Maybe I have been reading too many urban fantasies with kick-ass heroines lately, but it was really refreshing reading one with a male lead and set in 1970's troubled Ireland. The story follows Liam, a young Catholic, who seems to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time. After 3 years in two different prisons and marrying into a political family he joins the IRA. Liam has never known his father and has grown up thinking his father was a Protestant. His life turns to sorrow and violence as he slowly learns he is something more than human and human politics starts mixing with the battle between the Fey and the Fallen. The story is dark and terribly sad, but also creative and wonderfully written.