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I just wasn't in the mood for slow and intense. And mentioning intense If I would have one word to describe this, that would be it. I think Painter is a master with intense actually. The slow build up of Augies and Harlow's relationship, the dramas a 3,5 Stars So this took The slow build up of Augies and Harlow's relationship, the dramas and disasters slowly sprinkled through the plot, the incredible descriptions, the world building, the action, the feels This is not a light anything.
Painters prose is beautiful and she has my heart wrapped around her pen. She is one of the most skilful urban fantasy authors I've ever read. The world building is amazing. In this instalment Painter added more details and managed to astound me again. I've never been in NOLA but after reading this I wanna go, really really wanna go. Need to see exactly how Painter took the exciting place, it's feel and character and added her own brand to it. I wanna know exactly how much, how precise.. I wanna see the place that inspired this world. The story line as I said is at time a bit slow.
A slow but steady buildup till the end. There is not as much action as in the first book- I think I kinda missed that- but there is plenty of twists and turns. Some of them, had me totally sidetracked and others I saw coming and was dreading. I kept on oscillating between hoping that it would work out and waiting for the shoe to drop Which by the way had me wanting to throw my kindle on the wall.
I mean I gotta wait till what? So frustrating! And if you wondering. It's a cliffy alright. I mean it's not but yeah it is. See still oscillating! The best part though by far? The character building. It is meticulous. Not a single flat or one-sided character. Each one is interesting, there are several POV, in fact quite a lot of them, but because Painter writes in third person and does an astounding job at it, it adds to the character building.
The exact time a POV is chosen, the way they were written- they all unique to the different characters, not once was I confused or lost- all add to the character building. This is not a small cast. There are several new additions in this book, several new kind of fae and magic creatures. Painter managed to bring them across masterfully, I feel like I know them all, some of them I am hoping to get to know better.
Augie and Harlow being the two MCs, one gets to know them best. And I like them, bot , with faults and all. Both of them change and evolve throughout the two books, but stay uniquely themselves at the same time. And their relationship? Slow burn Which makes me a happy girl. I did at times wish they would finally get it on.
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But then again, there is a realness to it, their friendship being deepened and their respect for each other grows slowly. Theirs is a companionship with a promise of more way more. So I can wait. I was left with so many questions. So so so many. And to be honest I was not really satisfied with the answers that City of Eternal Night gave me. In fact, not much was resolved. A couple of deaths.. There are so many stories woven together, so many still to be told, I can't wait to see how Painter unravels them!
Dec 04, Talk Supe rated it really liked it Shelves: I liked the first book and loved this one. That's a good thing right? Loved the development of this story. May 16, Dianna rated it it was amazing. I'm a beta-reader on this one, so have read through it once and soon to go over it again for Kristen. I love working with her. You all are going to love book 2 even more than book 1 which was just released a few days ago.
Dec 11, Stephanie G rated it really liked it Shelves: reviewed-read-by-beth. Augustine is now the city guardian. Meanwhile Harlow is learning how to be fae. When a weaver fae comes to the house, to ward it, he asks Harlow to a ball. Before being able to answer Augustine busts in the door and asks Harlow the same question.
Lally lets Harlow in Augustine is now the city guardian. Lally lets Harlow in on her secret and the witches are still up to no good. These three characters have plots going on that connect through Branzino in one way or another. I want to discuss Harlow who in the previous installment, House of the Rising Sun , was a buzz kill.
This is something that feels organic. He is basically described as the shadow of what Augustine was in the past. Augustine is a busy guardian. All he wants to do is spend time with Harlow, and all I wanted him to do was spend time with Harlow. There is a mock kidnapping at the ball every year, but this time the kidnapping is real. Augustine is a great fun character who is coming along way. He goes around being a caring hero with a bad boy exterior for most of the novel. I have to admit that her cut scenes are not my favorite.
She also seems very trusting for someone that constantly tells us how secretive they are. City of Eternal Night was a wonderful second installment. If things with the relationship between her and Augustine fully blossom I imagine my love for it growing even more. The pacing is great! I finished it in three days, mostly in one sitting. I love the spanning world of the many fae races and their epic powers.
Feb 27, Kathy Davie rated it really liked it Shelves: urban-fantasy. My Take It's scary thinking of a world in which an Internet connection is a luxury. Seems there was some kind of nasty war that has now made electricity and technology very expensive. That Loudreux is such a jerk, doing everything he can to keep Augustine out and screw him over. That the Guardian is independent. Oh, yeah, things are getting interesting. For Harlow anyway. Nekai is expressing an interest in her as well, and Harlow isn't objecting. I do object to her keeping both Augie and Nekai on a string when it comes to the ball.
That's just rude and so junior high schoolish. Even more interesting is that gown in Olivia's closet. I want one like that, one that magically fits once that zipper is pulled up. When Painter describes the gown, oh, mama, I really do want it. Pay attention to Cylo's geekiness and his ethos fae abilities, both will have a bearing later. I'm also wondering about Ian's offer to tattoo Giselle.
That he could increase her power with it. And how will that tattoo benefit him? I know what he says, but I wanna know what he's planning. Having the mother who cared for you for so long murdered will make you focus, and Augustine is very determined as the various supernatural leaders throughout New Orleans discover. They're learning that Augustine is quite direct. I want Giselle taken down. She is the last person I'd want to see in charge of anything. Augustine's little plot to trick the truth out of her doesn't help matters anyway.
I'm sure Daddy wasn't thrilled. Augie is so amazing!
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He wants to claim Harlow as his so very badly, but he also understands and tells Harlow that he knows he doesn't have the right. He sure doesn't deserve what Ava Mae intends. Wait until you read why Branzino wants that house so badly. Oh lord. Wait until you learn who Branzino's ally really was in New Orleans. Holy cats.
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It does amaze me that Harlow can be that naive about Ava Mae. With her computer hacking experience, why doesn't she wonder about a back door when it comes to what Ava Mae does? Her paranoia alone should have caused her to question her. The Story The city never sleeps and nor do the bad guys. Augie must split his time between enforcing fae law and teaching Harlow self-defense, for he doesn't trust that her father will leave her alone.
He's also wrestling with the idea of how, when, to tell Harlow the truth about her mother. Meanwhile, Harlow needs to find work. Word of her conviction has spread and her previous clients who hired her to do penetration testing are no longer interested. She also needs to learn more about the fae world. A lack that Nekai is more than willing to fill. Death and more will threaten our friends, especially the kidnapping that goes awry with such horrible events as they struggle to find the victim.
The Characters Harlow Goodwin , a computer geek who has discovered that her awesome computer skills are due to an affinity for metal from her raptor side, is the daughter of movie star and haerbinger fae Olivia Goodwin. Harlow also has a strong — and strongly unwanted — gift of psychometry. Ava Mae is the older twin sister whom Branzino murdered. Harlow has inherited her mother's attorney, Lionel Cuthbridge. Eulalie " Lally " Hughes is the housekeeper and was Livie's best friend. We also learn how very old Lally is and why Olivia didn't leave her the house.
The Thrun is a fantabulous car that comes along with the job. Blu , Loudreux's bodyguard, and Mortalis share a father with Augustine. Amery is a cousin. The Guardian's lieutenants Cylo Greaves , an ethos fae, and Dulcinea she's a remnant, a mix of fae and varcolai or shifter are two of Augustine's lieutenants.
Dreich , a wysper fae, had been Khell 's cousin he was the previous Guardian and also a wysper fae , one of his lieutenants, and a traitor. Beatrice , an ignus fae who is pregnant with a wysper fae and losing her voice, is the late Guardian's widow. Augie asked her to be one of his lieutenants, and he's let her live in the house that goes with the Guardian job with Dulcinea as a housemate to help her through her pregnancy. After all, he's got half of Olivia's house with Harlow to protect.
Sydra is part saboteur fae. The Elektos are… …the governing fae body for New Orleans. Fenton Welch , a cypher fae, serves as the Elektos liaison to the Guardian. The Pelcrum , the Elektos' headquarters, is in Lafayette Cemetery. Yanna an ignus fae and Salander Meer saboteur fae are some of the Elektos on Augie's side. Hugo Loudreux , a cypher fae, is the Prime , the head of the Elektos, and he hates and despises Augustine.
Rue , his young daughter, is this year's Faery Queen for the ball. The Guardian is required to be her escort for the event. Mimi Loudreux is his judgmental little wife and uses her husband's position to get what she wants. Carlson is their doctor. Nekai is a weaver who will ward the Goodwin house to help protect Harlow and Lally. And he's very interested in Harlow. Mardi Gras The Exemplars are the oldest of the Mardi Gras krewes and they put on a fae-only ball every year to which the Guardian is supposed to get an automatic invitation.
Arlis Moore is the mystery man who dances with Harlow and manipulates her into leaving the ball. Detective Grantham has hit a dead end in investigating Khell's and Dreich's deaths. Father Ogun is the leading voodoo practitioner in New Orleans. He's very unhappy with Giselle's carelessness. Joseph Branzino is a raptor fae, a crime boss, and Harlow's father, determined to pull Harlow into his influence and force her to sell him the house. He'll go to any lengths to get what he wants.
The witches Giselle Vincent , a witch who magnifies her power with crystals, and Zara , a green witch who uses her plants to magnify power, are the daughters of the coven leader in New Orleans. Both are descendants of Aurela La Voisin. Evander Vincent magnifies his power in antiques while their mother, Vivianna , practiced chaos magic. Cormier is her father's butler.
A unt Geeta is the last person Giselle wants to take over as the leader of the coven. Ian Dufrene , the owner of the House of Pain tattoo parlor, is the newest member of the council and completely in line with Giselle's desires. Seems the pain of tattooing boosts his power. Weaver fae are the best for setting up protective wards, but they limit themselves to very few spells.
Their skin displays their spells, and once their skin is covered in these tattoo-like designs, they can no longer create new spells. An ethos fae can imitate anyone they've seen. Saboteur fae kill with a touch. Cyphers touch someone and see their passwords or codes. Raptors can read metal and feed on emotions; they can also send emotions back into a person. Shadeux fae can blend into the shadows. Smoke-singer fae can slip through solid objects. The Claustrum is a fae prison for the worst of the worst and is located on the fae plane.
Witches use objects to magnify their power. The Great Rite is sex magic. The Cover and Title The cover finds a serious-looking Harlow standing before the city skyline with a huge full moon casting its light over all. She's dressed for the Exemplar Mardi Gras ball in her mother's form-fitting dress of nature with leaves that cup her breasts and a full, gathered skirt of the same green with gold inset panels while Mardi Gras beads frame her. I don't know from whence the title comes. Mar 31, Christal Badass Book Reviews rated it liked it Shelves: arcs , ghosts , other-worlds , multiple-leads , vampires , body-snatchers , kidnapping , fae , urban-fantasy , witches-warlocks-and-mages.
I still enjoyed my visit with Augustine and Harlow though and I do think all the characterization was better here than in the debut story and the mythology of the fae world continued to build in in 3. I still enjoyed my visit with Augustine and Harlow though and I do think all the characterization was better here than in the debut story and the mythology of the fae world continued to build in interesting new ways. Even the fae celebrate Mardi Gras and, in City of Eternal Night , we see Harlow and Augustine attending a krewe ball where the young Fairy Queen is supposed to be "kidnapped" for a night while her parents pay the ransom that funds next year's ball.
This innocent tradition turns deadly when the young girl, Rue, is really kidnapped and the only demand made by the kidnapper is that Augustine is removed as city Guardian. One problem Augustine and the Elektos must race to find Rue before she or Augustine ends up dead. Their best lead is provided by Harlow's fae powers as she is drawn deeper and deeper into the mysteries and secrets of their world. While Olivia always wanted the best for Harlow, Branzino has sinister motivations that involved controlling Harlow and taking her house.
We never knew why Branzino was going to such lengths to get the house, but we finally find that out and then some in City of Eternal Night. We learn the secrets Lally has been keeping and find out just how much of this new world Harlow has no clue about. Olivia and Harlow finally seem to connect and Harlow is told all of her family's secrets, including that she had a twin sister who was murdered by Branzino. This fact comes out to play very strongly in the final act and leaves us with an ending anyone could have seen coming from a mile away.
We also learn more about the witches, especially Giselle's family, in City of Eternal Night and their machinations against the fae. There is a much deeper game being played than anyone knew. While I don't particularly like Giselle or her turn at POV narrating, it makes sense because we wouldn't know what she is up to any other way. She doesn't have personal connections with any of the other main characters and lives her life fairly separate from fae society. The witches are chafing at the fae's rules though and Giselle plans to be the one to free them to retake the city.
We know just how much she is up to, but Augustine and the Elektos are just starting to scratch the surface. I know this is planned as a trilogy, but I was surprised at the retribution Branzino faced so swiftly. It almost seems like his status as the "big bad" was just a cover for the real power player to emerge -- my money is still on Giselle and now her sister Zara as well. Though I'm not ecstatic with Harlow's situation at the end of the book, I am hopeful that it will be dealt with swiftly in the final novel. I want to see more development between Harlow and Augustine and to see Harlow learning how to use her newly developing powers.
I want a final confrontation between Augustine and Giselle and I want to see some repercussions for the power transfer between Augustine, Blu, and Mortalis. Overall, City of Eternal Night was a very fun read and did its part as a middle book to keep me excited for the series finale next year, Garden of Dreams and Desires. Thank you to Orbit and Netgalley for providing an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Mar 15, Franjessca rated it really liked it. I think I'm still in shock over that ending. Let me regroup for a minute ……………… There is no double about it, I am love with Augustine.
He has changed in City of Eternal Night due to him becoming the guardian of the city. He has a lot of responsibility now and he also has changed from player boy to having his eyes on one certain person…Harlow. Although, in this book Auggie is hiding some major secrets from Harlow, so he not ready to admit his true feelings to Harlow until he can be more open. In fact, one of the secrets involves Harlow's mother. Harlow may not forgive him for his secret.
I loved the world building in this book due to how Kristen introduces more supernaturals into the story. These supernaturals all despise one another, especially the witches vs. The witches want to take over NOLA and they will do anything to gain that power. The witches have their own enemy they are dealing with in this book.
The voodoo practitioners will do anything to prove they are not be messed with. It's a world-wind of crazy power happening in NOLA.
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I did enjoy Harlow's character in the beginning of the book because she is opening up to being Fae now and she is more determined to learn how to fight for herself. She did something very crazy and it left me in shock on why she would even trust this certain someone. I was seriously in shock over her decision she made without consulting someone else first.
I thought it went to quick for her to make the decision. I also didn't like the certain someone she helped. But I know, this character had to come forward in the story, I just wasn't too prepared for it to happen. I was hoping Harlow would get some help in the matter. I was not expecting this story to go the way it did. I enjoyed every bit of characterization and world-building in this book. I have no idea how Kristen Painter keeps up with all the details, but she is a master at it. She makes every one of her characters interesting and unforgettable.
I'm still thinking about every one of the characters and that ending. I need to know what happens next. I give this book 4 stars and highly recommend this book to Urban Fantasy readers out there. Jan 23, Melanie Marsh rated it really liked it. This book really has a lot going on with it. There are 2 main storylines going on that are separate but together.
The structure of this book is great. It has a fast pace, but not so fast that you feel like you are missing things along the way. There are twists, turns and Daaamn moments throughout instead of just one big crazy moment at the end. I was able to read it all without complaint. I love that we get to know a bit more about Lally. Harlow Harlow Harlow. I want to like her. Even through the first book, House of the Rising Sun, I repeatedly thought she was going to do something to redeem herself. There are so many times where I just want to punch her in the face and ask her what the hell is wrong with her!
She almost deserves the bad things that happen to her. I wonder what has to happen for her to really get it. Oh wait, I think I know what it is lol. I am glad to see Harlow finally starting to accept her fae side, but she is still horribly stubborn. Dangerously so.
I love this world that Kristen Painter has created within New Orleans. Apparently, Fae seamstresses can make dresses that will fit any body type perfectly. The outfits Harlow and Augustine wear to the Elektos Ball sound divine and I wish I could have an opportunity to wear something similar to what Harlow wears for an event. It sounds beautiful! I really do look forward to reading the rest of this series and highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys Urban Fantasy or Paranormal Romance.
Pick up this book.. It's worth it, whatever price you see, completely totally worth it!! This book was fantastic! I have to say that KP did even better with book 2 then book 1, though I loved both completely. Coming into the series not having read any of KP's outside a novella or two, I really liked her world building skills, and really fleshing out both characters and scenery.
There's so many little additions to this book that just take it over the top, from th Pick up this book.. There's so many little additions to this book that just take it over the top, from the description of costumes to the sights and smells of New Orleans. I've been struggling to find the right words to describe this book. Augustine is a great leading man, he's a rake turned gentleman, and he's all about Harlow. Harlow really grew in this book, she's strong, and she's more willing to put herself out there and stop being so selfish.
These characters are not flat by any means. They explode off the page, and have you thinking about them even when the book is closed. I was really impressed with the detail in this book. Many authors either give way too much detail and clog the book up, or they give too little, and you imagination is left scrambling for more. KP gives you the perfect amount. You can visually picture the characters, their outfits, the parades, and the battles. You're in it like it's a movie, and you're along for the ride.
I just honestly adored this book. I wanted to quit my job and read this book for a living! The villains are dark, twisted and just plain wrong, and there's so many shades of 'grey" dealing with right and wrong, that characters are not intentionally good or bad, or maybe they are?
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It's a great interest to see how characters develop, and judging my book two there's some characters I'm really interested to see if they develop for good or bad. Overall, the book grabbed me and refused to let me go, and I lost sleep because of it, but I wouldn't change it! The ending wrenched my heart, and I wanted to scream and throw the book, but it's just too darn pretty to do that!
I'm a fae girl through and through and this book was perfect!
It had everything I was looking for, plus witches, vampires, and some voodoo! It's just a big giant dose of amazing wrapped in a paperback cover. I flew through book 1 and book 2 in just 3 weeks. Non stop reading when I wasn't working. So, thank you KP for bringing this world to me! I'm loving it, and plan to read everything else you've ever written! Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. It's one of those books that makes you wonder where the time went, since it flows so smoothly and effortlessly. It was a treat to revisit Harlow and Augustine, and their world full of fae politics and intrigue.
Also, the sexual tension between her and Augustine was so yummy! The secondary characters continue to play significant parts in the plot, and are well-fleshed out and even surprising at times. Plus, Harlow acted a bit naively, and though she's a relatively innocent character, it felt like she was purposefully making bad decisions, which was frustrating. There's also the quasi-love triangle, which I know can be a deterrent for some readers. Let's be honest though, we all know that Augustine is the guy for Harlow.