|Cover artist||Mark Tucker (photography)|
|Publisher||HarperTeen, an imprint of Harper Collins|
|Publication date||February 22, 2011|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
|Preceded by||Radiant Shadows|
Darkest Mercy is an Urban fantasy novel by Melissa Marr. It is set in the same universe as Marr's previous YA novels, but is not a sequel to Radiant Shadows; rather, it is a companion novel like Ink Exchange was, focusing on a different set of characters.
Keenan must choose between his queen Aislinn and his beloved Donia, while Aislinn is in love with Seth. However when the warmongering villain Bananach attacks they must unite, until at the end the love quadrilateral is resolved.
Darkest Mercy commences with a usual deep and dark gloom as seen in a few of its series. The last book of the Wicked Lovely series, begins with chaos. The courts are in disorder, people are missing, the regents in all the faery courts are all relatively new at their jobs. Most of the characters from the previous books in the series are back and we see all their stories tie together in the end as they fight the faery called War and struggle to find the necessary balance between the courts. Also when Devlin and Ani are in parral they then realize how much they love each other and truly need each other! It's a truly fascinating tale of love, compassion, and war.