An outcast reviled for his discolored skin and rumors of black magic, Keirlan de Corizi sees no hope for redemption. Imprisoned beneath the palace that was once his home, the legendary 'Blue Demon of Adalucien' waits for death to finally free him of his curse. But salvation comes in an unexpected guise.
A woman determined to save him.
Able to cross space and time with a wave of her hand, Tarquin Secker has spent eternity on a hopeless quest. Drawn by a compulsion she can't explain, she risks her apparent immortality to save Keir, and offers him sanctuary on her home-world, Lyagnius. But Quin has secrets of her own.
When Keir mistakenly unleashes the dormant alien powers within him and earns exile from Lyagnius, Quin chooses to stand by him. Can he master his newfound abilities in time to save Quin from the darkness that seeks to possess her?
Book One of the Redemption series and part of the Travellers Universe. Previously released by Lyrical Press Inc. 7th May 2012
Explanations and world building are clearly not part of the Ms Jay's plan. There is no great information drop to ease the reader in and indeed we only seem to learn exactly what Keir does. I fear that might frustrate some readers initially but implore you to keep going as the payoff is so worth it. This is a complicated story that develops and it literally zips from place to place introducing characters and alien life forms that boggle the readers' mind.
I started reading unsure really of just who and what Keir and Quin are and I'm still wading through those muddy waters. Yet when it became more of a Sci-Fi adventure it really allowed the couple to grow. Romance? It would be easy to just say yes but it was more of a connection that felt soul deep. Keir's journey into the light is one that had me cheering him on. Also his personal growth to become a man ready to fight for the woman he loves takes some beating.
I won't lie, it is very complicated and not a story to dip into hoping to get saucy entertainment. However if you want Sci-Fi that engages your emotions, unusual aliens, and to finish a book smiling, then I'd happily recommend Keir. Just a quick word of caution though as the final few pages are hard to read and you might need tissues handy!
I was gifted a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.