April 25, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter V - V'Lane

My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books called The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.

The Letter V for V'Lane

Artwork by Lesya

V'Lane is a Seelie prince, queen of the Fae's high consort, extraordinarily sexual and erotic. The real V'lane was killed by his own queen when Cruce switched faces and places with him via glamour. Cruce has been masquerading as V'lane ever since, hiding in plain sight.

April 24, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter U - Unseelie King

My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books called The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.

The Letter U for Unseelie


The Unseelie King is the most ancient of the Fae, no one knows where he came from or when he first appeared. There wasn't a time the king did not exist. Despite the court's matriarchal nature, the king predates the queen and is the most complex and compelling of all the Fae- lacking a single enormous power that makes him the Seelie Queen's lesser: she alone can use the Song of Making, which can call new matter into being. The king can create only a thing that already exists, sculpting galaxies and universes, even on occasion arranging matter so that life springs from it. Countless worlds call him God. His view of the universe is so enormous and complicated by a vision that sees and weighs every detail, every possibility, that his vast intellect is virtually inaccessible. To communicate with humans, he has to reduce himself to multiple human parts. When he walks in the mortal realm, he does so as one of these human "skins." He never wears the same skins twice after his involvement in a specific mortal episode is through
Fae | Karen Marie Moning, https://karenmoning.com/fae/ (accessed March 20, 2018).

April 23, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter T - Temple Bar District


My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books called The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.

Temple Bar District and Pub - An area in Dublin in which the Temple Bar Pub is located. It is surrounded by an endless selection of boisterous drinking establishments. Including the famed Oliver St. John Gogarty, the Quays Bar, the Foggy Dew, the Brazen Head, Buskers, The Purty Kitchen, The Auld Dubliner, and so on. On the south bank of the River Liffey, Temple Bar (the district) sprawls for blocks and has two meeting squares that used to be overflowing with tourists and partiers. Countless street musicians, great restaurants and shops, local bands, and raucous Stag and Hen parties made Temple Bar the craic-filled centre of the city.
Places | Karen Marie Moning, http://karenmoning.com/places/ (accessed March 20, 2018).

April 21, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter S - Sidhe-Seer| Sinsar Dubh

My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books called The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.


S is for Sidhe-Seers 


Sidhe-seers pronounced Shee-seer is a person on whom Fae magic doesn't work, capable of seeing past the illusions or "glamour" cast by the Fae to the true nature that lies beneath. Arlington Abbey is their home, and the Shamrock is the emblem of their Order. Some can also see Tabb'rs, hidden portals between realms. Others can sense Seelie and Unseelie objects of power. Each sidhe-seer is different, with varying degrees of resistance to the Fae. Some are limited; some are advanced, with multiple "special powers." For thousands of years, the sidhe-seers protected humans from the Fae that slipped through on pagan feast days when the veils grew thin, to run the Wild Hunt and prey on humans.
Sidhe-seers | Karen Marie Moning, https://karenmoning.com/sidhe-seers/ (accessed March 24, 2018).

S is for Sinsar Dubh


pronounced she-suh DOO. The magic in this book is capable of creating and destroying worlds, and a copy of it implanted itself in Mac when she was an unborn fetus while it possessed her mother. It is one of the four Unseelie Hallows.


April 20, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter R - Ryodan

My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books called The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.

Ryodan Killian St. James is a main character. He stands six feet four inches, weighs 235 pounds, is lean and cut, his eyes are silver and has dark hair nearly shaved at the sides and has a taste for expensive clothing and toys. He has scars on his arms and a large thick one that runs from his chest up to his jaw. He is the owner of Chester's and the brains behind the Nine's business empire, he manages the daily aspects of their existence. Each time the Nine have been visible in the past, he was king, ruler, pagan god, or dictator. Barron's is the silent command behind the Nine, Ryodan is the voice. Barrons is animalistic and primeval, Ryodan is urbane and professional. Highly sexual, he likes sex for breakfast and eats early and often.
The Nine | Karen Marie Moning, http://karenmoning.com/the-nine/ (accessed March 20, 2018).

April 19, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter Q - Queen


My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books called The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.

Queen Aoibheal (pronounced Ah-veel) is the Fae queen, last in a long line of queens with an unusual empathy for humans. In Shadowfever, we learn the queen was once human herself and is the Unseelie King's long-lost concubine and soulmate. More than half a million years ago the Unseelie prince Cruce drugged her with a cup stolen from the Cauldron of Forgetting, erased her memory and abducted her, staging it, so the Unseelie King believed she was dead. Masquerading as the Seelie prince V'lane, Cruce hid her in the one place he knew the king of the Unseelie would never go - the Seelie Court. Prolonged time in Faery transformed Aoibheal, and she became what the king had desperately desired her to be: Fae and immortal. She is now the latest in a long line of Seelie Queens. Tragically, the original Seelie Queen was killed by the Unseelie King before she was able to pass on the Song of Making, the most powerful and beautiful of all Fae magic. Without it, the Seelie have changed. In Burned, the Unseelie king took the concubine to the White Mansion and imprisoned her inside the boudoir they once shared, to restore her memory.

April 18, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter P - Pri ya


My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books from The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.

The letter P for Pri-ya


The Unseelie princes turned Mac into Pri-ya, a sex addict. Pri-ya is a human who is sexually addicted to and enslaved by the Fae. The royal castes of Fae are so sexual and erotic that sex with them is addictive and destructive to the human mind. It creates a painful, debilitation, insatiable need in a human. The royal castes can, if they choose, diminish their impact during sex and make it merely stupendous. But if they don't, it overloads human senses and turns the human into a sex addict, incapable of whomever is their master. Since the walls fell, many humans have been turned Pri-ya, and society is trying to deal with these wrecked humans in a way that doesn't involve incarcerating them in padded cells, in mindless misery.

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