Aislin Ferry and Jason Moros have only days until they will be called to account before the Keepers of the Afterlife. Yet as they race to restore order and make their case, their worlds fall into total disarray.
Mutiny within the fractured Ferry family threatens Aislin’s hold on power and role as Charon. Meanwhile, the fearsome Lord of the Kere has family trouble of his own. Someone is unraveling the fabric of fate, and Moros suspects one of his supernatural siblings is behind the terrible bid to unleash Chaos.
Now unlikely allies, Aislin and Moros each need the other to escape the wrath of the Keepers. As the stakes rise, it becomes clear that protecting their respective empires is not the endgame. With the fate of all humanity dangling by a thread, Aislin and Moros must surrender completely to one another if they are to fight their common enemy. And as time runs out, someone must make the ultimate sacrifice.
Fated is the third book in the Servants of Fate series by Sarah Fine and if you haven’t read anything by Fine yet, I recommend you fix that soon. You could even start with this series as I thought she did a fantastic job with all three books by combining the urban fantasy pieces with the paranormal and of course…the romance. Book three focuses on Aislin and Moros and not only their relationships with those around them but also how these two people from different sides of fate, find themselves drawn to each other.
Aislin is now Charon of the Ferry family and she has a very tentative hold on the reigns of the family business. Not because she doesn’t know what she doing – she absolutely does – but because there are some on the board that want to lead themselves so they are doing whatever they can to undermine her control. As the story progresses, we find out what is really going on and it ties back to Moros.
Moros has an interesting relationship with his siblings. None of them seem to trust each other and there are a few of them that are doing everything they can to get rid of Moros and release Chaos. As Moros and Aislin determine they will work together to face the Keepers of the Afterlife, they also realize that the only way they can save each other and their empires is to truly trust one another. To do that, Aislin let’s Moros touch her so that he can truly see she won’t betray him. Instead, what he sees is even more disturbing. Sorry…that’s all I’m going to say about that.
Fine did a fantastic job of building out the worlds these characters navigated through. They aren’t only in the Veil and on earth this time. They are in different worlds working to find the things they need to save themselves and what’s important to them and Fine did such a great job of taking me along with Aislin and Moros.
Fine also did a great job of setting up the relationship for these two characters. It was an important part of the story because it also tied back to them trusting in each other but it didn’t take over the overall story. As the story moves forward, not only do we get to see the relationship develop between these two, but we see them work together and ultimately lean on each other to save the world from Chaos. I loved seeing Aislin’s family begin to accept Moros and who he is instead of holding his responsibility against him.
In the end, this was a great addition to the series. I know this review seems pretty sparse but there isn’t much I can say without giving any pieces of the story away. Just know that if you have read the first two books, you should really enjoy this one as well. Fine knows how to develop a great story and adds to it with well-developed characters. The fact that she can write romance really well too is a plus. This is another great addition to the Sarah Fine collection of books and if you like paranormal and urban fantasy, definitely check this series out.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the review copy.