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Posted September 15, 2012
An enjoyable tale, once I got farther into the story and underst
An enjoyable tale, once I got farther into the story and understood what was happening. The author has set up plenty of elaborate world-building, which tended to drag down the pace in several areas. The romantic side of the novel is what one would come to expect, though the relationship seemed to be extremely rushed for the amount of time the two main characters spent together. I was also a bit disappointed that the full reveal of the main villain was broadcast by one of the main characters well ahead of them meeting in person. Overall, it was a fun story and one I'd recommend to others.
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Posted June 15, 2013
Keir is fantastic debut from Pippa Jay! I thoroughly enjoyed thi
Keir is fantastic debut from Pippa Jay! I thoroughly enjoyed this fast-moving, action-packed adventure that I could not put down!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Quin is a smart, confident, strong women who has been travelling to distant worlds and other times through gateways opened with her special abilities. She has suffered loss but has survived 300 years of life. Keir is a young man who has been persecuted all his life because was born with blue skin.
When Quin and Keir hook up, both of their lives are changed forever. The find they share a twisted heritage that makes them more similar than different and ultimately binds them together in a way that will both help and hinder their relationship.
Together Quin and Keir face persecution, betrayal, and capture. All the while, they become closer and stand together to face their foes - to the death if necessary.
Personally, I didn't quite get the romantic connection between the young Keir and the 300-year old Quin. But that did not prevent me from enjoying both of these characters with all their flaws and their strengths. They were well-developed and complex. I don't know if they are present in the sequel, Gethyon, but there is certainly some potential for further adventures.
You get to visit several worlds and meet a few non-human beings in this book. There is a wonderfully dark and dismal medieval-like world, complete with a belief system that is directly out of the middle ages. Another world has castles made of coral and sea serpents. Ms. Jay's imaginative scene setting is a delight!
Honestly, if I had not just read a 5-star book, I might have awarded 5 stars to this book, but it wasn't quite that good. Keir is a great book and if you like fantasy and romance, you should read it
Posted November 30, 2012
Combining otherworldly elements with science fiction and some he
Combining otherworldly elements with science fiction and some hesitant romantic encounters, the author has created an interesting story that demands attention while delivering its message. I will be honest and say that Keir, the hero, was a little more self-indulgent and emo than I normally like: more than one I really wanted him to just “man up” and get on with things. Which is a testament to the writer in that a character moves you to talk at them (don’t judge) as you read along in their story. However, his demeanour and approach was nicely contrasted with the introduction of Quinn, a confident and headstrong woman with a ‘take no prisoners’ attitude toward her own survival.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Together the two manage to travel through space and time, confronting their own pasts as they vanquish the demons that have crippled them emotionally. The two characters are deftly crafted and their personalities and strengths complement each other nicely. This is a story that is told in both protagonist’s points of view, and works smoothly through most of the story. The sticky parts tend to happen when their own pasts are leading their interactions, rather than the confidence in each other that are developing as their adventure continues.
Underpinning the action and adventure, and even romance, is the fact that this story is ultimately one of acceptance for the character that lies beneath the body you are born with, with small victories against the injustices and prejudices that are all too common in our everyday existence.
The first novel from this author is a good one, showing great promise for someone to watch.
I was provided an eBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review for the Jeep Diva reviews. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibilities.