The world-crafting is elegantly done, there's solid characterization, nice pacing, a sweet romance, and refreshing expressions of family love. If I was in a pinch for a semi-decent read, I would certainly consider picking up the second book of the series, but as it stands, I am opting to move on for now. Actually I always have been! I'm torn, I'm really really torn about this. He wants a woman who will be more friend than follower. Oh, and one last thing.
You have two people prepared to hate each other or at least be enemies , and then they end up falling in love despite everything. It wasn't insta-love, but there was a connection there that grew into something beautiful! This book pulled me in right from the beginning. A decent read while you're waiting for your favourite authors to publish. Mage slave Miara wants something more, too—to find an enemy prince. The superficial and idiotic matter of those thoughts did add to that too.
~Aven is so freaking adorable but still also strong and handsome and I don't know how she did it but R. However, there are some scenes though that are pretty dark and the language used in these moments reflects that so these moments are heightened by lack of colour or beauty. She has magical powers but has been branded and therefore has to use her skills as a 'creature mage' to complete missions and objectives given to her by The Dark Master, Daes. The story begins with two very different characters. I must have had some dust in my eye. Going further back, I have always been a huge fan of Orson Scott Card, Lois McMaster Bujold, Anne McCaffrey, Sharon Shinn, L. For fans of complex adult fantasy or readers who dislike romantic storylines then this might not be for you.
Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home. She has been a slave for a while. It seemed quite simple initially but it is set up for some really interesting possibilities going forwards as characters become more attuned to their 'type' or more powerful perhaps. It is one that I plan to return to shortly. So often the main hero is a brooding bad boy genius and the main girl is just starstruck by him and gets dragged along into his world but no sir! What actions do you anticipate eventually happening, and how many hours of social media futzing lie between now and then? In lack of a better alternative at the moment, i gave it one last serious try. Interesting characters with a dynamic chemistry, but rushed situations and forced emotions gave the whole arch an inorganic ring. It was like: 'Oh, I'm in love! Thorne is an independent fantasy and science fiction author whose writing is fueled by her addiction to notebooks, role-playing games, coffee, and red wine.
Miara is a Mage Slave. The bad guys are evil enoug Finally another five-star fantasy by an indie author! That being said, I thought the romance was well crafted and believable. And not to marry him. I felt like a baby duck being force fed feelings that didn't make sense and explanations that fell flat. This book has a really slow pace. He wants a woman who will be more friend than follower.
This book has a really slow pace. It's not the sort of book I'd normally read but I finished it within 24-hours and honestly found it tough to put down. Each sort has unique skills and powers. The main characters are strong but not infallible. This book did none of those things. However, there are some scenes though that are pretty dark and the language used in these moments reflects that so these moments are heightened by lack of colour or beauty. The Princess he was being introduced to has made it her lifes work to hunt down and imprison mages.
The good: The story was pleasant and moved along at a fair pace. I didn't care for the magic system, which is based on worship of ancestors and stars, and wasn't explained well. The magic system seems simplistic and the hero manages miracles in way too little time. I may have stretched the definition a little, and I know there are more, but these are the ones I know right now. The plot was well thought out and well written. Good characters with decent hearts. But you hold the key.
I marketed the novel to epic fantasy fans, but also to fans of paranormal romance and fantasy romance. Currently there are more than 25. I'd analyse it's aimed more towards females. They want her to kidnap the prince Aven Lanuken. A fan of Ridley Scott, he likes his science fiction with a dark edge. You might not like that word, exactly, but you know what it means? He tries to learn as much as he can of the outside world before she delivers him to his enemies. Mage Slave currently has more than 60 reviews on Amazon and more than 350 ratings on Goodreads.