Edinburgh, 1844. Beautiful Aileana Kameron only looks the part of an aristocratic young lady. In fact, she's spent the year since her mother died developing her ability to sense the presence of sìthichean, a faery race bent on slaughtering humans. She has a secret mission: to destroy the faery who murdered her mother. But when she learns she's a Falconer, the last in a line of female warriors and the sole hope of preventing a powerful faery population from massacring all of humanity, her quest for revenge gets a whole lot more complicated.
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THE FALCONER is a beautiful blend of steampunk and fantasy! Aileana was like any other young lady of the upper classes until she sees her mother being murdered by one of the sithichean. Now her goal is to kill as many of them as she possibly can while still playing at being a lady.
This book quickly swept me back to the 1800s but an 1800s with a couple of twists. Aileana.or Kam as she is sometimes called, is easy to emphasize with and she will keep the readers on their toes. The secondary characters be they her human or fairy friends add much to the story from needed humor to a touch of wild darkness.
The writing in this book is tight with excellent pacing, the dialogue witty and the conclusion satisfying while making me anxious to get my hands on the second book in the series. I do recommend THE FALCONER to any of my readers who enjoy fantasy or streampunk.
*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed within are my own.