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Saturday, May 5, 2012

"There’s magic, romance, multiple worlds, a mysterious being and …"


Keir


Written by Pippa Jay


Genre: Fantasy Romance


Book Synopsis

For Keirlan de Corizi--the legendary 'Blue Demon' of Adalucien--death seems the only escape from a world where his discolored skin marks him as an oddity and condemns him to life as a pariah. But salvation comes in an unexpected guise: Tarquin Secker, a young woman who can travel the stars with a wave of her hand.

But Quin has secrets of her own. She's spent eternity searching through space and time with a strange band of companions at her back. Defying her friends' counsel, Quin risks her apparent immortality to save Keir. She offers him sanctuary and a new life on her home world, Lyagnius.

When Keir mistakenly unleashes his dormant alien powers and earns instant exile from Quin's home world, will she risk everything to stand by him again?

Bec's Rating





Bec's Review


This book reads more like two shorter stories as opposed to the novel it is, albeit two sequential short stories. While this may put some people off, in that the major plot seems to change halfway through with the first half dealing with Keir’s heritage and parentage, I still found myself enjoying the story (or stories). Even with the two halves seeming to have few connections in terms of plot beyond the shared main characters, both halves have a way of drawing you in and making you wish read more.

One aspect of the book did feel a little rushed to me and that was the romance between Keir and Quin. Very early on it is obvious that a relationship between them is on the cards, and while this relationship is a while in coming the progression of the relationship moves, in my opinion, far too quickly from not knowing the other is attracted to declaring lifelong love.

Beyond that aspect though I really did enjoy Keir. I found the characters interesting, though I would have liked them to be a little more fleshed out personality wise. While it does claim to be science fiction, I find it is more in line with other Fantasy stories, but if you enjoy Fantasy or Science Fiction books then this one could be for you. There’s magic, romance, multiple worlds, a mysterious being and many different races of beings thrown into the mix. Altogether Keir proves to be a pageturner.

Disclaimer: May not be appropriate for children due to violence and sex.

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