August 17, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013 | Posted by Billy Burgess
Order of the Black Swan, Book 3
By Victoria Danann
Publisher: 7th House
Pub. Date: February 12, 2013
Buy Links: Paperback, Kindle
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.
Due to family crises, personal issues, and falling behind on my reading, my review for the third book in the Order of the Black Swan series got delayed and delayed. I apologize to the author for the review's lateness.
I don't want to give away any spoilers, so I'll just skip to my final thoughts about A Summoner's Tale. Just when I was getting tired of the fantasy genre, mostly due to the overrated Twilight rage, I was pleasantly surprise to find a new series that gives a much needed fresh spin to the vampire lore, not to mention witches, elves, and other creatures. The author gives more character depth to Baka and Heaven (more back-story for her), while continuing with other fan favorites like Ram and Elora. There is action, mystery, and some steamy love scenes, which are nicely written and not too graphic. Each book in the series keeps getting better. I could easily tell the author loves each one of her characters. Overall, I enjoyed reading the book and I recommend it to others.
*Disclaimer - I received a free copy from the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
About the Author:
For the past fourteen years, Victoria has illustrated and authored Seasons of the Witch calendars and planners and written several non-fiction books on magickal arts. She lives in a town north of Houston known as The Woodlands even though the idea of the witch in the woods may be a cliché. She owns 7th House Publishing and contributes to its enterprises. In addition to art and writing, she plays Classic Rock music (keys, rhythm guitar, vocals) and manages one of Houston's premier party bands. Married. Four children.
Visit her website at http://www.victoriadanann.com/
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