A Bond Of Venom and Magic by Karen Tomlinson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
***** 5 Cranky Stars *****
When I turned the last page, I was disappointed that the book had ended. This was a brilliant read and I think that the author has set a very high bar for herself and her follow up novels.
This is the story of Diamond, the beautiful fae and human mixed blood of the war torn Avalonia.
Ruled by the immortal and evil fae queen, mixed bloods are reviled and have no rights in Avalonia by decree of the queen.
However the Lord of the Wraiths wants Diamond dead and he wants the pendant that she inherited from her mother and sends his vicious Seeker beasts after her to accomplish this task. They kill her father who was a fae warrior.
Commander Hugo Cassimer of the queen's elite guard and a platoon of warriors come to her rescue and and an amazing adventure unfurls. A forbidden love story, a traitor, a dragon, a goddess and a myriad of nasties all contribute to an amazing story.
This is NOT at all a pretty tale and if you are expecting an airy fairy cute story, you would be mistaken, this is a gritty no holds barred account and I can barely wait for the second portion.
I happily award this book 5 stars.
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