Many thanks to Rachel and Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on this Blog Tour.
This was a complex tale of 2 warriors the Dumronix Princess Tayln and the Shadowhawk. Both had a mission to help the human folks of Mithranar. A tenuous bond was forged until an enemy began to upset the balance.
My first book by author Lisa Cassidy, the worldbuilding was amazing. It was quite a detailed and slow read to begin with where I got a bit confused until both the characters reached the land of Mithranar. Talyn and Shadowhawk were covered more in shadows but walking in the path of light, where diversity and culture marked the layers of the book.
The author’s writing had a depth to it which caused me to take the time to savor the depiction of a magical world clashing with human determination and tenacity. The words written spoke of a world surrounded by mystery where both had to move with caution. Trust was not easy.
It was to Talyn that my eyes were drawn to. There was something mesmerizing about her. A woman broken by the loss of her partner, digging deep into herself, finding the courage to help the people, and in the process, healing herself. She was a born leader who was meant to fight in the path of light even when her life was cast in shadows.
The action scenes had my heart thumping in joy. Talyn was poetry in motion. Shadowhawk was an enigma. To try to solve the puzzle that he was, took Talyn and me a long time. The land of winged folk and humans, the story put me through a wringer of emotions with the high and low of adrenaline. Certain interactions caused my breath to hitch, some made me think and snap through the pages.
I was left with two words burning through my mind when I finished the book – COMPLEX AND INTRIGUING!!
I received a free ARC from Rachel and the author, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
All my reviews can be read here
Dumnorix princess and born warrior, Talyn Dynan was the finest fighter of her generation. With her Callanan partner at her side, she was invincible, reckless, a death-knell to their enemies. But after her partner is torn away from her, Talyn is left broken, wracked with guilt and unable to regain the confidence she once had. Could an unexpected mission to the mysterious country of Mithranar, home of the magical winged folk, be the thing that saves her? Or will the danger and secrets she finds there finally break her completely?
The Shadowhawk lives a life in the shadows. Constantly hunted for his criminal exploits, yet desperate to help the human folk of Mithranar who are oppressed by their winged folk rulers, he haunts the streets of Dock City. The arrival of a foreign warrior threatens to upset the carefully balanced life he leads, but when she begins to offer a hope for the humans he’s only ever dreamed of, can he risk trusting her?
And unbeknownst to both, a mysterious foe stalks the dark corners of Dock City. One that answers to a single purpose…
Publication Date: 19th June 2019
Publisher: Tate House