Publisher: Harlequin Luna
Release date: September 2012
It has been a busy few weeks for Private Kaylin Neya. In between angling for a promotion, sharing her room with the last living female Dragon and dealing with more refugees than anyone knew what to do with, the unusual egg she’d been given began to hatch. Actually, that turned out to be lucky, because it absorbed the energy from the bomb that went off in her quarters.…
So now might be the perfect time to leave Elantra and journey to the West March with the Barrani. If not for the disappearances of citizens in the fief of Tiamaris—disappearances traced to the very Barrani Kaylin is about to be traveling with…
I’ve been reading this series for years. Private Kaylin Neva is an unusual heroine. She is flawed. Her past is dark and mostly horrible. She doesn’t know what she’s doing. She’s perfect! Her heart is in the right place. She’s been hurt in the past, but does her best to do right by the people she’s supposed to protect. I also love the hint of romance between her and Severn. I worship Severn, and his quest to win back Kaylin’s trust. His mysterious past just makes him more facinating. And his never-ending love for Kaylin makes my heart ache for him. I always wish we saw him more in the books.
This book continued where the last one ended, leaving Kaylin to deal with lions, dragons, elves (Barrani), magic and a few new characters. This series is straight fantasy and very detailed oriented. The world-building is superb and the plots just get better and better. I like how each book gives me something new, something a little more from both the plot and the characters. The draw back? This book is only part one. The storyline wasn’t finished when I reached the last page. This is the first time that happened in this series. I can’t tell you how disappointed I am. Why? Because I have to wait a full year to find out what happens next!
Though it’s possible to read this book by itself, you might miss out on the subtleties with the many characters and intricate backstory. I would suggest reading them in order. If you like action-adventure stories wrapped in mystery, that devil in magic, added with a dash of fairytales, you will adore the Cast series.
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