Thursday, November 7, 2013
Review: A Warlord's Lady
A Warlord's Lady by Nicola E. Sheridan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This was a good read filled with magic, action, and romance. It's story-telling style was one of my favorites -- you jump right in and get hints and flashbacks to the prior events.
The story centers around Sabra, a suddenly famous and wanted woman who was "kidnapped" by a magical warlord (magic is out in the open in this world), then made to be his concubine. She escapes to write a memoir that earns her notoriety and oodles of money. Unfortunately, she is kept under house arrest "for her own good" by a controlling government in order to keep her safe from the Warlord's attentions. There are a lot of warring factions and hidden agendas, but in the end, the Warlord appears to have been the least of Sabra's worries.
The world that the story takes place in was a nice unique twist on your everyday paranormal romance read. There is race of magic users and groups of supernatural creatures of all shapes, sizes, and powers. After all of the bad press the Warlord got from Sabra's book, we eventually learn that there may be more to his agenda than kidnapping some unsuspecting tourist. It was fun to watch the romance play out and progress. There were surprises, misunderstandings, and even some darker events that lead our two main characters to an ultimately HEA (I hope).
This was my first time reading this author, and this book really made me want to check out her other work. The writing and story made for a good read.
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