Author: Sam Rook
Blurb: The thrilling conclusion to the Knights of Av’lor trilogy!
Trapped on Av’lor and left for dead by her betrayer, Kathryn’s unrelenting determination is the only thing that might overcome the invading Zahkrinon army.
With the portal destroyed and the Zahkrinon army fast approaching, Kathryn and Lanclor have no choice but to focus on the survival of the Knighthood before they can consider rescuing Rachel. Unexpected events threaten their victory and the combined Av’lorian and Earth forces struggle to survive as their numbers dwindle.
They find the Zahkrinon are more dangerous than they had ever imagined.
Excerpt: The tides of the battle turned for the worst when the dark elves used their own physical Shields to brush aside the brownwings’ assault and brought their hidden weapons to bear. A bow and arrow were such a simple weapon and normally wouldn’t penetrate Kate’s physical Shield, but the dark elves had worked some type of magic into the arrows with a devastating effect.
Similar to the daggers used in the assault at the castle, the arrows drove through the knights’ armor like a hot knife through butter. Knights fell like mown wheat around her and Hal was the only thing that kept the arrows from Kathryn. Hal had jumped in front of her just as the dark elves had fired. He staggered backward and she wrapped her arms around him from behind. His weight was too much for her to bear and she toppled backward with him on top of her.
Kate could barely breathe under Hal’s impressive mass and tried without success to move his weight to the side. Her wings ached in protest and she tried to go through her mental list of spells to come up with a solution. She could still see the battle going on and the dark elves turned their attention back to the Royal Guard. The elves raised their bows and prepared to fire.
Review by Amber: I am going to give this book 5 stars. Although I have not read any f the other books in this series, I was instantly drawn into the world that has been created. The characters are very well defined and you feel like you know them like family. I enjoy a strong female character and this book has one, one of the best ones I’ve read in quite a while.
There is plenty of action in this novel, and before you know it you have read the whole thing. You get drawn into the struggles of the heroes and you root for them to win. It’s also realistic as there is plenty of drama and sorrow.
Kate has to make decisions that could see her killed but she would rather do that then see her new world and new friends die. There is also a touch of romance between her and a male of the universe. That is not really the focus of the book. The main issue is how to defeat an army of overwhelming numbers. So if you like adventure, drama, romance, and reading about a new species and new world this is a book for you. In fact, I am gong to read the other books in this series as this one has drawn me in.
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Author Bio: Sam Rook lives in Vermont with her husband and two children. Her passion for fantasy novels began in high school with her desire to write following shortly thereafter. Software engineer by day, fantasy author by night, she strives to give her readers a chance to enjoy worlds that transport them away from the stress of everyday life.