I have seen this book and it's sequel listed in the book club catalog for many months before I decided to buy it and read it. The sneak in site into the story was intriguing and sparked an interest in me. The book is titled "Midnight Never Come" and it is written by Marie Brennan. The story is set in Elizabethan England and mixes fiction with historical fact.
The Queen of England is Elizabeth yet another Queen and court rule under the city of London. A faerie kingdom is working with and at times against the human court to influence things to their will. It is up to a feare Lady and a human courtier to the Queen of England to find the power held by the faerie Queen, Invidiana, and break this power and dethrone her. In doing so it would break the pact made between Queen Elizabeth and Queen Invidiana that raised both to the thrown of their kingdoms.
Marie Brennan was amazing in the way she wrote this detailed story. It mixes true facts with the court of England and the royals with this imaginary feare background. The two worlds intertwine nicely and are very believable in the story. At times the story can get a bit confusing. Some of the memories are confusing, especially at the beginning of the book when you are just being introduced to the characters. The first 100 pages of the story may be hard to get through but once you get past that part it starts getting very interesting. So interesting to the point that you do not want to put the book down. It draws you in once you understand what is going on and you have met all the characters. A fascinating read for anyone who loves history or the faerie world.