Thursday, November 1, 2018

Opal of Light and a Linky

Opal of Light

Opal of Light: An epic dragon fantasy (The Keeper Chronicles Book 1) by [Hinkens, Norma]

About the Book:

Title: Opal of Light | Author: Norma Hinkens | Pages: 310 | Genre: Fantasy | Recommended Ages: Young Adult and Up

Book Description:

Mistaken for a spy. Hunted by an assassin. Arrested as a traitor.
And things are about to get much worse for Orlla, Keeper of the ancient dragon runes. She guards a powerful secret buried on the shores of Efyllsseum—a prehistoric artifact that shields the island kingdom’s inhabitants from death and destruction and hides the chosen land from the rest of the world.

Now, corrupt monarchs plot war to steal the valuable relic, shattering the uneasy peace throughout the realm. Torn between loyalty to her family and duty to the crown, Orlla calls upon the dragons of light.

But the light always casts shadows, and the dragons bring with them an unimaginable terror that no one saw coming—and no one can stop.

OPAL OF LIGHT is the first book in The Keeper Chronicles, a stunning new epic dragon fantasy series, perfect for fans of heroic fantasy sagas, dragons, mystery, action and adventure, light romance, and plot twists you won’t see coming—get your copy today!

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My Review:

Opal of Light is an exciting fantasy story about a Keeper named Orlla and her role to protect the magical opal stone. The era of dragons is over, at least that's what everyone thinks. But when war is eminent, things change. The opal stone calls to Orlla and she must make difficult decisions. Outcomes don't always happen as expected.

One thing that bothered me was that Orlla puts her mentor's life on the line to track down her run-away brother and when she doesn't get back in time, she doesn't really give him another thought until much later. I also found that the dialogue gets a bit laborious in places. Things get rehashed between characters that the reader already knows.

Overall, it is a page-turner of a story! It kept my attention from beginning to end. It has a good stopping point, where you can take a breath before diving into Onyx of Darkness, the second book in the series.

Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book. This is my honest and voluntary review.

About the Author:
Norma Hinkens

Norma Hinkens

NYT and USA Today bestselling author Norma Hinkens writes fast-paced science fiction and fantasy about spunky heroines, epic adventures, and dangerous worlds. She grew up among rich storytelling traditions in her native Ireland, land of make-believe and the original little green man. A globetrotter at heart, she settled in California and began scribbling down the yarns that have been brewing in her head for years. In her spare time she retreats to rural Idaho to hike, bike and boat, but mostly to eavesdrop on mountain men and prepare for the apocalypse. If you like heart-stopping sagas, gritty heroines, and twists you won’t see coming, then you’ll love her turbo-paced thrill-rides! Join her VIP Reader Club for hot new releases, stellar giveaways, exclusive content, behind the scenes and more.

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