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(Cambrexian Realm – Book 1)
by Jessica Wayne
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
Fantasy lovers rejoice! While lacking the prerequisite Dragon or Elf, this book still fits to the Fantasy theme, making the genre bend to suit its pattern instead of succumbing to the unspoken, Fantasy rules. Fast, brutal and highly inventive, it’s Free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
There is a war coming.
And it will change everything.
For Sienna Faremin, staying alive has been merely a byproduct of the torture she received for over a decade.
Running one mission after another for the Magick council, she is nothing more than their personal assassin, leaving her hands bloodier than most.
When she’s tasked with killing a man believed to be the last surviving member of a Guardian family, Sienna accepts, only to discover the man she’s supposed to kill, is none other than Daxon Ward, one of only two survivors she saved the night the Guardian academy burned to the ground.
As she dives deeper into the truth behind the attack, Sienna discovers a web of lies and deceit carefully woven into place in order to cover a deadly plot that would change the realm…forever.
Thoughts on Warrior of Magick
4.5 rounded up
This KU read was a pleasant surprise. A magical world of the brink of destruction and souls forced to fight for, and against, those that lead it. It’s dangerous, dark and quick paced, introducing characters and situations at a steady clip that keeps things moving while still explaining what’s going on, without the dreaded info dump.
The world building takes place almost in the background, seeping through the narrative until suddenly, you have a fuller picture of what is going on… and why Sienna does what she does, as well as the events that have made her the most feared assassin in the realms.
- World building.
- Character development, they all seem complex and have depths unseen by the other players.
- The underlying story is brutal.
- There is so much going on, not actual events, but meanings and motives.
- Character types; Werewolves and Vampires, which normally fit better in a UF or PNR setting, are perfect for this novel.
- POV switches could be smoother.
Third Person, Multiple POV
Character Age Range
Not disclosing her age, as this would give mild spoilers.
My final Verdict on Warrior of Magick
I adored almost everything about this Fantasy novel, from the unconventional Characters to the underlying meta-plot. There is evil brewing, both in souls and in the world, and those at the heart of it push this swift novel even farther into the dark. It’s gripping, emotional, and fully immersed in Magick. It’s also free on Kindle Unlimited.
Published January 7th, 2020
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