“ A great balance and mix of setting up a new world with adventure and character creation. ” – Metella
Duty versus love is the one battle warrior Kae doesn’t know how to fight.
Kae has trained his entire life to become an elite Protector of the Realm. But when he earns that honor he finds himself protecting something far greater: the Veil separating two worlds. On one side of the Veil lie untold stores of magic. On the Realm’s side, magic is all but obliterated, and Kae is one of the few who can use it. The priests who secretly rule the Realm will do everything they can to control his growing magical abilities. He’s willing to pay the price, even though it comes between him and Issa, the princess he loves.
But the Veil has weakened over a thousand years and powers on both sides will stop at nothing to keep it intact. Strangers from the other side have kidnapped Issa to take her across the Veil and sacrifice her to strengthen it. Kae is the only one who can find her. If he goes after Issa, he loses everything he’s worked so hard for. But if he chooses duty over love, Issa will die.
This reader loved it!
That this is a first novel by Vanna Smythe is wonderful surprise. She not only tells a great story with characters and she also brings her world to life. The developing relationship between Issi and Kae is brought on steadily and at a pace that fits well with the story -the author expresses the character feelings very well. This book has certainly left me wanting more and I look forward to the next installment eagerly. – Sparta