Descendants of the Amazons, the Scythians work alongside prominent governments but answer to no one. Warriors living on the fringe of civilization, they live by one credo: Strength through Equality. Power through Knowledge.
Nya Thalestris is the brightest Scythian of her generation. Strong, capable, ruthless, she is sure to earn a spot in the Trials, a time-honored mating ritual responsible for the evolution of her species.
Abducted by their sworn enemy, the Drahzda, Nya is forever altered and spirals out of control. The Society sends in Jax Nickius. Infamous psychologist and one of the most brutal warriors of their kind, he discovers triggers planted in Nya’s mind. As Nya solidifies her spot in the Trials, Jax develops a plan to help her heal—while pursuing her as a mate. But, Nya’s attraction to Jax is at war with her instinct to never let anyone get too close.
During the Trials, Nya’s repressed memories surface, revealing a new enemy—one from inside the consulate walls—and a traitorous alliance on the horizon that could irrevocably change the course of history.
Since before the Bronze Age, the Society has managed to safeguard humanity from itself … until now.
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MY BOOK REVIEW The Scythian Trials takes you the world of descendants of the ancient Amazon women. The women are trained and sent on to special missions to learn and grow their strengths. Anya who has been with the academy for 4 years approaches her time of Trial. Anyone who touches her she reacts violently. She wants to run and hide to escape doing the trials. She doesn't remember her past much. As she goes through her Trials the memories start surfacing. Can she find a way to unravel the mysteries? This is a fast paced book full of thought out environment and characters. There were twists and turns. Elizabeth Isaacs book reminds me a lot of Wonder Women meets Hungar Games. I had the hardest time putting this book down. I could very much see this becoming a movie series.
The Scythian Trials was a fantastic read. I’m rather sad it isn’t the start of a series. Ms. Isaacs created a dynamic world with a rich culture that left me wanting to know more. I want to learn Xari’s fate and what happened with and to Nya’s Chosen. Nya’s resurfacing memories left me feeling rather icky, enough to knock off a star, but that’s a personal preference. Overall, the story was phenomenal. I definitely recommend it to just about anyone, as long as torture isn’t a trigger.
What a great book, I am lucky to have the pleasure of reading Authors new to me and discovering a new take mixed in ancient legends of the Amazonians. In a modern-day reference, with a preface at the front of the book with a list of the Scythians language for everyday items. We follow Nya and her friends as they prepare to fight to become eligible to go to Carpathia to choose their mates who they then fight to find their equal. Nya is dreading this, but for every female warrior this is what they look forward to. When she survives the trails and then she is then matched with 5 male warriors she is absolutely gobsmacked when one of them is Jax her Tutor and Guide for the previous four years as she has struggled to overcome an unknown trauma from her past.. I loved this book, and I thought Jax was perfect for Nya before I go into all the hunky males in this hoping to find their mates. As a female warrior Nya is descended from the first couple to start a whole new society, so much is expected from her. This is an action-packed adventure with lots of drama going when the enemy is after Nya again. If you love fantasy with a great adventure this the book for you. I can’t wait to read some more of Elizabeth Isaacs's books if they are as good as this one. A great original fantasy action filled adventure with a side dose of love. What more can I ask for ?