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Book Suggestions: Before the Broken Star, by Emily R. King.

Written by a top author, and looks fantastic 👍📖☕️📚

Abstract

A fierce young female adventurer battles time itself to claim her destiny in a sweeping new fantasy saga from the author of the Hundredth Queen series.

Everley Donovan is living on borrowed time. The lone survivor of her family’s unexplained assassination, she was saved by an ingeniously crafted clockwork heart. But the time she was given won’t last forever. Now, every tick-tock reminds her how fragile her existence is and hastens her quest to expose Killian Markham, the navy admiral who shattered her world and left her for dead. But Everley’s hunt for justice will be a long and hard-won voyage.

Her journey takes her to a penal colony on a cursed isle, where she will be married off and charged to build the new world. It is here, and beyond, that hidden realms hide, treasures are unearthed, her family secrets are buried, and young love will test the strength of her makeshift heart. When Everley discovers Markham may not be who he seems, her pursuit for truth is bound to his redemption, her tragic history, and her astonishing destiny.

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Reading Suggestions: Hunt Little Wolf, by Serenity Rayne (2019).

Love this cover. Always up for a Werewolf/Lucan story. May have to add this to my reading list 📖📚👌💫😊🌻

Abstract

My name is Aurora. I am the first of my kind. After I ascended, it became clear to my Guardian’s that I wasn’t your average Lycan. My father’s noble bloodline has gifted me with powers unheard of for a Lycan. Half Lycan. Half dragon. I am a lethal hybrid of the two. With the help of my mates, I am hunting down the traitors to my kingdom, one by one. 
The Strigoi may be an ever present pain in my ass, but even they can’t compare to what I feel waiting for us. I feel that something lurks in the background, a puppeteer pulling the strings of the usurpers.
With only two mates left to gather, my harem is almost complete. With their added strength, I will finally be able to avenge my family and take back my Mother’s throne.

On my blood, I will triumph over my enemies… let my bloody coronation begin.

True mates,
blood and gore. 

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Book Ideas: The Wolf, by Leo Carew.

This looks might be worth a second look. The cover really catches the eye. Could be a good book for the new year 👍📖🍵

Abstract

A great war has come to the land under the Northern Sky.

Beyond the Black River, among the forests and mountains of the north, lives an ancient race of people. Their lives are measured in centuries, not decades; they revel in wilderness and resilience, and they scorn wealth and comfort. 

By contrast, those in the south live in the moment, their lives more fleeting. They crave wealth and power, their ambition is limitless, and their cunning unmatched.

When the armies of the south flood across the Black River, the fragile peace between the two races is shattered. On a lightning-struck battlefield, the two sides will fight – for their people, for their land, for their very survival. 

Two sides. One victor.

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Book Review: Ruin, by John Gwynne (2015).

The third book in the series written by John Gwynne has turned out to be an amazing ride in an attempt to fight for the side of good in lands gutted and tortured by evil. Corban finds himself surrounded by enemies and in deep trouble. Cywen likewise has found herself in places she would prefer not to have discovered.

WARNING! SPOILER! I can’t help it to express my happiness at finding Corbin’s beloved Storm still alive. She may be at deaths door. But as long as her heat continues to beat there is still hope. Especially with Brina not far away to help.

The storyline and plot continues to twist and thicken. The Kadoshim are proving to be more and more difficult to thwart and they appear much more devious than I had first thought.

All in all the author has given readers exactly what they are looking for. Blood, death and war. Fidele has become even more central as well as Maquim and things are much more emotional between the characters that we have come to love.

Overall I believe this has been a fantastic read. Again as the previous two books I would have to say Corban and Storm remain my favourite characters through which is good considering the central focus of the novel revolves around them! I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in fantasy and struggling empires! I rate this book 9/10 stars

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Book Suggestions: Burdens Edge, by Sever Bronny (2017).

This looks as though it may be worth taking a look at. Everyone loves Dragon’s right?

⭐️ 📚 📖 👍 ✨ ☕️❤️🌻

Abstract


When a young man chooses a forbidden calling, he must prove his worth . . . or watch his kingdom fall.

Sixteen-year-old Augum Stone is a warlock prodigy suffocating under the weight of expectations. Students idolize him. Nobles plot to exploit him. Commoners think he’s a miracle-maker. And with invasion looming, his already war-weakened kingdom expects him to be its champion.

But Augum doesn’t want to be a pawn in someone else’s game. He’ll forge his own path: that of the Arcaner–not a warlock or a knight, but a lethal combination of both. Legend says Arcaners once had the power to summon dragons. If true, it could change everything.

Resurrecting the Arcaner path comes with consequences, however. Scandal. Malice. Treachery. And a harrowing test of character.

He must survive.
He must prove he’s worthy of an ancient path.
And he must save the kingdom . . . before it’s too late.

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Book Review: Valour, by John Gwynne (2014).

Valour is the second book in the Faithless and the Fallen series authored by incredible John Gwynne. This series has turned out to be more exciting and interesting than I had anywhere near imagined. Corbin is a fantastic character and completely captured my imagination. Especially since he has this amazing relationship with the Wolven, Storm. I think that is what originally had captured my attention. But the constant heroism, empathy and strength portrayed by this character is fabulous. Not only is Corbin an extraordinary character, there are several additional characters that have won my heart. Cywen, Corbin’s brother, and Brina have also made there ways into my heart. Cywen as in the maiden who works hard and for all the right reasons and deserves much more than she receives, and Brina the elderly woman wise, and full of criticism, ready with the comic relief right when it’s needed. There is also Filede and Maquin. An unexpected live between two complete polar opposite. However, as the old saying goes, opposites attract.Again this is another book well written by John Gwynne. It has kept me at a constant book vigil being very difficult to put down once in the swing of the story. I am currently heartbroken and in much need of reading the final book. Which thankfully is not out of reach. As this book has left me with many questions I just have to have an answer to and soon! Overall I highly praise John Gwynne and officially hold him in league with my favourites Robin Hobb Nd Mark Lawrence. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the fantasy genre and of the young adult age and older. I give this book a rating of 10/10 stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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Reading Ideas: Wolfskin, by Juliet Marillier (2017).

This could be another beginning to a fantastic series ☕️📚🌻📖👍💁‍♀️

Abstract

Growing up on a farm in Rogaland, Norway, all Eyvind has ever wanted is to become one of the greatest Viking warriors-a Wolfskin-and fight for his leader in the name of the Warfather god, Thor. But his friend Somerled, a strange and lonely boy, has his own plans for the future. And they begin with an oath of brotherhood, which Eyvind swears to prove to Somerled that he has an ally.

A world away, Nessa, niece of King Engus of the Folk, begins her training to become a priestess of the Light Isles, and learn the ways of the mysteries.

Many years later, Eyvind, now one of the most highly regarded Wolfskins, is obliged to accompany Somerled and a group of settlers, led by Somerled’s much respected brother, Ulf, to begin a new settlement on the beautiful islands rumoured to lie across the western sea. The expedition begins badly, however, with a tragic event on board one of the ships. Something tells Eyvind that it may not have been an accident …

In spite of these beginnings they reach the islands, and Ulf’s new settlement is a harmonious one. Then one day, on a trip to a Holy place of the Folk, a brutal murder occurs. Now Eyvind begins to feel the binds of his boyhood oath, and realises what sort of future Somerled had in mind for himself all those years ago …

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