I read this series out of sequence. The third book, Destiny’s Mark called to me (read my review here). I loved it so much that I had to read the first book.
What would you do to save your people from extinction? What if your race held the key to mankind's future? One Guardian will risk hell to change the future. Descended from the race of Guardians, Turen's people have survived the last two hundred years, quarantined and isolated. Living in secrecy with no mates and no offspring, they fail to deliver on their ability to replenish and heal human souls through the birth of their Guardian children. Risking his life, Turen chooses capture at the hands of a comrade-turned-enemy to seek answers to change the future.
Mia Bowman has no knowledge of the secret Guardian race. Yet, her uncontrollable, nocturnal summons to Turen's prison cell and her strong sense of justice leave her with little choice but to help him. She can heed his warning and stay clear of his people's problems or she can ferret out the lies and unravel an ancient tale of murder and deceit.
I’m not sure what it is about Ms. LeMoyne’s writing, but it's descriptive enough to help me envision the scene in all of its glory, but not so wordy that I get bored. I think it’s a wonderful gift she possesses.
Betrayal’s Shadow was a fantastic book. The story wove action, romance, history (of the Guardians), intrigue, and emotion together perfectly.
Mia’s strength and intelligence was a boon for the story. She was adaptable and this made her an asset, especially when it came to the execution of a plan that was absolutely amazing (no spoilers). Mia was awesome! Turen was a gorgeous, tortured (literally) warrior who was filled with so much love for Mia that it kept me smiling throughout the book. Mia and Turen became friends, with an underlying simmering chemistry, in spite of the horrible circumstances. This made the relationship more real to me. It was a wonderfully told passionate love story.
I didn’t want to put the book down. Lucky for me I have book two, Warrior Reborn, to look forward to. If you want a novel that is fast paced, destiny driven, and different from any book you have ever read, then Betrayal’s Shadow is for you.
I give Betrayal’s Shadow five out of five chocolate bars, shaped like chains.
I purchased my copy from Amazon.com before it became free. If I were you I'd get my copy now.
Happy reading everyone.