Today I am pleased to host another offering by Kallysten: Bodyguards: Quicksilver Codex, Book 1. I will have a review, and you will be able to find what others thought about this book by checking out the Tour Stops.
Series: Quicksilver Codex, Book 1
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Words: 60,000 / 230 Pages (approx)
Release Date: November 12th 2012
Purchase: From the Author | Smashwords | Barnes & Noble | Amazon Kindle | Amazon UK – DE – FR – IT – ES |
Book Description: On the verge of her twentieth birthday, Vivien’s worries are those of a typical young woman: doing well in college, gaining more independence, and maybe managing to show Brad, her classmate and sometimes jogging partner, that she wouldn’t mind taking their burgeoning relationship to a different level.
Everything changes in the blink of an eye. Vivien stumbles into a knife fight, watches a man die in front of her, and soon listens, stunned, as Brad and his brother Aedan tell her a story of magic, vampires and a murderous ruler intent on killing a princess in hiding – a tale in which she is the princess and heir to a realm she didn’t know existed.
Vivien’s first instinct is to refuse to believe this incredible tale, even if it comes from a man she is attracted to. But when her self-proclaimed bodyguards use magic to take her to a different world, the edges of reality start blurring and Vivien has to figure who she truly is.
What if one day, shortly before you turned 20 you were suddenly thrust into an alternate universe, told you were heir to the throne, and that people wanted to kill you? That is exactly what happens to Vivien, and the resulting story shows us Vivien’s journey and her struggle to understand all of these new changes.
I love the way this author creates a character; providing depth and a sense of the struggles that are detailed with heart and well described emotions and events. Worlds are created with enough similarities to be familiar and yet different, and the fantastical pieces are defined with a majesty that brings forth a vivid picture to the reader.
While this is the first in this series – there is some unfinished business that leaves you guessing, and there are still the characters of the bodyguards, twin brothers Aeden and Bradan that have not been as fully explored as Vivien would: I can only assume that we will find they develop more fully as the story progresses. A superb lead in for a series and it leaves me wanting to read more for the conclusion of this series.
I was provided the eBook ARC by the author for the FMB Blog Tour. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.
About the Author: Kallysten’s most exciting accomplishment to date was to cross a few thousand miles and an ocean to pursue (and catch!) the love of her life. She has been writing for fifteen years, and always enjoyed sharing her stories and listening to the readers’ reactions. After playing with science fiction, short stories and poetry, she is now trying her hand, heart and words at paranormal romance novels.
To see her stories, including free short stories and sample chapters, visit Kallysten.net