The Fae Keeper by HE Edgmon_ Blog Tour & Review

THE FAE KEEPER

By H.E. Edgmon

On Sale: May 31, 2022

INKYARD PRESS

YOUNG ADULT FICTION/Fantasy/ Epic/Romance/LGBTQ+

9781335425911; 1335425918

$18.99 USD $23.99 CAN

432 pages

About the Book

In the heart-stopping sequel to The Witch King, Wyatt and Emyr attempt to rebuild Asalin despite unexpected new enemies within their kingdom.

Two weeks after the door to Faery closed once more, Asalin is still in turmoil. Emyr and Wyatt are hunting Derek and Clarke themselves after having abolished the corrupt Guard, and are trying to convince the other kingdoms to follow their lead. But when they uncover the hidden truth about the witches’ real place in fae society, it becomes clear the problems run much deeper than anyone knew. And this may be more than the two of them can fix.

As Wyatt struggles to learn control of his magic and balance his own needs with the needs of a kingdom, he must finally decide on the future he wants—before he loses the future he and Emyr are building…

About the Author

H.E. EDGMON (he/they) is a questionable influence, a dog person, and an author of books both irreverent and radicalizing. Born and raised in the rural south, he currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with his eccentric little family. His stories imagine Indigenous worlds and center queer kids saving each other. H.E. has never once gotten enough sleep and probably isn’t going to anytime soon. THE WITCH KING was his debut.

Social Links:

Author website: heedgmon.com 

Twitter: @heedgmon

Instagram: @heedgmon

Facebook: N/A

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19994258.H_E_Edgmon 

Buy Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Fae-Keeper-Witch-King-Duology/dp/1335425918/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= 

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-fae-keeper-he-edgmon/1139818442 

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781335425911 

Books-A-Million: https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Fae-Keeper/H-E-Edgmon/9781335425911 

AppleBooks: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781335425911 

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/The_Fae_Keeper?id=p6U3EAAAQBAJ&hl=en_US&gl=US 

[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

The Fae Keeper
 is the sequel to the Queer YA Fantasy , The Witch King by H.E. Edgmon. The story picks up shortly after the ending of book 1 as our leading character try to change their kingdom for the better and come up against more than a few who revolt against the change. I’m not going to go into any more than that because #spoilers !

As soon as I began, all my fond feelings for Wyatt , Emyr and Briar came rushing to the forefront of my mind. Our young hero’s went through a lot in the previous books, on top of the pressure they have been surrounded by their whole lives. To say they are struggling emotionally and mentally is an understatement, but they overcome it with the help of one another. The communication between Wyatt and those closest to him is on point when it needs to be.

Wyatt, even though he is still learning how to control his magic, he goes through so much emotional growth in this book. He accepts and loves his body for everything it does, and he learns to communication his feelings and thoughts instead of instantly reacting emotionally as he has in the past. He is also embracing his feelings for Emyr and doesn’t hesitate to tell him he loves him. He does go through an internal debate about whether he just loves him or is ‘in love’ with him, but all his internal dialogue and actions make it pretty obviously that he’s in love with him. I already loved Emyr from the beginning but I fell even more in love with him in this one with his vulnerability and his fierce love of Wyatt. They also have a great sex positive relationship, there’s a scene where they discuss insecurities and fears in the bedroom and both press the importance that no at anytime is more than okay.

The sequel takes Wyatt and Emyr on emotional journeys where they discover truths, defeat old enemies, and make new allies. A fight for survival and a better world for witches. The book is once again told from Wyatt’s point of view, but towards the end during the big climax we are given more than a few new point of views . It was so satisfying to be inside Emry and Briar’s heads, if only for a few pages. I’m sad to have the series by completed, but I’m very satisfied with the ending to Wyatt’s story.

For the first time, my body is my own. My future is my own . Not as the witch king, or the fae keeper. Just as Wyatt. “

—Written by Amanda—

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