Review: Emily Wilde’s Map of the Otherlands by Heather Fawcett

A square version of the cover of the book Emily WIlde's Map of the Otherlands by Heather Fawcett.
A square version of the cover of the book Emily WIlde’s Map of the Otherlands by Heather Fawcett.

This book came out on the 16th of January, I started reading it on the 17th and was done by the 18th. I just absolutely devoured this book. It was entirely possible that I could have finished the book on the 17th if I had not stopped myself from continuing.

The second book of the series continues doing what I liked about the first book. Emily is still a curmudgeonly person and Wendell continues to be his mysterious charming self. There is the addition of two more great characters to the party, Ariadne, Emily’s niece along with Rose, a stuffy colleague of Emily’s from the university at Cambridge.

Most of the book also takes place in another rural village, this time somewhere in Switzerland and the villagers there are also charming. I continue to be impressed by the way the author has used the mythology of the fae in her narrative and worldbuilding. It’s a treat to immerse myself in the world and I find myself looking forward to what new kinds of fae horror or delight our intrepid heroes will encounter next.

The romance sub-plot between Wendell and Emily continues to be extremely enjoyable. Just a treat every time we get them awkwardly flirting. Lovely stuff that warms the heart on these cold winter days!

I am very glad I started reading this series and there is good news on that front! The end of the book mentions that there will be a third book in this series. I am very much looking forward to reading that whenever it comes out!