Series: The Arcanian Chronicles #1
Published on January 13th, 2015
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Fantasy & Magic
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“Tell me about this place. This…Arcania.”
What if your life as you knew it ceased to exist?
That is the question Naeve Brannigan and her three sisters are faced with on the eve of their 25th birthday.
Continuing a tradition they’ve hidden from their mother for years, the four women arrive at a tarot shop to have their futures told.
Only this time their futures aren’t predicted—they’re forever changed.
They’ve awoken in a strange time and place with no knowledge of how they got there. All they have to go by is the word of a man who claims to be family—a family they’ve never heard of.
He tells them of a world they could never have imagined. One that has been cursed by an Empress fueled by old revenge—revenge their mother appears to be at the center of.
As they fight to survive the people and dangers of an unknown land, they slowly begin to unravel its mysteries to find that they hold the key to saving this world…this Arcania.
The question that remains for each of them is: Who do you become when the you that you always were is no longer?
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“Who do you become when the you that you always were is no longer?”
With most fantasy novels, I tend to spend the first 10-15% of the book having a hard time following the world building at typically comes with setting up the story. However, with Temperance, I did NOT have that problem. Easy to follow, the world of Arcania came alive, and leapt right off the page.
This book had it all: action, suspense, danger, intrigue, magic, and of course, great sexual chemistry. (Cause, duh–it’s Ella Frank!) As with every Ella Frank book I’ve read, I absolutely adored the characters she created in this book. (And of course naturally, I was drawn to the men! Back off ladies, KAI IS MINE.)
Temperance drew me in right away, and kept me glued to my kindle until the last page.With so many layers, and so many surprises, this story will get you hooked, and eager for more.
I would absolutely recommend this book to ALL fans of Ella Frank’s books, as there are plenty of steamy elements that will get your juices flowin’, and your heart racing.
I thoroughly enjoyed this one, and I think if you have a fondness for high fantasy, this book shan’t disappoint.
“Don’t. Make. A. Sound.”
The low, gravelly voice reverberated through her as she felt a tear escape the corner of her eye. The arm that was banded across her chest was full-on muscle as it easily held her in place against a body that was as impenetrable as a brick wall.
Naeve didn’t move a muscle, but she lowered her eyes the best she could and saw a black leather glove that went halfway up that thick forearm. As the hand on her right shoulder tightened, she grimaced and felt the tip of the knife press against her throat.
“Where is your other sister?”
Naeve remained silent, not sure she could even remember how to speak, and then she felt those fingers grip her shoulder harder as they spun her around and pulled her up close.
The sight that greeted her was like something from her worst nightmare.
She couldn’t have imagined ever feeling the terror she felt right then. For that reason alone, she’d never known that her response would be to become one hundred percent paralyzed.
As she stared up at the towering figure before her, she had to wonder if maybe she was already dead and he’d been sent to collect her. Cloaked from head to toe in nothing but black, he almost blended into the shadows except for the shiny blade he had pointed at her throat. She couldn’t make out a face behind the hood and mask, but all she continued to hope was that, if he planned to kill her, he’d do it fast.
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