"LOVE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BUILD A MANSION OF GOLD, BUT I'VE FOUND THAT LOVE CAN OFTEN DO WONDERS TO HEAL A FRACTURED SOUL"
Fable of Seren is the latest dark queen in this series. And she is literally The Dark Queen. She was not always dark, however, and this story shows what happened to make her the way she was.
In The Dark Queen, Fable is shown to have come from a different realm altogether. She is Calypso's granddaughter and is born under the sea. However, she soon finds herself wanting to know what life is like on land. With her parents' permission she leaves her underwater world and meets King George. They fall in love and quickly get married but she soon realizes things are not what they seem. After living through a nightmare, she changed and became the Evil Queen. However, Calypso wants nothing more than to see her granddaughter happy so she forces her to take part in her and Aphrodite's Love Games. There, Fable meets Owiot, the Native American god of children. Much to her surprise, she finds herself falling in love, something she thought would never happen again.
As usual, Jovee Winters describes the scenery beautifully. The kingdom Fable lived in sounded gorgeous. So did the land Calypso and Aphrodite put Fable and Owiot during the games.
It was interesting to see the games from another point of view. I now understood why Calypso was a little biased towards Fable.
The series is actually pretty interesting and I love seeing how things are turning out for the different queens.
Suitable audience: Adults who like fantasy and romance. Not suitable for teens and children
Recurrent themes: Magic. Soulmates. Fairytales. Love. Loyalty. Mythology. Witchcraft.
Note: If you're looking for an intense reading experience, this is not it. If, however, you're looking for a quick, fun read with no major thinking involved, this series fits the bill especially if you're into fantasy and romance with a touch of mythology.
Violence: Some people are killed in quite a gruesome manner
Sexual Content: A lot!!! This is definitely a book for adults only! There is also mention of rape, which may be a trigger for some
Profanity: Multiple uses of sexual euphemisms as well as obscene language
Religious Themes: The book stars Greek gods and goddesses. There is also mention of gods from other cultures as well as nature spirits. Magic and witches are also very present in this series.