Review and Giveaway: The Summoner’s Tale: Order of the Black Swan, Book 3 by Victoria Danann


Today I am pleased to present The Summoner’s Tale by Victoria Danann, one of the many tour stops for this new relase, the third in the Order of the Black Swan series.  Please be sure to check out the other tour stops and don’t forget to enter to win one of 10 eBook Copies of My Familiar Stranger  (Book 1) and one of 2 eBook copies of The Witch’s Dream (Book 2) that will end on 8 March, 2013. Enter using this Rafflecopter link.

And now, it’s a moment of confession: I also reviewed this book (as well as the other two in the series) for Booked and Loaded and those reviews can be found there.

The Summoner’s Tale
Series: The Order of the Black Swan #3
Author: Victoria Danann
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: 7th House
Format: Paperback and eBook
Length: 300 pages
Release Date: February 14th, 2013
Purchase: Amazon
Stars:  5
Book Description:  A secret society, a witch, a psychic, vampires, modern day knights, heroes, elves, fae, assassins from another dimension, and fairytales come together where emotions intersect. Two souls, joined by a mystical bond, separated by distance, must simultaneously struggle through pain and darkness in an ultimate confrontation with character and an ultimate struggle for life proving that true love waits patiently through lifetimes and finds courage to survive. Even in the strangest places. Even when you’re least expecting it. Even when you’re far, far from home.

My Review: 
I have previously read books one and two in the series, and truly didn’t see just where Victoria Danann could take this story, or if it would be as enjoyable.  I am thoroughly relieved to say that this book doesn’t miss a beat, picking up shortly after the end of The Witch’s Dream, and giving us glimpses into the lives of characters we know so well.  The plot does not stagnate one bit, even with all of the changes to the Bad Company of the Order, and the introduction of new characters, and the deeper exploration of secondary characters was all managed with Danann’s usual flair for description and playing with the reader’s emotions.  Introducing characters with skills and talents previously unseen in the earlier books, the history of vampire and the Order are all detailed as characters and reader alike are brought up to speed with information necessary to the current story and conflict.

As multiple stories are seemingly unrelated, each brings with it a new dimension that begins to form a pattern that slowly leads all players to one key game, one final showdown to succeed and emerge intact.  It is the chase to the end, the multiple and variant tensions, the characters that have become your friends, your heroes and your entertainment keep you reading long past bedtime and into the night – for you need to know how it all ends.  A gripping read that will please fans of the series, and is best enjoyed after reading books one and two.  Completely worth the time and sleepless nights – and now I am left to wonder impatiently what will happen in the proposed book four.

I received an eBook copy for purpose of honest review for FMB Tours. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.

About the Author:  

Though works of fiction are a departure for me, I have had this series simmering on the back burner of my mind for years, but time is at a premium. In addition to authoring and illustrating Seasons of the Witch and writing course work for Seasons in Avalon, I play Classic Rock music and manage Houston’s premier variety and R&B band.

This series will include some of my education in the paranormal and fictionalized anecdotes from my journals during the years when I was a practicing “metaphysician”, but most of the material is fantasy – of course.

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