Thursday, September 27, 2018

New Review! The Scythian Trials by Elizabeth Isaacs 5 Cranky Stars

The Scythian TrialsThe Scythian Trials by Elizabeth Isaacs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

The Scythian Trials is a very well written story of love and hardships. It takes place in the modern world among everyday people. However, mere humans are known as Allos and the stars of this book are the Scythians. Scythians are direct descendants of the ancient Amazon women. The girls are highly prized, trained warriors noted for their strength and intellect. The elite are sent to special academies located around the world to receive the best education and training.

The Scythian men are also trained but their goal is to become the husband of the strongest of the women. To achieve these ends, there is a special set of trials at each academy. The fourth year graduates compete to move on to the “claiming trial” in the headquarters in Romania. Each female champion has 5 men vying to be the chosen. Love is not the primary focus. Bearing female children to further the Scythian race is the goal.

Anya has been at the academy in Wyoming for 4 years and is approaching her time of Trial. Jax has been her companion and counselor. She has a troubled past life that she remembers almost nothing. Four years ago, she reacted violently to anyone that touched her. Jax has helped her overcome this reaction somewhat. There are still triggers that put her over the edge. She must endure the Trials but all she wants to do is run and hide. He is her only hope and he promises to help her and always be there.

Penn is her lost love, at least in what memory she has of the past. How can she possibly choose another mate. Slowly, her memories are returning and it isn’t good. These are terrible nightmares that couldn’t possibly be true. As she moves through her Trials, the memories start surfacing at odd times. She must find a way to unravel these mysteries before she chooses a mate.

This fast paced thriller was a “couldn’t put it down read.” I will definitely look for more books by this author. Her writing is impeccable and she now has me as a big fan.

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