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(Age of The Andinna – Book 5)
by Kristen Banet
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Epic Fantasy, Slow Build/Burn RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
Action, love and growth imbue this fifth installment in the sweeping Epic Fantasy that is the Age of The Andinna, a novel that cheers as much as it scars – and it’s free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from Amazon – the GoodReads blurb reads different)
Everyone is someone’s enemy. The Elvasi and the Andinna are enemies. Alchan and Shadra stand against each other as rulers of opposing forces. Two races, locked in a deadly battle for control, each trying to out maneuver the other with their best strategies, their best warriors, and the all power at their disposal.
Mave faces her old nemesis. Prince Lothen of the Elvasi Empire.
His cruelty is renowned. The memories she has of him mark her skin in the form of permanent scars, forever telling the tale of her time in Elliar, like her tatua tell the tale of her freedom.
Old rage bubbles and boils over. Fury buried deep in her heart, Mave confronts him with a single-minded purpose. Mave has never let her anger get the best of her. Until now.
Someone’s enemy will always triumph on the battlefield. Mave can only hope it’s not her own.
The Enemy’s Triumph is a 148,000+ words, full-length novel.
Age of the Andinna is a reverse harem epic fantasy series. The female lead collect her lovers as the series progresses.
There is triggering content in this series including but not limited to: abuse, violence, mature language, and sexual content. It’s recommended for mature audiences.
Thoughts on The Enemy’s Triumph
A fantastic Epic Fantasy with engrossing characters and world building so vibrant you can almost reach out and touch it…
Mave has grown so much since her days as the Champion in the Gladiator Pits of the Elvasi Empire. Now, she stands at the right hand of her own Andinna King, a Champion for a different, but far nobler, cause. The rage that once consumed her has tempered her soul and soothed, surrounded by her growing family…somewhat.
While the maturity and stability that Mave has found is apparent, this book is all about continuing that path, and the struggles that face ALL of them along the way. Her anger may have muted, but it is far from gone, and when events conspire to send a face from her nightmares to the base of her people’s mountains, that anger brews anew. It’s volatile, testing and rather glorious.
That pivotal plot point is bracketed by other, equally interesting and transformative, events. Her household, the dreams, Alchan, the returning Gladiators, Trevan…. there are answers here, even as we are left with a few more questions. Like all good Epic Fantasy series, this is the point where the characters really start to find their feet and the cohesive dynamics needed for victory really start to gel. It’s not a lull, but merely a continuation and stepping stone for a people, and their allies, that we have grown to love.
*I received an ARC of this book and I am thrilled to share my honest opinion*
Third Person, Multiple POV
MMMMF (And growing)
Character Age Range
My Final Verdict on The Enemy’s Triumph
Book 5 launches with a tittle obscure yet chilling enough to make even the most stalwart of readers worry – and with good reason. The past comes back to taunt Mave, in more ways than one. Exciting, transformative and oddly romantic, this Epic Fantasy Reverse Harem is available on Kindle Unlimited.
Published June 17th, 2020
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What are you reading today? Have you read this Kristen Banet series yet? If not…. why? 😉 Seriously, it’s awesome. But I am a huge fan of Banet anyway, both her RH offerings and her Urban Fantasy. Leave a comment, I would love to talk!