The Faerie Queen's Deception: Lament--Maggie Stiefvater
What I love about faeries and the traditions surrounding them is how they can be twisted and changed into so many wonderful tales—remaining the same and transforming into something fresh at the same time. Maggie Stiefvater’s “The Faerie Queen’s Deception: Lament” accomplishes exactly this.
The foundation of “Lament” is built on the old Celtic traditions I love--a few of my favorite mythic characters made guest appearances which was an added plus. The truth is once the red-eared hound appeared you couldn’t have pried the novel from my hands. Okay, boil me in oil I’m lying—my rapture happened pages before the hound appeared.
The characters and world of “Lament” felt real right down to most minor characters and settings. It’s a novel that started off intriguing and kept building until the last page.
I feel like gossiping about all the details--about the music, the characters, my favorite scenes, the romance and horror. I feel like turning mute as to not spoil a delicious moment of the story—and that’s exactly what I think I’ll do . . . except for one thing. I won’t say if it was out of sadness or relief or happiness, but when I read the last line I cried.
What more could anyone ask from a story?