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(Age of The Andinna – Book 4)
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 mixed up gang of Andinna’s is back, this time with a plan and a solid goal of freedom. It’s drama filled, emotional and action packed – AND it’s free on Kindle Unlimited!
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
One declaration was all it took. The Andinna Rebellion has begun. Knowing that the fight will be hard, Mave has taken back the title of Champion. King’s Champion. She’s resolved to stand tall beside King Alchan Andini and fight for him, and to fight for her people.
But it’s off to a troubling start. Not enough manpower and no way to get their remaining warriors out of hiding, the leaders of the rebellion have found themselves battling against their own inevitable failure. If they don’t find solutions to their many problems and fast, the Rebellion is doomed before it even begins. Mave is hamstrung by her own inexperience, Alchan is trying to keep the hope of his people alive and strong, and the Company is being pulled in every direction.
The first step of the Rebellion is taking back the Andinna port city of Kerit, but they can’t do it alone. Their homeland holds secrets, however even unexpected allies bring their own problems.
Plagued by doubts, Mave is going to have to search deep within herself to find the resolve she needs to win her coming battles. Both at home and against the Empire.
Thoughts on The Rebel’s Vision
Holy smokes!!!! Not only does this book hit the ground running, it rarely stops. We have the ebbs and flows that are natural to Epic Fantasy, the pauses in the plot push where time moves forward, relationships are solidified and subtle motions are made… yet this IS THE book where the crux and heart of the metaplot is forged in iron and blood.
After deciding that just existing and saving the occasional Andinna slave wasn’t enough anymore, the Ivory Shadow company, or rather, the Royal Guard, are stepping up and stepping in…. crafting a dangerous and bold rebellion against their Elvisi Overlords – and everything that they represent. It’s brash, it’s suicidal, and it’s the only option they have left.
Mave truly makes large leaps forward in this installment, discovering who she is beyond the blade and grit. Her relationships are growing, adding hearts to the mix WE, as readers, may have seen coming, yet seem to surprise her with their reality. She needs it though, the love and comfort of a steady heart, and what a full Mayara (though it’s not quite full yet, is it?) may mean for her and the rest of her men. It’s emotional and raw, and breaks down what it means to really understand where another is coming from… and where they are going.
I can’t wait to see what happens next!
**I received an ARC of this novel and am thrilled to share my honest opinion!**
- Mave is FINALLY letting go some of her anger and fear, stepping beyond her past and starting to see a way to a future where she can be the Andinna she is meant to be.
- Alchan…. while I really want him with Mave, his Character Arc is divine.
- Luykas – I adore that white winged fool.
- Revelations: There are so many… but still quite a few questions left and new ones raised.
- Family units. Enough said.
- Epic Fantasy done right.
- Oh Mave… that last bit? What the heck are you thinking???
Third Person, Multiple POV
R to Mature
MMMF (for now) Elsewhere, M/M
Character Age Range
My Final Verdict on The Rebel’s Vision
I am head over heals in love with this series and recommend it to any and everyone! If you like fantasy, you’ll love this. If you enjoy Reverse Harem, you’ll love this. And if you just love complicated, deadly and political machinations and plots… you’ll love this. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
Published February 13th, 2020
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Have you read this series yet? How about other books by the talented Kristen Banet? Leave a comment, I would LOVE to talk!