Underneath the placid calm, though, immortal enemies plot the ruination of this new world. Can the Necromancers be stopped? Or will chaos and destruction once again reign?
THIS WORK IS A COMPILATION AND CONTAINS THE FIRST FOUR STORIES OF THE ENTWINED REALMS SERIES:
The Cage King
This starts quite literally by throwing the reader into the action as the human world we know and the magical realm have collided and all kinds of nasties are spilling out onto the streets. Into this melee, we meet Jack Miller a police detective who is struggling to get across town to his heavily pregnant wife. Unfortunately, with all the mayhem the power goes out and Jack’s beloved wife does not survive but their baby does and that's where the story truly begins.
Nearly twenty six years later Larissa is a grown woman struggling to assert her independence whilst surviving in this new world. One night, she leaves her home to meet her father and is attacked by creatures that should be magically barred from the human city. To her immense surprise, a Gargoyle comes to her aid and for Larissa it's a crash course into a world that's keeping many secrets! Terak is the leader of his clan but the mighty Oracle has declared he should keep a close watch on the human known as Larissa Miller. He cannot see why she would be so important but there's something about the little human female that calls to him. Secretly guarding her, he sees her being attacked by zombies which should be impossible but something’s not right and the fierce Terak is not about to let anyone hurt the female who he increasingly feels should be his!
So this starts out with this full length story and then the author/ publisher treats us to short novellas that help flesh out this storyline. Whilst the first story is the beginning of Larissa and Teraks relationship, the second is almost an epilogue really as poor Terak gets to meet Larssa’s family and what a very protective lot they are! I'm not always convinced by Larissa if honest, as she seems a little too sheltered but it's a sweet romance that builds up gradually and that makes it far more believable. What I do like is meeting new characters in The Cage King as that really helps expand the world building and gives much more insight into the workings of those who seek to protect humanity known as the Guild.
So Gargoyles, zombies, werewolves and even vampires! There's just about every conceivable type of paranormal creature imaginable in this one volume! The author has created a very different idea of necromancy too with a strong connection to vampires and that brings me neatly to the final short story. It's more of a scene really or a teaser, if you will, as we learn more about the (very!) interesting dynamics between Guild member Fallon and the irrepressible vampire Reign! O my, such a lot going on and hopefully more to come soon!