cover image Grave Destiny

Grave Destiny

Kalayna Price. Ace, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-0-451-41659-9

With style and a lovingly detailed exploration of the land of Faerie, the thoughtful, satisfying sixth Alex Craft urban fantasy (after Grave Ransom) transports readers to a world where magic rules and shadows come to life. Alex is a private investigator and grave witch finally settling into her powers and coming to terms with her part-fae heritage—which includes an unwanted betrothal to Dugan, prince of the Court of Shadows. She also has a more intentional romance brewing with fae Falin, but his ability to commit to her is limited, as he’s the Winter Queen’s sworn protector. When Dugan asks her to help find out who killed two fae whose bodies turned up in the Winter Court, she can’t resist the challenge. Alex must dive into a world where lies are forbidden yet no explanation is straightforward. Playing fae politics isn’t her favorite thing at the best of times, and when it’s combined with a murder investigation and two feuding love interests, death may be preferable. With a hint of wit and the return of familiar faces, this installment delivers on all of its promises. Agent: Lucienne Diver, Knight Agency. (Apr.)