PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM:
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – *****
PLOT – *****
FLOW – ****
GRAMMAR/EDITING – ****
ON A REVIEW SITE:
Having never heard of Shu’alu before I wasn’t quite sure what to think of this book. I’m glad I decided to give it a try because it was an amazing story.
Sara was a complicated character and her back story and connection to the prophecies keep you guessing until the very end. Mei was a formidable foe and her lust for Arie makes her Sara’s enemy. Will Sara be able to figure out exactly who she is and what she is meant to do in time to save her people?
This is a very well written and incredibly well researched story. There were no holes in the plot or anything else that would take away from the overall story line. The dialogue was crisp and never awkward. Which is a huge plus to me.
I also really liked how short the chapters were. It really keeps you turning the pages late into the night.
Overall I highly recommend to any fantasy lovers. The end will have you wanting to read the next book, but still has a satisfying ending. Also, at the time of my review the book was free so go and snatch it up!
Half human royalty, Sara, contests with her duties as the princess of two worlds and her growing love for a demigod. She treasures Arie for who he is inside, but another lusts for his power and excellence. Mei comes in the night with thick plans and an army behind her. She strikes Sara down and kills her family, leaving her to her own convictions. A princess then becomes a queen, refusing to fail the merfolk and men that need her.
Caught between fearful gods of old and the modern vessels of war, Arie must ride the line between love and hate as his gifts of prophecy guide him through the thickest. Lord Arie not only fights for his own city, he battles for the freedom of all: earthly, otherworldly, and fey souls alike.
Yet, when Mei’s plans of total domination unfold into an army of millions, both devotion and claws are tested…in Shu’alu…the spirit realm of the dead.