Friday, February 19, 2016

Review: Sanyare: The Last Descendant by Megan Haskell

A human woman caught between two great faerie realms…

Trained as an elite fighter and educated in the ways of the elves, Nuriel "Rie" Lhéthannien has worked decades to be accepted into the High Court messenger service. It's a simple enough occupation, but in a realm where humans are treated as little better than slaves, it's a position she'll do anything to protect.

On a routine delivery in the Human Realm, Rie is attacked by assassins from the enemy Shadow Realm and framed as a traitor. Facing execution at the hand of an unmerciful king, she evades capture and crosses the portal into enemy lands to prove her innocence.

Surprising allies arise from the shadows, assisting her search and uncovering secrets she didn't know she kept. With the risk of discovery lurking at every turn, Rie must use every weapon in her arsenal to uncover the truth behind the attack. If she fails, death will be the least of her worries.

Sanyare by Megan Haskel was an exciting read showing the different realms. Not just fae but a mix of trolls, ogres and other fantasy creatures. 

We follow Rie, a messenger from the light side, as she descends into the dark realm to find out who tried to kill her. I like that Rie is a strong female lead who doesn’t need or want a man’s help. She reminds me of Rey from Star Wars and I had that image of her throughout most of the book. I love the struggle of what she thought to be true and she learns that her life lessons had been one sided and has to embrace a new reality. 

Then there is the love stories or love triangle. She trusted and became friends with the Blood Sith and fell for the fire Prince. Of course they both fall for her. Only she has to figure out which one will break her heart. Rie is a kick-ass, female lead who is turning the light and dark realms upside down. Haskel has created a fun new world to play in and I wouldn’t mind checking the dark world out myself.

I look forward to continuing the adventure and see which way Rie’s heart will lead her. 5 stars.

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About the Author:

Legend has it, I was born with a book in my hands. When I was a kid, my mom would ground me from reading in order to get me to do my chores. To this day, I can readily ignore the real world in favor of the imaginary one lurking between the pages of my current addiction. My dad — also an avid reader — introduced me to Tolkien in my late elementary years, and I never looked back. I love escaping to worlds where magic and monsters are real, especially stories with kick-butt heroines and dangerously attractive heroes. 

Despite my voracious book appetite, I didn’t start creative writing until I was working as a number cruncher in a big accounting firm. With an hour plus commute by train every day, and a demanding left-brain occupation, I needed a mobile creative outlet. A pen and paper are about as mobile as it gets! As the pages began to fill, I quickly moved onto a tiny laptop, and a writer was born. Now I get to create my own fantasies!

I currently live in Southern California with my wonderfully supportive husband, two daughters, and a ridiculously energetic dog. Sanyare: The Last Descendant is my first published novel, but I'm hard at work on the sequel, due out fall 2016. You can find out more about me and my books at Plus, sign up for my newsletter and get a free copy of Pixie Tamer, the short story prequel to Sanyare!


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