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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Intriguing novel written with a flourishing style: Mesmer by @Isabella_Amaris


Mesmer

Book 1: Sanctuary (A Three Towers Fantasy)


Written by Isabella Amaris



Genre: YA Fantasy


Book Synopsis

A hidden kingdom in a forbidden forest. A realm she can’t escape without the trust of a mage. But trust and magic make complicated allies – when time is running out . . .

When Lea escapes ruthless pursuers within the shadows of a dark forest, she unwittingly stumbles upon an enchanted kingdom. But Verlaine is not the sanctuary it appears to be. And when its magi sovereign refuses to let her leave, her encounters with strange sorcery and malicious fey become the least of Lea's problems.

Soon, Lea must find a way to outwit Gabriel Amarinth’s web of enchantment without betraying who – and what – she really is; and before a traitor can destroy all she’s fought to protect in her beloved home kingdom of Lorien.

Walki's Rating





Walki's Review


Lea Tornith, chased by Maklavien bandits into the forbidden forest, is rescued by Caleb, and wakes up in an enchanted castle. She meets Gabriel Amarinth, guardian of Verlaine a kingdom she never knew existed. To let her return to her home --the kingdom of Lorien, the mage needs to be sure he can trust she will not endanger the safety and secrets of Verlaine.

At first, I felt irritated by Lea Tornith, but her character grew on me. Cleverly the writer only slowly reveals Lea’s origins, mission, and function, while revealing the secrets of the magic castle, its inhabitants, its visitors, and the kingdom of Verlaine, at the same pace Lea Tornith discover them. Is Gabriel a rich, delusional and dangerous man, or is he really a mage? Does magic exist? Is Caleb a ventriloquist or can the black panther Starr really talk?

This is an intriguing novel written with a flourishing style. The author, while providing details and wonderings, leaves you with many questions and hungry for answers.

‘Mesmer’ might be a fantasy novel for young adults, but it will appeal to adults, too, like an invasive spell you can’t refuse, because you start imagining yourself in this enchanted castle and you start wondering what your room would look like…….

Review Disclaimer: This book was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. The above review was not influenced in any way, including financial.

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