This plot and these Characters hooked me! ~ Gabi, Guilty Pleasures
An Unquiet Heart
Alone in her tower, Princess Oria has spent too long studying her people’s barbarian enemies, the Destrye—and neglected the search for calm that will control her magic and release her to society. Her restlessness makes meditation hopeless and her fragility renders human companionship unbearable. Oria is near giving up. Then the Destrye attack, and her people’s lives depend on her handling of their prince…
A Fight Without Hope
When the cornered Destrye decided to strike back, Lonen never thought he’d live through the battle, let alone demand justice as a conqueror. And yet he must keep up his guard against the sorceress who speaks for the city. Oria’s people are devious, her claims of ignorance absurd. The frank honesty her eyes promise could be just one more layer of deception.
A Savage Bargain
Fighting for time and trust, Oria and Lonen have one final sacrifice to choose… before an even greater threat consumes them all.
Review copy provided for an honest review
This is the first book from Jeffe Kennedy I’ve read and I am NOT disappointed. I loved this work and Oria and Lonen.
To watch the war and hope for end end and then to watch Princess Oria grow and become who she is meant to be and to watch Lonen become the king he is was truly magical. I lived in the world and waited with baited breath as the plot twisted and turned. My only wish is for book 2 to come sooner!
Pinning down the specific inspiration for a series isn’t always simple. That’s because ideas – at least for me – are rarely linear. They don’t proceed neatly from one to the next in a numerical progression. Instead all sorts of thoughts and images go into a big stew, coming out as something else altogether. For my new series, Sorcerous Moons, I’d been mulling the concept for a long time.
So here are a bunch of bits and pieces that went into the stew:
- Jon Snow’s epic black furred cloak in the Game of Thrones miniseries
- Patricia McKillip’s sorceress, Sybel, in The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
- Anne McCaffrey’s fire lizards
- The dramatic rock spires and desert colors of New Mexico and Arizona
- The persistent drought in the U.S. Southwest
- A conversation on the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) boards on what two moons around a planet would be like and the effects they’d have
- The bore tides of Alaska
It will be fun to see if you all can pick out where bits and pieces of these chunks surfaced!
About the Author:
Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author whose works include non-fiction, poetry, short fiction, and novels. She has been a Ucross Foundation Fellow, received the Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship for Poetry, and was awarded a Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award. Her essays have appeared in many publications, including Redbook.
Her most recent works include a number of fiction series: the fantasy romance novels of A Covenant of Thorns; the contemporary BDSM novellas of the Facets of Passion, and an erotic contemporary serial novel, Master of the Opera. A fourth series, the fantasy trilogy The Twelve Kingdoms, hit the shelves starting in May 2014 and book 1, The Mark of the Tala, received a starred Library Journal review was nominated for the RT Book of the Year while the sequel, The Tears of the Rose was nominated for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Best Fantasy Romance of 2014 and the third book, The Talon of the Hawk, won the RT Reviewers’ Choice Best Fantasy Romance of 2015. Two more books will follow in this world, beginning with The Pages of the Mind May 2016. A fifth series, the erotic romance trilogy, Falling Under, started with Going Under, and was followed by Under His Touch and Under Contract.
She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with two Maine coon cats, plentiful free-range lizards and a very handsome Doctor of Oriental Medicine.
Jeffe can be found online at her website: JeffeKennedy.com, every Sunday at the popular SFF Seven blog, on Facebook, on Goodreads and pretty much constantly on Twitter @jeffekennedy. She is represented by Connor Goldsmith of Fuse Literary.