Review of Silverdream and Bloodfire By Author Brenda Wynn

 

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Silverdream and Bloodfire
(3rd Review for October)
Star rating 5 stars

Some of this story is based in the mortal world and told through the eyes of a young woman called Amanda, who is in a wheel chair; it was this part of the story that caught me off guard. I never read of the heroine having such a disability and one I never really thought about. But reading from Amanda’s perspective was intriguing and educational to understand what one must live with when unable to walk. Her struggles through life, where so real my heart broke for her, yet she was strong and persistent when many would have given up. She lives a normal life, going to college having a part time job, and a boyfriend (one I really didn’t like).

Amanda becomes fascinated with a Harcot property that supposedly holds notes from its previous owner (who also was in a wheelchair) Dr.Harcot who believed another world existed with strange creatures and magic. He built the Harcot property to experiment but soon after no one ever saw him again. So Amanda rents out the property to search for his notes (under the watchful and evil eye of Stevenson) and she gets far more than she bargains for by trading places with the Prince of Elydir while he is performing for the Bloodfire ritual. This is where the story really starts when Amanda finds herself in Elydir with the ability to walk, and Kelvan finds himself in the mortal world unable to walk. Amanda is soon announced as the Coritus which is the one that can banish all evil.

We start off in Elydir with Kantis who is a powerful sorcerer. Kantis is a really likable character throughout the story we see his love for his people but mostly for Kelvan the prince and hopefully the future Coritus the one who would banish the evil from Elydir. But when it all boils down Kantis will do anything to save his world, and if that means putting Kelvan aside and taking Amen-Jen (Amanda) under his wing it is what he will do, with the support of King T’Kerr and even against the wishes of Queen Tabitha he helps Amen-Jen on her journey to banish Aton and Hagah the evil witch.

The world of Elydir is fascinating and I applaud the author for such descriptive and imaginary writing. Elydir is set in medieval times, and fuelled with magic; the land is split between elves, dwarfs, humans and Sorcerers. Elydir is a place where dragons live, and such small things as flowers can kill. I was drawn into a world that I felt I walked on the soil or could smell the sea, or even taste the unusual food they eat, even down to the creature’s that grazed or lived amongst the people was imaginary and unusual it was really learning a whole new world with its own language and ways.

The story is far from over I am truly eager to see what happens. This was exceptionally written book with more imagination than I have read in a long time.

 

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Review of Demon Divided by author Sharon Steveson

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(2nd Review for October)

Demon Divided

Stars: 4/5 Stars

This book was given to me by the author for an honest review. Demon Divided was a fast paced, smart talking, and well written book.

I love the Gallow siblings but my favourite being Shaun. Don’t get me wrong Sarah is pretty cool but her love life is too crazy for me to keep up with, between Dev, Ray, Ben and now War, O and a pet wolf, it’s just to crazy. With Shaun it’s just Elle which I love and Elle had me laughing so much throughout this book.

The three main Characters Shaun, Elle and Sarah are all smart mouths giving you plenty of laughs throughout the book.But the story is also very gruesome, a lot of heads get cut off, and hearts ripped out. it was far more gruesome than the first book.

At first I had no idea where the plot was going a lot of deaths and a lot of involvements, but when Shaun gets his auntie’s Diary it soon puts everything into place, and with Sarah creating more problems then necessary you have a lot of sub-plots but they are all tied together.

I’m left still with lots of questions. War being one of them, but i also wonder is Elle really who she says she is, her name changes too much, she talks a lot but says nothing really. and what about Will? or will the council finally catch up with the Gallow Siblings.

Sigh I guess I will have to read the next one to find out.

Really really enjoyable and fast paced

 

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16242294-demon-divided?from_search=true

Featured Author Kyra Halland author of Chosen of Azara

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Synopsis:

Chosen of Azara

Juzeva: Born a princess of the beautiful land of Savaru, dedicated to the service of the magical Source Azara, she is forced to marry a man she doesn’t know for the sake of her country’s survival, and finds herself trapped in a web of evil and betrayal…

Sevry: The last king of the war-ravaged land of Savaru, he is tasked by Azara with finding the secret that his aunt Juzeva carried with her when she disappeared – the secret that will bring Savaru back to life – and finds himself hounded by evil men who want to use that secret for their own terrible purposes…

Lucie: The cherished only daughter of a Ceryrian baron, haunted by visions of a desperate man, she is unaware of her true heritage and the power she holds to restore life to a long-dead land…

Then Sevry, Savaru’s past, and Juzeva’s secret catch up with Lucie, leading her to adventure, danger, and a love that will forever change her life and the lost land of Savaru.

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About the Author:

 

Bio:
Kyra Halland is a writer of darkly emotional tales of fantasy and romance. She lives in southern Arizona and has a very patient husband, two less-patient cats, and two young adult sons of whom she is very proud.

Her writing career began in 2nd grade with the story of Daisy the Horse-Farm Horse. It got sidetracked when she went into music, ultimately ending up with a Master’s in Music History, then got back on track soon after that when she began writing fantasy novels as a new stay-at-home mom with a young baby. Now that that baby and the other baby are adults, or close enough, she has turned more of her time to her writing career.

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