I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for a good magic system. Jeffe Kennedy has created one of the more interesting systems I’ve seen in a long while. It doesn’t hurt that it’s a key element in this romantic fantasy.
This is a beautifully executed clash of cultures. The refined princess and the barbarian prince who must find common ground to save both their peoples. This first book of Sorcerous Moons kept me rambling right along trying to figure out how all the court intrigue and magic and masks and – well – everything would work out. I loved this book and dove headfirst into book two when I finished and cursed her when book three wasn’t ready.
A word of warning: There are some adult themes. Seriously adult themes. Book one is pretty safe. There are some references, oblique and passing. Book two gets into it. If you’re not looking for that, just be warned. Verb. Sap.
I’m devouring book three as I write this. I don’t know how it turns out. I may be staying up late tonight. It’s that good.
If you’re fan of good fantasy that doesn’t tread the Elven/Orchen/Dwarven paths, this might be something you’d like. Why not grab a sample and see what you think.
Disclaimer: I’ve met Jeffe Kennedy in person at MileHighCon and online through the SFWA. I’ve no vested interest in this book nor do I expect to gain anything from reviewing it here. She’s a traditionally published author who’s trying her wings in self-pub land.
About the reviewer:
Nathan Lowell has been writing science fiction and fantasy most of his life. He started publishing in 2007 and has no intention of stopping any time soon.
Learn more about Nathan Lowell and his works at http://nathanlowell.com
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