"Lady Changeling by Kenneth Altabef is something quite different, a bit of a mixture of genres – historical romance, horror, science fiction and fantasy – all drawn together in an epic tale that will have you on the edge of your seat. The story is action packed with a lot of drama and plenty of twists that keep you guessing and keep you reading. The characters are an interesting mix, each developed with compelling subplots that all lead to an ending that will surprise you. This is gripping stuff, a historical tale told in a modern voice that is, as the author says, really only suitable for a more mature audience."
--Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers’ Favorite
Eric Grayson has devoted his life to freeing the faeries from oppression, sacrificing his lands, title and honour. With no cooperation from the British, his faery wife Theodora and their Summer Court allies must resort to a desperate scheme to gain the King's favor.
The seductive Dark Queen enacts a plan of her own. Her Winter Court faeries have infiltrated the inner circle of King George III with designs upon the entire British empire.
With spies in the Royal Court and deadly false faces lurking among the faeries of both camps, this sequel to "Lady Changeling" delivers non-stop fantasy, political intrigue and suspense.
In this imaginative conclusion to the Lady Changeling trilogy, the faeries of Barrow Downes have achieved their long-sought goal – emancipation from British oppression and a magical capital city of their own at Everbright. But their troubles are only just beginning...
King George maintains a heavy hand over the new faery commonwealth and a military presence within Everbright itself. When Dresdemona and the Winter Court arrive, Moonshadow must face an inevitable challenge for leadership which begs the question – Who should rule? And Theodora’s romantic problems continue. Estranged from her husband, an unexpected suitor enters her life. Will she find love with someone new or simply more heartbreak?
"Lady Changeling is a solid, enjoyable book that kept my interest. While not giving the rest of the book away I can say it involves pirates, a mad alchemist, and a mystery plot worthy of Agatha Christie. It’s extremely well done."
-- Abyss & Apex Magazine
"A deftly crafted fantasy by a master of the genre, "Lady Changeling" showcases Altabef's genuine flair for originality and mature storytelling." --Midwest Book Review.
"Top Pick! 5 Stars (out of five): Freaking amazing. The whole thing reads likes the perfect Historical Urban Fantasy."
-- Underground Book Review
THE LADY CHANGELING SERIES.
Who can you trust?
In the summer of 1750, Eric Grayson discovers his wife of ten years is a faery spy, a member of a treacherous race the British--and the Grayson family in particular--have hunted and reviled for many years. As his dark family secrets unravel, will Eric ever break the cycle of death and madness that haunts him?
Lady Theodora is caught in a desperate situation of her own. In order to fend off a monster from her past, she must completely destroy the man she loves.
Who can you trust?
Not Amalric, the deranged alchemist.
Not Redthorne, the seductive faery assassin.
Not Draven 'The Raven' Ketch, a mad pirate.
And certainly not Meadowlark, Theodora's vengeful faery ex-lover.
Lady Changeling offers a satisfying mix of high fantasy and gothic romance with a touch of Lovecraftian horror. Suggested for mature readers.