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The League of Illusion: Prophecy

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Rhys Davenport is searching for a map to lead to a portal so he

Rhys Davenport is searching for a map to lead to a portal so he can retrieve his brother Sebastian from another dimension. He has already stolen one part of the map but has no idea where to find the rest.

Corina Stratton needs the other half of a map that will save her...
Rhys Davenport is searching for a map to lead to a portal so he can retrieve his brother Sebastian from another dimension. He has already stolen one part of the map but has no idea where to find the rest.

Corina Stratton needs the other half of a map that will save her mother. Her mother’s spirit is trapped on this realm and turning meaner every day. Due to her abilities, Corina knows she must go to the arrogant Rhys Davenport. Her goal is to steal the map and save her mother, regardless of his need to find his brother. Once they are together, they both quickly discover there is more to their connection than just a map. Questing together is their only hope.

Chased by the evil Darin and an airship of elves ... with dear friends lost and great sacrifices made... will it be enough to find Sebastian and save Corina's mother's spirit?

The League of Illusion: Prophecy is a fun, easy, steampunk adventure. Set in the 1800’s, in a world where mechanicals are the norm, Viva Anna has created a very intriguing and entertaining world. 

My Complaints - I did find the emotional relationships were rushed keeping us from forming emotional attachments to the characters. That being said, I still did enjoy the story and will be continue on with this series.

This copy of The League of Illusion was given to me by Carina Press in exchange for a honest review. This book was published on March 4, 2013.

posted by Sailon on March 6, 2013

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Mature Magical Adventure. ¿Magic, mystery, maps, spirits, dimens

Mature Magical Adventure.
¿Magic, mystery, maps, spirits, dimensions, elves, sorcerers and more. This is a story that, even if you aren't into this type of book, keeps your interest. The magic that is played out is more evolved than you read in many stories. There is...
Mature Magical Adventure.
¿Magic, mystery, maps, spirits, dimensions, elves, sorcerers and more. This is a story that, even if you aren't into this type of book, keeps your interest. The magic that is played out is more evolved than you read in many stories. There is a maturity that surrounds it and you will be delighted. Even with all these things put into one book, it is more of an adventure romance than fantasy.



What I liked was that even with all the different characteristics going through the story, there wasn't too much of any of it. The reader was given a consistent dose of the unusual, but not to the point that it was drowning. I normally don't read this type of book, but I found that it kept my interest throughout and I kept rooting for Corina and Rhys to get together. Now, I haven't read the first book in the series and honestly it didn't feel like I was missing out. The story touched on what happened in the first just enough to keep me from being lost.



You see the story come to life, the characters changing from their own personal goals to ones that encompass others. You learn what makes each of them tick and there is an understanding of why each person is the way they are. Unfortunately, you don't really come to an end result and I found that frustrating.



Now, the story has been tagged as steampunk. The majority of the book barely touches on what you would consider a steampunk book, but the final 1/4 of the book gives you more to go off of. I would have liked to see more throughout the book itself.



Do I recommend this book? Yes. To whom? Anyone who likes adventure, mixed with romance topped off with a touch of cat and mouse.

posted by WonderWmn on April 9, 2013

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  • Posted March 17, 2013

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    Steampunk Adventure!

    Quiet, controlled and serious illusionist Rhys Davenport only has part of the map he needs to find his missing brother, Sebastian, future leader of the League. Rhys and his other brother, Jovan are in a race against time and a rival faction wanting to end the Davenport control of the League. Unfortunately, as luck would have it, the missing half of the map is in the hands of the beautiful, yet prickly Corina Stratton, who also needs the map to put her mother’s spirit to rest.
    If Rhys and Corina join forces to achieve their goals, can they tolerate each other’s company? Is it possible that two people who claim to have such loathsome opinions of one another, actually have a mutual attraction?? Are they both too insecure to feel worthy of the other’s affection? Will they survive Darin’s airship attacks?
    Set in nineteenth century, Steampunk London, this novella is packed full of action, great dialogue and a POTENTIAL for good romance! I personally, would have liked to have seen more development between Rhys and Corina’s romantic tension.
    This copy of The League of Illusion:Prophecy by Vivi Anna was provided by NetGalley and Carina Press in exchange for my honest review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 6, 2013

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    Rhys Davenport is searching for a map to lead to a portal so he

    Rhys Davenport is searching for a map to lead to a portal so he can retrieve his brother Sebastian from another dimension. He has already stolen one part of the map but has no idea where to find the rest.

    Corina Stratton needs the other half of a map that will save her mother. Her mother’s spirit is trapped on this realm and turning meaner every day. Due to her abilities, Corina knows she must go to the arrogant Rhys Davenport. Her goal is to steal the map and save her mother, regardless of his need to find his brother. Once they are together, they both quickly discover there is more to their connection than just a map. Questing together is their only hope.

    Chased by the evil Darin and an airship of elves ... with dear friends lost and great sacrifices made... will it be enough to find Sebastian and save Corina's mother's spirit?

    The League of Illusion: Prophecy is a fun, easy, steampunk adventure. Set in the 1800’s, in a world where mechanicals are the norm, Viva Anna has created a very intriguing and entertaining world. 

    My Complaints - I did find the emotional relationships were rushed keeping us from forming emotional attachments to the characters. That being said, I still did enjoy the story and will be continue on with this series.

    This copy of The League of Illusion was given to me by Carina Press in exchange for a honest review. This book was published on March 4, 2013.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 17, 2013

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    I really enjoyed this story of love and magic set in a steam pun

    I really enjoyed this story of love and magic set in a steam punk London. The characters were well developed and the conflict engrossing. Though it stood alone very well, I found myself wishing I had read the first book, LEGACY. It's fun to watch Rhys shed his stuffy exterior with Corina and to watch her priorities change as her feelings for him deepen. It was easy to hate the evil, Darin. And of course, I finished the book anxious to read the next installment to see how the story proceeds. My only complaint is one I often feel with books of this shorter length that I wanted more.

    Received from the publisher for an honest review by My Book Addiction and More.

    Heat Rating: Mild: Mild detailed scenes of intimacy, mild violence or profanity.

    Rating: 4.0

    Reviewed By: ReadWarrior,My Book Addiction Reviews

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