The end of an Empire, The rise of a Queen
Emory Fae enjoys leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world of Kiero, and upon Emory's arrival she will discover she is the long lost heir to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne.
With both men being darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans, love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King.
Some things are better left in the shadows.
My Review: Maddy
3 stars. I really enjoyed the strong beginning of this book. Where it started to get muddled was in the middle, with all the different perspectives taking over. I’ve never been much of a fan of having three…four different perspectives in a book, namely because half the time the author doesn’t handle it well- the characters all come off as the sounding the same, their perspectives are no more unique than the one in the chapter preceding it and there’s nothing more annoying than reading the exact same scene over four times. In this book, you had to glance up to remember who was supposed to be taking the lead in this chapter, as with third person it becomes more difficult to recognize which one had that chapter- though first person is no better, honestly. The plot, for being executed in 180 pages, is rather interesting and the world these characters come in is rather intriguing too.
For the length it’s an interesting book, not much different from other fantasy works in terms of plot type or the various elements in it.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.
About the Author: Mallory McCartney currently lives in London, Ontario with her husband and their two dachshunds Link and Lola. Black Dawn is her debut novel, the first in a series. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be found day dreaming about fantasy worlds and hiking. Other favorite pastimes involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new coffee and dessert shops.