07 September 2008

Review: Elizabeth Vaughan - Warlord


Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Tor Paranormal Romance (March 6, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0765352664
ISBN-13: 978-0765352668

Summary:
Lara of Xy and her Warlord, Keir of the Cat, have been through much together. Lara abandoned her lands and people for love of him. She adopted his ways and learned of his tribe. Together they have faced plague and insurgency -- and despite these struggles, they have known happiness and joy.

Now they face their most arduous task: Keir must take Lara into the Heart of the Plains, and introduce her as the Warprize to the warrior-priests. She must be tested--questioned, examined, watched--and must find favor with the warrior-priests and the tribe’s elders before they will confirm her as a true Warprize.

But in Lara's heart there are doubts--for what if she is found wanting? Will Keir give up everything he knows to be with his Warprize?

Review:

I wasn’t surprised that the last installment in this trilogy picked me up immediately and the joy of the reunion simmered with passion and built up to a eruption which only Elizabeth Vaughan can lead me to! There are also bittersweet moments that filled my heart with the passion of love and the strength of hope. Elizabeth Vaughan reinforces with each novel what a tremendous author she is and how much she makes the reader feel by the sheer imagination she possesses.
With Warlord the author captivated me with the everlasting fire of love between Lara and Keir as they are separated for the claiming of Warprize status. I was taken to the Heart of the Plains by new characters of the firelander tribe and I was thrilled to learn more of their ways. Both good and bad and again as this novel is written from Lara’s perspective it gives you the feeling of being there, feeling all what Lara is going through.

This is not a novel of endearing characters but speaks of bold, fierce characters with their own sense of honor, customs and wisdom. The road to change is a hard one and this novel takes the reader to a fast paced final and for both Lara and Keir it comes to an end with passion for ones believes, the “truths” that must be spoken and each character that adds his or her voice to a song of a tale that reverberates long after the book is finished.
This trilogy proves to be a true Realms Bookshelf Keeper for me!





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