Zane – a jaded mercenary, torn by his undeniable desire for Ashlyn and the dark secret that could make her hate him forever.
Delistaire – a malevolent sorcerer driven by an insatiable lust for power.
All three are bound together by an ancient relic supposedly infused with the power of a Goddess.
Shadow Fire - adventure, passion, secrets, and betrayal
As Ashlyn and Zane race to stay one step ahead of the evil lurking in the shadows, their passions are ignited and their bond strengthens. But will they find the relic before Delistaire? Or has their entire quest been orchestrated from the very beginning by a madman in pursuit of ultimate power?
Kindle Edition, 310 pages
Published February 24th 2014 by Astraea Press
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy
I received a copy of this book direct from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Kimber Leigh Wheaton for the opportunity!
This book started out as an adventure as Ashlyn set off on an impossible mission to recover a stolen goddess statue with Zane the mercenary by her side. It was very clear from the beginning that there was an attraction between the two and that we would be in for a good romance. Little did I know that it would be a whole lot more.
As the two pursue their quest we are introduced to unusual creatures, magic and evil sorcerers. This is where I need to back up a little bit. It is these types of stories that can be hit or miss for me. A story has be written just so in order for me to enjoy a plot that takes me away from something that could actually happen in real life. I have to say that Wheaton did just that. She penned the story in a way that had me believing the story and wanting to know more. I wasn't shaking my head at the unusual events because she was able to find a perfect balance to make the story flow. By the half way point the story was off and running at full steam with twists and turns that kept me glued to the pages.
I enjoyed Ashlyn's character because she was not a weak and needy girl. She had a strong will and the ability to defend herself to some degree. Zane was also extremely likeable. Not only were his physical characteristics pleasing but his personality and kind heart were equally so. The two together were a joy to read. There was a ton of chemistry to go along with the budding romance but it was kept clean enough that it is appropriate for readers of any age.
Over all I have to say that a really enjoyed the book and I will definitely be reading the rest of The Light Chronicles when it comes out.
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