For Deva it is life or death, on-the-job training with her companion, Padraig O’Neal, a Fae warrior with a shadowed past. Can he quiet the storm raging inside her, help her harness the growing power within her, and provide a barrier between Deva and a fatal outcome? Will their love be enough to save Deva and stop the Dark Lord’s demons from entering Earth?
Get on with it, you’re thinking. Okay.
This book was another departure from my usual reading choices. I can’t even remember why it caught my attention. What a surprise for me. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. I like a lot of different characters in some of my books, I love reading about the Fae and I like a bit of uncertainty. Check, check and check. This was a book that matched the mood I was in and matched it very well. Not everyone desires to have so many characters floating around in a novel and depending on my mood, I don’t either.
I liked the storyline and the characters. There was mystery because you knew there was a “mole” but you didn’t know who and no I didn’t figure it out. I enjoyed that the heroine didn’t just explode into her powers and even when she received new ones, she wasn’t completely sure how to use them. There was a learning period for her and those around her. I sincerely enjoyed the give and take between Deva and her love interest, Padraig. There were no egos involved and it was a true partnership.
Ms DeLeon’s writing style appealed to me. I didn’t have trouble starting or staying interested in the story. The descriptions and explanations made sense to me and it flowed well. The author has a gift for writing about warriors. The battle scenes and strategy involved are outstanding. There was an ending to the story but enough of a tease to want to read the other books in the series. Definitely looking forward to how Ms DeLeon advances the storyline in each new adventure.
Warrior's Rise is an e-book only and a steal at $0.99