The Champion’s Ruin by Kristen Banet – A Book Review

Posted November 25, 2020 by Booksandblurbs in Epic, Fantasy, Reverse Harem, Reviews / 1 Comment

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The Champion’s Ruin

(Age Of The Andinna – Book 6)

by Kristen Banet
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Slow Burn, Epic Fantasy RH, ARC
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down & Dirty

Mave and her crew stun in this epic continuation of this long running Fantasy Adventure – it brings the pain, joy and even a few answers. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Pride comes before the fall.

Riding the high of the victories their rebellion had been able to claim early in their campaign against the tyranny and oppression of the Empire, the Andinna stand tall. They find reasons to celebrate with every won skirmish, every freed slave, and every reunion with their friends from Olost. Mave stands at the top beside her king, her friend, and her brother, Alchan Andini, as they claim each of those victories. Supporting them, the full force and power of the Ivory Shadows, helping lead the Andinna to freedom. Her husbands, their extended families, their community, a band of warriors brought together in the most terrible of times. A band of warriors who will stop at nothing to see freedom before their lifetimes are over.

But Shadra has joined the fray now. A thousand years before, a cunning noble woman knew how to cut to the heart of the Andinna and bring them to their knees. Her generals and admirals are floundering. Her son and heir is dead. There are traitors and spies in her midst. But she is Empress Shadra of the Elvasi Empire and she has defeated the warrior Andinna people before. She is resolved to do it again.

Pride comes before the fall.
And when one can fly, that fall can be a very long way down.

My Thoughts on The Champion’s Ruin

When I first saw the title of this novel, I’ll admit… I was scared. The Champion’s Ruin…… how can that not make you nervous? Mave is THE Champion, not only from the Pits but for the King and her People. Well, the title IS accurate, but not quite in the way I feared. It’s a bit worse, actually. Painful and heartbreaking – but so, so worth it. I cried as I read, having to step away a time or two in order to gather myself, as I love these characters I am thoroughly invested in their journey. And what a journey it is turning out to be.

The Empress is still on the periphery, making moves and causing havoc – and the war is encroaching ever closer to the heart of all the Andinna hold dear. The next book will be the final in this long running saga, and judging by the length and breadth of the first six, not to mention all the threads that still need to be tied, it promises to be a doozy of a tome.

I have loved every single book in this series so far, but this one? It has to be my favorite. At least until April 2021, when book 7 comes out.

**I received an ARC of this novel and am thrilled to share my honest opinion**


Third Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type:

Cliffhanger…. sort of.



Romantic Dynamic:


Character Age Range:


My Final Verdict on The Champion’s Ruin

This book was everything I was looking for in my Epic Fantasy – with plenty of RH action to soothe my soul. Adventure, danger, determination, love, loss…. it’s all here, and it’s a journey worth taking. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

The Champion’s Ruin

Published November 24th, 2020
536 Pages

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Your Turn

What are you reading today? Have you read this series yet? What other books by Kristen Banet have you enjoyed? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!



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