Book: Maahilund (The Fair and Fey) by J. Ellynecategories: Book, Epic, Magic, Elves, Alternate History Adult Fantasy
J. Ellyneabout this book: Maahilund is the second part of an epic, alternate history, adult fantasy. In this book there is even more sexy adult content than in the first (no fading to black in the love scenes) but this is not mainly erotica. There is romance, magic, and adventure aplenty and a strong fantasy plot, written for grown ups.
Sashegh is mature now, no longer the innocent young girl she was back on Maginaugh. She has traveled with her mother (somewhat reluctantly) across the ocean to a new island where her mother starts another settlement. Sashegh becomes the central character in Maahilund, a wise and brave leader who knows who she is and what she wants.
No longer does she have to fend off primitive savages. Now she has to deal with Gnomes, Elves and Demons. She is befriended by the Elves and, through the use of magic, she becomes one of them. She and her Elven friends are then attacked by the Gnomes and Demons and their very existence is threatened.
There are a lot of heterosexual love/sex scenes in the book but, although Sashegh still has a strong desire to be with other women, the woman who is the object of her affection in Maahilund is strictly straight, frustrating Sashegh's advances. Has she forgotten her lover from Maginaugh? No, definitely not. She thinks the woman she meets and falls in love with in Maahilund is her Maginaugh lover reincarnated.
Sashegh's fey destiny is to become the leader of the Elves of Maahilund in epic battles with the Devil himself and his demonic followers. She has powerful spell casting abilities and a magic sword but will it be enough when she has to fight the Devil in hand to hand combat? She has been told nothing can kill the Devil.
If you have read Maginaugh, you must know by now that I do not treat these books as make believe. To me they are truly an alternate history, based on lots of research - something that could have really happened just this way. Come with me to Maahilund and find out for yourself how very real it is.
The cover image is a public domain work of art by an anonymous Finnish author. It depicts a scene where Sashegh meets a great wizard named Vainamoinen who proceeds to turn her into an Elf. This book was much easier for me to write than Maginaugh but it turned out even better. It just flowed out, the characters seemed to tell the story themselves and all I had to do was transcribe it for you to read.
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