a new urban fantasy series and am looking forward to "the rest of the story."
(reviewed within a month of purchase)