Melpomene’s Daughter by Cassandra Page
Isla’s Inheritance Series Book Three
Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full (225 pages)
Age Recommendation: 14+
Rating: 4.5 stars
Review by: Orchid
Isla struggles to embrace her fae nature while preserving her humanity in this final, exciting instalment in the Isla’s Inheritance trilogy.
Isla has spent months persuading the Canberra fae that she isn’t a tyrant like her mother, trying to prove that—despite her mixed blood—she’s human, not a monster. That she’s one of them, not one of the high fae who enslaved them.
But a vision of a fresh-dug grave warns that someone is going to die.
When the Old World fae move once again against her family, seeking revenge for old wrongs, Isla will stop at nothing to keep those she loves safe. She just wants to be left alone. But to win that right for herself, her family and all Australian fae, she must cross the oceans and take the fight to the country of her birth.
Isla will prove she really is Melpomene’s daughter after all.
Isla is half fae the daughter of an aosidhe, the nastiest of the fae races. Her actions are gradually winning over the fae in Canberra, Australia to believe she is not like her mother. Everything changes when her grandmother dies mysteriously and Isla’s father and aunt travel to England to attend to the old lady’s affairs. Isla is sure her mother will take revenge on her father.
When Aunt Elizabeth rings to say her father has disappeared and her grandmother’s death was not an accident, Isla, her cousins and Jack the hob, who is also Isla’s boyfriend, plan to go to England. The cousins go by plane, but Isla and Jack choose an unconventional, and dangerous, fae method of travel.
This is a wonderful third book to this series. It stands completely on its own, although having read the second book I found prior knowledge added a richness to the story. The creatures of the fae world are varied and unforgettable. I worried that I might get confused by which was which, but this was not so, for instance when a powrie appeared on the scene, I knew instantly this fae was a big baddie who reminded me of an ogre. The book shows there is bad and good in most races, you just have to look for it and trust you can find it.
Isla’s must find her father, help him escape and take him and the family back to Australia. But she believes her mother Melpomene will try to stop her. Questions is who is the stronger? Melpomene or Isla?
I do hope this is not the last of the series as there are still a few loose ends to clear up in the Canberra sidhe. Well done Ms Page, for ginving me an intriguing read.