Author: Dora Machado
Page Count: awef
Genre: Fantastical Romance
Shelf: Review Copy
Brennus, Lord of Laonia is the last of his line. He is caught in the grip of a mysterious curse that has murdered his kin, doomed his people and embittered his life. To defeat the curse, he must hunt a birthmark and kill the woman who bears it in the foulest of ways. Lusielle bears such a mark.
Stalked by intrigue and confounded by the forbidden passion flaring between them, predator and prey must come together to defeat not only the vile curse, but also the curse giver who has already conjured their ends.
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In a stroke of sheer brilliance Machado manages to give all sides of this amazing story without falling prey to the tactic of literally switching perspective back and forth between characters. She employs many much more subtle techniques to show you what is happening on all fronts. It really moves the story along and keeps you intrigued.
Machado creates an entirely new structure of deities for her characters to worship and fall prey to. They, their relationships to one another and to humans is all clearly laid out for the readers. She does so without having you feel like she’s inserting excerpts from a bible or a history into the story. Everything, even mythology lessons, are worked right into the body of the story.
The cast that is set forth in this novel is well developed and intriguing. I got to know them so well that I was anticipating their every move. I also found myself identifying with the heroine and falling in love with the unlikely hero right alongside her. I quite appreciated the atypical nature of the characters’ personalities while still remaining completely human. The supporting cast was also very well developed and were individuals that you’d like to meet and have on your side.
Overall, this was a brilliantly atypical fantasy novel that I enjoyed throughout. Anyone who enjoys a bit of fantasy should pick it up.
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She holds a master's degree in business administration and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Georgetown University. She was born in Michigan and grew up in the Dominican Republic, where she developed a bilingual fascination for writing, a love for history, and a taste for Merengue. After a lifetime of straddling such compelling but different worlds, fantasy is a natural fit to her stories. She enjoys long walks, traveling, and connecting with the amazing readers who share in her mind's adventures. She lives in Florida with her indulging husband and three very opinionated cats.
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