Marion, the daughter of the former Voice of god, becomes steward of the Winter Court. Only she can prevent a war from happening between the sidhe, the angels, and shapeshifters. Meanwhile, Luke, aka Seth, gets a lead on where Marion’s memories are being held – in a canope in the demon realm of Sheol. Marion drops everything to pursue her memories, even though this may cause war. Seth is having trouble fighting a growing urge to drink Marion’s blood. And Marion’s former sidhe fiance, Prince ErlKonig of the Autumn Court, will do anything he can to keep them apart.
The beginning of the book is a little slow, but it is character and world building. It gets a lot faster after that and doesn’t slow down. Charity, Marion, and Seth end up in Sheol. ErlKonig shows up uninvited later. And if you ask me, ErlKonig is a bit of a creep at times. Generally speaking, SM Reine puts the characters through a lot mentally and physically in this book. The end was a twist I didn’t see coming. I can’t wait to see what happens to the characters in the final installment of the series, Cast in Faefire, due out July 2, 2016.
Cast in Hellfire is a good book. I give it 4 out of 5 stars. Be aware that it is a little gory in parts, but overall it is worth reading if you enjoy urban fantasy. Romance is a big part of the plot as well. The author bills it as an Urban Fantasy Romance.
Cast in Hellfire was published April 3, 2016 by Red Iris Books. You can read an excerpt from the beginning of the book on the author’s website. An excerpt from Cast in Faefire is also available there.