by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
Cover Artist: Tom Kidd
Review by Gayle Surrette
Baen Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781416591535
Date: 07 April 2009 List Price $24.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Longeye takes up almost immediately after the end of Duainfey: Altimere is trapped in the fog of someplace similar to the keleigh; Rebecca Beauvelley has freed herself from Altimere's domination; and Meripen Vanglelauf, a Ranger known as Longeye, has been sent to help the Newmen of a village in his cousin's land with a problem with their trees. The pieces are now in play and their story will play out over the lands of humans and fey alike. From official release/information:
Product Description: Hidden from the human-inhabited world by the inimical magical device known as the keleigh, the Vaitura has become a subtle battleground where the once all-powerful Elder Fey strive against each other and the upstart Queen to regain ascendancy. Of all the Elder Fey it is Altimere who is strongest in magical kest and Altimere who is most devious. Pitted against Zaldore and her group seeking to manipulate the convelescing Ranger known as Longeye to foil the Queen and rule the world, Altimere dares to utilize the untested powers of half-human, half-Fey Rebecca Beauvally, recognized by the elemental denizens of the Vaitura as The Gardener.
Now all plans must be rewritten: Becca breaks Altimere's capricious dominion with the dangerous herbal help of Duainfey, but, weakened by the effort, is held against her will in service to the Queen by Meripen's mysterious sea-lord cousin, Sian. Becca must escape the Queen's retainers to regain control of her own fate. With the magics of the Vaitura, and Altimere's retribution arrayed against her, she escapes with only her horse, a mad forest-living Brethren, and her freed magical servant Nancy at her side. Worse, the recovered legendary hero Longeye, long beloved of the Vaitura's forest folk and creatures, has re-armed at Sian's bidding, and knows most of all about Becca that she is both dangerous, and of the same folk who cruelly tortured him and slew his lover before his eyes.