Midnight Never Come

Midnight Never Come

Book - 2008
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England flourishes under the hand of its Virgin Queen: Elizabeth, Gloriana, last and most powerful of the Tudor monarchs.

But a great light casts a great shadow.

In hidden catacombs beneath London, a second Queen holds court: Invidiana, ruler of faerieEngland, and a dark mirror to the glory above. In the thirty years since Elizabeth ascended her throne, fae and mortal politics have become inextricably entwined, in secret alliances and ruthless betrayals whose existence is suspected only by a few.

Two courtiers, both struggling for royal favor, are about to uncover the secrets that lie behind these two thrones. When the faerie lady Lune is sent to monitor and manipulate Elizabeth's spymaster, Walsingham, her path crosses that of Michael Deven, a mortal gentleman and agent of Walsingham's. His discovery of the "hidden player" in English politics will test Lune's loyalty and Deven's courage alike. Will she betray her Queen for the sake of a world that is not hers? And can he survive in the alien and Machiavellian world of the fae? For only together will they be able to find the source of Invidiana's power -- find it, and break it . . . .

A breathtaking novel of intrigue and betrayal set in Elizabethan England; Midnight Never Come seamlessly weaves together history and the fantastic to dazzling effect.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Orbit, 2008.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316020299
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 394 pages ; 21 cm


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Apr 27, 2017

This, the first of the Onyx Court quartet,surprised me in it's originality and depth. Not just another faery fantasy -- Brennan's done her research thoroughly as far as both the human history and the details of the various types of faery folk. How she entwInes them both above and beneath the city of London is quite a glorious surprise. How would I even categorize such a book? I would say a literary/historical/fantasy of the first order.

Dec 03, 2010

I loved how the author intertwined the fantasy world of the Fae with real events in Elizabethan history. Great book for anyone who loves anthropology, myth, British history and fairies.


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