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Posted April 9, 2013
At first I had a little trouble getting into the story. I don't
At first I had a little trouble getting into the story. I don't know why as it was well written, but I'm glad I stayed with it because it got really good. This story has everything from demons, to sirens, to magic, to castles, to warriors astride horses. I like how even though it never comes out and says it, the events in the book could be happening during medieval times on Earth or a fictional place like Middle Earth. It also avoids the trap of using cheesy made up names as I often see in books set in a medieval-like setting. The setting is not important, but the overall story is.
It was also enjoyable to read about a strong female character who wasn't making stupid choices for the sake of the story. I felt more like Ravyn was driving the story and not the story driving her. I'm so tired of authors writing their characters into making blatantly stupid decisions to make things happen in the plot. Luckily, Boone did not stoop to this easy out.
All of the characters were well developed and likable, even Icarus who is a demon. The author created a story that has depth and foreshadowing of things to come in subsequent books. I can't wait as I want to know more about Luc, Icarus, Siban, and some of the Council members. I have the second book in this series and can't wait to start it.
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Posted December 26, 2012
Ravyn not sure of who or what she truly is but knowing she is
Ravyn not sure of who or what she truly is but knowing she is different is about to have everything she thought she knew changed forever.
Rhys is a Bringer a warrior sworn to protect humans from the Demon Bane.
When Rhys save Ravyn from the Bane he knows she is not quite human but will he realise who she is and why the Bane wants her so desperately before it is too late.
Shield of Fire is the first book in the Bringer and the Bane series by Boone Brux and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. This book has a very refreshing approach and will keep you engrossed from the first to the last page.
I look forward to reading many more books by Boone Brux as I truly believe she will be an author to watch.