An ancient secret is about to be revealed...
The Bitterbynde #3
THE BATTLE OF EVERNIGHT –
Special edition Revised and extended, including an extra chapter.
“The fugitive who calls herself Tahquil has at last discovered the truth. She is being hunted down because of the secret she alone knows. However her mind is still clouded by a potent spell called the Bitterbynde, and she is also dying from a strange wasting disease, whose cure is elusive…
Disaster strikes and she finds herself in Evernight - at the fortress of the Raven Prince himself. Faerie creatures of every kind - virtuous and wicked, solitary and trooping, monstrous and marvellously beautiful, become locked in a battle that could engulf all of Erith. Tahquil’s quest for the truth finally hinges on a desperate choice. If she reveals that which is hidden, will she thereby save two worlds - or instead destroy everything she holds dear?”
Through the lyrical use of Celtic MYTHS AND LEGENDS, Dart-Thornton weaves the reader a world full of magic and wonder, creating a magnificent, visual landscape and culture that provides SHEER ENCHANTMENT for the reader.
- MYSTERIOUS GALAXY
What most SETS THIS WORK APART from many of its contemporaries is the detailed and imaginative work of world building.
- REVOLUTION SCIENCE FICTION
From book one through book three of The Bitterbynde Trilogy I found myself ENTHRALLED IN A UNIQUE TALE, intricately woven, and populated by an extraordinary number of supernatural creatures drawn from British and Celtic folklore.
- CHRISTOPHER GILBERT
Cecilia Dart-Thornton takes her readers to THE DEEPER STRATA OF FANTASY..
- THE AUSTRALIAN
Dart-Thornton has a lyric style, a gorgeous perception of nature, and a fascinatingly inventive world that interweaves traditional tales and balladry with some STUPENDOUSLY ORIGINAL CREATIVITY - a richly colorful storyteller - outstanding work!
- JANNY WURTZ
This is so COMPLEX I found I couldn't read generic fantasy for a week.
The secret link to the optional final chapter