Night Myst is the first book in a new (well, new to me – this book was published in 2010) paranormal romance series by Yasmine Galenorn. Cicely Waters has finally returned home to New Forest, WA and finds it much different than she remembers. People are disappearing, bodies are turning up, and the local leader of the witches has been murdered. Cecily is a witch who can manipulate the air and is dismayed to find her beloved forest taken over by Myst, the Vampiric Fae Queen of the Indigo Court. Not only has Myst taken over Cicely’s town but she has also taken control of Cicely’s love, Grieve. When Cicely’s aunt and friend both go missing, Cicely and her cousin must battle the Indigo Court and Myst to get them back.
This book is a promising start to Yasmine Galenorn’s Indigo Court series. It contains all the paranormal romance elements – star-crossed lovers, a possible love triangle, and a vampire baddie that you’re already hoping gets staked. There’s witches, fae, vampires, fae vampires, elementals, shape shifters – if it’s supernatural, it’s probably in this novel.
The book got off to a slow start, but I think that was a result of all the world building and introducing of characters. Cicely and her cousin have many of the same characteristics as characters in other Yasmine Galenorn novels and, like most of Galenorn’s protagonists, the females in this book kick ass. They can fight dirty and can hurl a spell just as good, or better, than the men.
I’m think I’m going to give this series a chance and read the next book to see what happens.