Braving Fate by Linsey Hall

cover55027-mediumTitle:  Braving Fate

Series:  The Mythean Arcana Series Book #1

Author:  Linsey Hall

Genre:  Romance/Fantasy

Blurb:   As chaos looms, a warrior queen is reborn

Bookish academic Diana Laughton has been having terrible dreams. Dreams of battle, dreams of blood… dreams so vivid she’s living them day and night. When demons invade her quiet life, she wonders if she’s going mad. Or if perhaps she’s remembering a past life she had no idea existed…

In the midst of betrayal, he must protect her

Mythean Guardian Cadan Trinovante loved and betrayed Britain’s warrior queen Boudica two millennia ago. Now he’s tasked with protecting mortals whose lives affect the fate of humanity. His latest assignment is Boudica herself, reincarnated as a woman with no idea of her past or her fated future. Though in the irresistible form of Diana Laughton, it’s possible Cadan has once again met his match…

To succumb to seduction could prove fatal

Thrown together in a shadowy world that exists alongside our own, Diana and Cadan must fight not only the demonic forces that want Diana dead, but a past and a passion that have lasted centuries. Their desire could be deadly. But as evil from the underworld unites against them, their only hope could be each other.

Thoughts:  Honestly, for those of you who are fans of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series, I definitely recommend that you pick this series up. As I was reading it, there were moments where I kept thinking it reminded me a bit of that series. Of course, I had has a way to go before it quite hits that plateau – but the foundation is definitely there. The combination of romance/history/mythology definitely tweaks those buttons reminiscent of Kenyon, but there is also a bit of the tragedy factor there as well. I have to admit, at the beginning I had my doubts about this book – it seemed to falter and fumble a little in the beginning for me, but if you give it a chance, by the end the author really finds her groove and I found myself really enjoying it. I’m not sure if the writing actually became stronger, if her conviction strengthened when it came to making me believe in her world and her characters. Regardless, by the end I was willing to commit a more to my enjoyment of the series….:) Great start to a great new series – I look forward to reading more from the Mytheans!

Rate:  A

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