StoryGraph Saturday: Midnight Never Come

StoryGraph Saturday is a weekly thing where I randomly choose a book from my To Read pile on StoryGraph and show it off to both remind myself that it’s there and to show it to you in case you might find it interesting, too.


Midnight Never Come (The Onyx Court #1)
by Marie Brennan
Historical Fantasy
400 pages

From The StoryGraph:

England flourishes under the hand of its Virgin Queen: Elizabeth, Gloriana, last and most powerful of the Tudor monarchs.

But a great light casts a great shadow.

In hidden catacombs beneath London, a second Queen holds court: Invidiana, ruler of faerie England, and a dark mirror to the glory above. In the thirty years since Elizabeth ascended her throne, fae and mortal politics have become inextricably entwined, in secret alliances and ruthless betrayals whose existence is suspected only by a few.

Two courtiers, both struggling for royal favor, are about to uncover the secrets that lie behind these two thrones. When the faerie lady Lune is sent to monitor and manipulate Elizabeth’s spymaster, Walsingham, her path crosses that of Michael Deven, a mortal gentleman and agent of Walsingham’s. His discovery of the “hidden player” in English politics will test Lune’s loyalty and Deven’s courage alike. Will she betray her Queen for the sake of a world that is not hers? And can he survive in the alien and Machiavellian world of the fae? For only together will they be able to find the source of Invidiana’s power—find it, and break it…

A breathtaking novel of intrigue and betrayal set in Elizabethan England; Midnight Never Come seamlessly weaves together history and the fantastic to dazzling effect.


StoryGraph recommended this book to me. I found the title and cover art intriguing, and when I read the synopsis I knew I had to give it a try. Elizabeth I is one of my favorite historical figures, so combining her time period with faeries is a surefire way to get my attention. I don’t know when I’ll get to this one, but I hope I’ll be able to pick it up this year. Perhaps this summer.

4 thoughts on “StoryGraph Saturday: Midnight Never Come

  1. It seems like The StoryGraph recommends a lot of really interesting books to you. I wonder how long it will take before I get recommendations that intrigue me…
    And yes, I know I could import my Goodreads. But that sounds like work. So…

  2. Have you set your preferences for the recommendations? That will definitely help. It also helps that I’ve been on StoryGraph for more than a year. I’ve been noticing that the recommendations change as I proceed through the various series I’m trying to finish up. When I was reading the historical mysteries, I was getting a lot of historical fiction. Then I got a bunch of steampunk.

    Adding your Goodreads data is pretty quick. It takes a few minutes to download the data from GR, and then another few minutes to upload it to SG. I thought it was worth the time.

  3. Okay, I’m glad to hear it’s worth the time to upload your Goodreads data. It’s on my To Do list; we’ll see when I get to it. It’s been so hard making choices. Like right now I’m blog hopping instead of showering/sleeping. #MomLife

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