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The Reviled are the enemy. They embody brutality in every form. The Fey of the Light know only too well how savage the Dark Fey can be and daring to think otherwise invites tragedy.
Gairynzvl was once one of the Reviled and lived the riotous life of all Dark Ones, but his acceptance by The Fey of the Light has changed all that. Now, he is opposing The Reviled by returning into their dark realm and rescuing childfey. The actions taken by him and his band of Liberators are not only changing lives, they are fulfilling ancient prophecies and proving long-accepted beliefs inaccurate.
Those who have lived in the Light all their lives are suddenly faced with unavoidable questions. How is peace achieved? Can Light unite with Darkness? Can all the atrocities the Dark Ones have inflicted really be forgiven?
The Fey of the Light have a deadly choice to make: ignore the emerging truth or risk the tranquility of their realm and go to war to offer the Reviled a chance to change.
By Amazon Reader
Dark Fey: Breaking Into Light is a richly visual, poignant story of love, forgiveness, and acceptance. The individual strengths and special talents of the characters portrayed are timely and relatable to today's hyper-polarized world where people have forgotten how to listen to each other. It's an action-packed, yet beautiful tale of the importance of listening to understand how the other person's experiences have shaped their perspective and putting yourself in that same situation.
I'm the person in my family who "always sees the plot twist coming." I didn't see it coming in this book, yet was not disappointed. Enjoyable from beginning to end of the series. I hope Ms. Morgan decides to revisit this Fey world again!
Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite - 5-Stars
Breaking Into The Light by Cynthia Morgan is the final novel in the Dark Fey series. I became familiar with the series when a friend shared the first novel in the series, The Reviled, with me. I remember falling in love with Gairynzvl, a Dark One, and Ayla, from the Fey of Light. The two of them could not be more different, yet destiny and curiosity brought them together. This ending to their story could not have been more perfect, especially when you think about Gairynzvl's progress and how much he evolved.
We are introduced to this amazing universe where Gairynzvl and his Liberators are now working together to save the young ones from a life in the darkness and trying to keep them in the light. Working solely to protect these young ones in the way they hoped they were protected, Gairynzvl and his Liberators are making ancient prophecies come true, opening new grounds in a world where it is believed that light and dark cannot survive together. Now, everyone is fighting for peace and true happiness, but how can they achieve it? Can they get it by following what Gairynzvl is showing the world? Or is it hidden somewhere in their old ways?
What can I say about this novel? Cynthia Morgan is a magician; she weaves pictures with her words and ensures that the reader is immersed in the story from the get go. I am in awe of Gairynzvl's development and how he has grown as a leader and a protector. He is no longer hiding in the shadows and the darkness; he is now out in the open and proud, and finally not afraid of the light. He has embraced his life, his purpose and his power as a man who thinks with his heart and mind together. I simply love him and Cynthia Morgan's writing! Simply brilliant.
Reviewed by Book Review Directory - 4 Stars
The third book in the Dark Fey series brings the band of characters to their darkest battles. The Fey of the Light have managed to save some abducted younglings who were taken to become Dark Fey, but when Legionnaires follow them back across, complications ensue.
Evondair, a young healer who has joined the cause of Gairynzvl, the Fierce One, ends up fighting and killing a Legionnaire. Though done in self-defense, the way the dark soldier met his death while smiling makes Evondair determined not to kill again. He longs to embody peace and help Gairynzvl do more than just tear down the gate that separated Dark Fey from the world of light.
Then a band of Legionnaires come through the now-open crossing, claiming to be Watchers who have lived, hidden among the Dlalth,waiting for the coming of the One who would walk in Light and Shadow. They believe Gairynzvl is that One, and they, too, would follow him and fight alongside him.
But accepting these fully-grown soldiers proves a challenging task, one that requires all the understanding and compassion the Fey of the Light possess. Their allies balk at trusting their former enemies, and it's only through the gift of Empathy and coming to understand forgiveness and the sufferings of the Dark Fey that any progress is made.
Yet, even as hope begins to dawn, the Legionnaires wonder if they can ever be free of the darkness that haunts them...if their master, the beautifully treacherous Imperial Praetor, will ever really let them go.
This story shifts the focus away from Gairynzvl,the savior of the fantasy world, and his emotionally-sensitive mate, Ayla, and instead examines the relationship that forms between Evondair and Kaylyya, a young Fey maiden who lives in the village not far from where the Fey of the Light make their camp. It also continues to explore the character of Ilys, a shedemon who seems devoted to Gairynzvl but is unwilling to trust the others.
The Dark Fey's past actions seem unanimously done against their will. With the exception of the Praetor, who is evil just because he enjoys all things sickening, the Dark Fey all want to change, which makes one wonder why mutiny never broke out on a mass scale before this point.
A tale of battle, redemption, and an empathetic look at one's stance against "evil," this book will appeal to fantasy fans who like a story that makes them think. Full of fanciful creatures, strange languages, and exotic names, the story is a philosophical twist on the perennial tale of dark versus light.