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Shanna Bosarge’s breakout novel introduces Sterling Rin’Ovana -- a complex, beautiful, and dangerous woman who forges toward a powerful future despite her unknown past.
Resentful of the silver eyes inherited from a mother she never knew, Sterling must learn to put aside the wayward glances and the whispered insults of those who see her as a monster. Silver eyes that also betray her as a Devian, and the hunted quarry of the Severon.
Born in the midst of a battle between her Veillen father and graekull demons and the blood of her dying mother, Sterling is secreted away by Hemi -- a trusted family servant. She grows in peace and safety until the Severon find her, years later. As they destroy the people and the places she grew to love, Sterling battles their constant push to capture her, as well as her own regret over the trail of destruction that follows her escape.
No amount of Hemi’s training could prepare Sterling for the relentless pursuit of the Severon. As she flees, Hemi’s dying words ring in her ears -- urging her to find shelter in the land of Kai’Vari, the place of her birth. While she hopes to find a place to finally call home, she returns to the millennia old battle between man and demon, as well as fear and mistrust from those who should instead protect her.
She also finds -- as her Devian powers emerge -- that she may either be the key to ending the ancient battle, or the catalyst to the world’s destruction.
“After catching a glimpse of this book's cover, I was instantly interested in the content of the story. Although the description of this book says that the author Shanna is brand new to the scene, her writing style flows like an experienced and prolific writer. She has done a great job of tingling my senses (even my 6th sense) with the vivid vocabulary selection, as well as the fictional but realistic locations depicted throughout the story. Each character is brought to life with memorable traits and distinct backgrounds, leaving lasting imprints in my mind of characters such as Sterling, Hemi, Brigit, and unfortunately Engram.
The quality that I enjoyed the most from this story's world is that this is not a fantasy world with overpowered characters who dominate the land with little effort. Some characters may have powers or abilities beyond what normal humans have, but they are portrayed in such a way that they are still as vulnerable as any other human being. Especially Sterling.
I am eagerly awaiting the next chapter in the series and I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did!”
- Kris Kringle