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Reviewed by Samantha Rivera for Readers' Favorite
Vampires, fae, spriggins, nymphs and more are taking up residence in greater Manhattan. Of course, as long as they obey the rules and laws of The Vault, that’s just fine with the Regent in charge. When humans start turning up dead and the creatures of the forest are being corrupted through dark magic, it’s time to find the culprit. Addison, as Regent, is in charge of discovering just what is going on in his area, and with the help of his Guardians as well as a local half-dryad named Saraia, he’s hoping to do so before another person ends up dead, human or not. There is evil corrupting Manhattan and it’s infecting the many creatures who live there. If they can’t find the source soon it could be the end of the Seelie, mages and humans alike in The Regent’s Gamble by A. Payne and N.D. Taylor.
Reading about the Seelie and Unseelie courts as well as magic users of any type has always fascinated me. I read absolutely anything I can get my hands on and this book did not disappoint. I was kept enthralled by every page as Addison and Saraia fought for their lives and the lives of their people. There was plenty of amazing action in this book as well as some pretty interesting romance scenes. Each of the characters (like Addison, Saraia, Noah and Liv) was very realistic and I had a real interest in what happened to them. I wanted to learn more and even at the end I wasn’t done getting to know them. The Regent’s Gamble by A. Payne and N.D. Taylor is definitely one of the best books I’ve read in a long time.