{Story Diary} City of Fae by Pippa DaCosta

Jul 18, 2016

cofCity of Fae by Pippa DaCosta
New Adult Urban Fantasy
May 7, 2015 from Bloomsbury Spark

Days to live. Hours to love. Seconds to kill.

From the moment Alina touches London's hottest fae superstar, breaking one of the laws founded to protect all of her kind, her fate – and the fae – close in.

Below ground, the fae High Queen plots to claim the city as her own and places her pawns, ready for the battle to come. A battle she cannot lose, but for one small problem – Alina. There are four ancient keepers powerful enough to keep the queen in her prison. Three are dead. One remains … And to fight back, Alina risks sacrificing everything she has come to love.



London, England

"London, with her web of ancient streets and forgotten avenues, embraces lost souls."
--Pippa DaCosta, City of Fae

The Trinity Law

The Trinity Law was very clear when dealing with the fae. Three levels of protection. If you failed those safeguards, one could essentially wave goodbye to free will and throw themselves at the feet of their new fae master.

Look, but don't touch.
Touch, but don't feel.
Feel, but don't love.


Fae. Faerie.

The Harpy. Also known as the Nightmare Queen.

Cu Sith. A phantom hound. It is said that they are owned by the Fae, and haunted the Scottish Highlands. He would cross the realm of the Faery to ours to seek out mortal victims. The Cu Sith would come and steal mortal women to use their milk for Faery children. The beast was normally the size of a cow or calf and was dark green or black.

Fenrir. A monstrous wolf.

Spiders. A swarm of spiders can band together and transform into an entity that can tower over others and...talk. They have a spider queen that sucks the life out of people, and can tap into humans minds. Individual spider sizes can vary from small to the size of a hand.

Fae Facts

  • The Fae have pointy tipped ears, walk with catwalk grace and acute control.
  • Could appear and disappear at will and are twice as strong and fast.
  • They are not to be trusted, self-centered, manipulative only after one thing; the truth.
  • They need Draiocht (the aura of energy) to live.
  • Weapon of choice: Fae daggers and short swords and faeblades as lethal as their wielders. Only the elite Fae Authority were permitted to carry blades in public.

"A weak fae was a dangerous thing."
--Pippa DaCosta, City of Fae

"Fate's a bitch that'll bite you whether your choices are right or wrong."
--Pippa DaCosta, City of Fae

Reign hooked a finger under my chin, urging me to face him.
"You don't ever need to hide the truth of you, not from me."

--Pippa DaCosta, City of Fae

I whispered, "I don't want to be alone."
"We're all alone, Alina. But you and I can be alone together."
--Pippa DaCosta, City of Fae

"I can't for the life of me stop thinking about you. That touch. We've touched before--I don't know how many times. Too many. You took part of me, my draiocht. I can't close my eyes without seeing you. I'm caught, Alina, whether you meant it or not."
--Pippa DaCosta, City of Fae

Pippa DaCosta is a hybrid author. Before securing a traditional publisher, she published the Veil Series (a x5 book urban fantasy series) independently in 2014. She has also published two science fiction books, with more planned for 2016. Pippa is traditionally published with Bloomsbury, and Random House Germany. Her work has been featured in the Galaxy Chronicles anthology, part of the Future Chronicles series. Pippa continues to independently and traditionally publish her work.

She lives in Cornwall, UK.

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