Thursday, May 26, 2016

THE GARNET DAGGER by Andrea R. Cooper

Title:  THE GARNET DAGGER          
Series:  Legends of Oblivion #1
Author:  Andrea R. Cooper
Publish Date:   03.25.2013
Publisher:  Crimson Romance
Category:  Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Recommended for:  14+, some mature themes
Received from:  Andrea Cooper (in exchange for an honest review)
Goodreads:  The Garnet Dagger
Date completed: 08.20.13

Description from the publisher:
Forbidden to cross the Elvin barrier into human lands, Brock cannot sate his curiosity. Cursed by a vampyre bite that forces him to feed on the life-essence of others, he is unable to touch another without taking their life. Chained by prophesy, he must find a witch, pierce her heart, and draw her blood for his cure.

Celeste must escape the monks who have held her prisoner for years. Her magic has been kept dormant by her captors. An ancient powerful Warloc craves her powers. If he succeeds in devouring her magic, she and the world will die.

When Brock falls in love with Celeste before realizing her demise is his cure, will love triumph over his desire to be healed? Will he risk everything to save her from a Warloc, an oath breaker, who also wants her dead?

- See more at: Crimson Romance

The story is written in first person narrative, which is always a different write.  Add in that the person doing the talking is Brock, an Elf who has a fascination with the humans, but apparently not a firm grasp on the language.  For me, as a self-proclaimed "grammar-Nazi," this was very difficult to read, but I understand the literary tool as it is being used.

I loved how the author took the time to allow the relationship between Brock and Celeste to grow naturally over months.  There is no sense of rush in any of the writing, though there is certainly a deadline, danger, battles, and magical creatures to provide turmoil and action! 

Though there is no mention of another book, this definitely has the ear-markings of an epic series.  I hope I'm right on that!

Other Books from Andrea Cooper:
  • Viking Fire

originally posted 08.21.2013 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books. 

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