Title: Cold Iron
The Fae, the Good Neighbors, the Fair Folk, the Aes Sídhe, creatures of preternatural beauty and seduction. Archaeologist Beth Carter doesn’t believe in them. She’s always credited her extraordinary ability to identify ancient Celtic sites to hard work and intuition—until today.
The tomb Beth has just discovered is the most complete Celtic burial she’s ever seen. Filled with ancient treasure, impossibly well-preserved, the burial has everything—except a body. Her ex-husband, the scholar who stifled her career to advance his own, is unconcerned. Corpses don’t fetch much on the antiquities market. Gold does. Beth knows from past experience that if she isn’t vigilant, Frank will make off with the hoard.
So when a man—tall, broad shouldered, and impossibly handsome—turns up in her bedroom claiming to be the tomb’s inhabitant, one of the Tuatha Dé Danann, the mythic god-kings of old Ireland, Beth believes it is a ploy cooked up by her ex-husband to scare her away from the excavation.
But Conn is all too real. Ancient, alien, irresistible, the Fae are the stuff of dreams and nightmares, their attentions so addictive their abandoned human lovers wither and die. And this one has fixed his supernatural desire on Beth.
Author: D.L. McDermott
Series: Cold Iron #1
Published by Pocket Star Source: Author
Published: February 10, 2014
Genres: Fantasy Romance
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I love reading Fae books and this was no exception. This book also combines a lot of things I enjoy reading about such as archaeology, Fae, Celtic history and Druids.
Beth’s character showed a lot of growth through the book. We learn of how she was stifled as a child and how her ex-husband treated her but also we see how strong she has become and that she can stand up for herself. I was not expecting the revelation about Beth although I should have expected it. It just helped to thicken the plot. I am glad to see that in the next book that we still follow Beth’s progress. I really enjoyed learning her heritage with her as well as seeing just how strong she really is. Beth’s best friend was a great character also I suspect we will see her more often in the next book.
What I am looking forward to the most in the next book is Beth’s training. I can’t wait to see what she is capable of and how she gets trained by a Fae. I also am looking forward to seeing how Miach progresses as he tries to get Helene to choose him. I have a feeling there may be some funny moments coming there. Conn was a perfect blend of arrogance and lethalness that he was a perfect Fae. The only thing I didn’t completely like was that Conn almost changed to fast and to perfectly in the book to become what he is by the end. However whether you believe it or not he is still a great addition to the story.
This series shows great promise and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book so that I can see what happens next. I am curious how the Prince finds his way back because I am sure in the future that he will along with the council. It may take a few books but that is my thoughts.