☕️☕️☕️☕️ – FANTASTIC!!!
An exciting fantasy novel by Jackie G Mills
Synopsis by Goodreads
Category: Action, Adventure, Legends & Folk Tales, Fantasy, Paranormal, Splash of Romance
When Raki travels with her clan for their annual visit to the Homeland, she has no idea it would be the last time. An evil lurks in wait, seeking more than just death!
In her pursuit of the ancient darkness that changed her life, she discovers a truth hidden beneath layers of deception.
Her reluctant travel companion Jakail hides his own secrets. Who is he and why is he hunting the creature? Together they face terrifying dangers in search of the wizard who can change their fortunes.
As Raki creeps ever closer to the person she was born to be, their destinies intertwine. They must face the peril that awaits them—no matter what the cost
What I liked best about the book?
I love the fact that the names are easily read and remembered. I really connected with the characters loving Raki, such a sweet girl, and the lovely Jakail 😏 All of the characters throughout the book came alive for me bringing a sense of thrilling intensity and I just loved the Wizard of Light, such a likeable and clever character in a bumbling kind of way.
It was a great start with the would be warriors as just ordinary people without throwing powers about. I loved how I was not overwhelmed with more ‘fantasy’ than I could handle, there was a great balance to it. I do love a fantasy that transports me to another place where everything is new to me. There is a good sense of time and place throughout the book that flows effortlessly.
The story becomes exciting as the two youngsters start a journey together which could result in their deaths, creating an uncertainty as I read on. Each part of the adventure brings a new height to that kept my interest high throughout their journey. Jackie G Mills shows great imagination which is complex without being complicated, a great skill to have.
I loved the fact that it is not overly violent, or sexual and this was an important like for me, it did not detract from the battle/fighting or the most tender scenes. Such a breath of fresh air to read.
What was a niggle for me?
For me at the beginning there was a little too much descriptive prose, a little less would have enabled me to form my own images in my head. I really enjoy picturing mental images from a story bringing it alive as I read. No matter though, because as the story progresses Mills gets into her stride and brought the land alive and I saw it clearly.
Not sure about the cover as it does not immediately show it is a fantasy type genre.
Would I recommend this book? – Absolutely
I would recommend this fantasy as a thoroughly good read for any age especially YA. As a very much long past YA (more of a young senior!) it held my interest and excitement right up till the end which was not disappointing.
Many thanks to the author who gifted me a copy of this book for my honest review.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 283 KB
- Print Length: 152 pages
- Publisher: DJM Publishers; 2nd edition (1 Sep 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00N96QSJO
Available at Amazon
Check out the author on her website – http://jackiegmills.wordpress.com