Thursday, December 19, 2013

"The Garnet Dagger" by Andrea R. Cooper


SERIES: Legends of Oblivion #1
PUBLISHER: Crimson Romance
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
SOURCE: Author
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

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?


This book projects you into a fantasy world where myths come to life and sometimes they surprise even the creatures living in it. A pleasant read that totally drew me into the story until I reached half way, when suddenly my read slowed down... Lots of things kept happening, but I felt like the jump between a scene and another was going too fast and sometimes I got lost, especially among dialogues. Maybe it's because of it that I couldn't quite relate to the main characters and couldn't be caught by Brock's feelings and his inner fight to not fall for Celeste. What I really found catchy, instead, was the idea/game he came up with during his journey to find the witch he had to kill. It made all sound more like the whole story was an old myth being told and I just loved that.

Overall, it was an enjoyable read with an interesting vision of a few mythical creatures who certainly never stop charming readers of the fantasy genre and, of course, challenging you with their adventurous tasks.

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