Braving Fate by Linsey Hall my review
Review Courtesy of April Hollingworth
This is the first book in a brand new The Mythean Arcana series, and it is quite extraordinary. Linsey Hall has managed to bring the past and the future together in a compelling and wonderful way. Her characters are rich and three dimensional, if they walked past you, you wouldn’t be surprised. Linsey Hill is an author to remember, be prepared to fall in love with the characters she weaves together in a magical and wondrous way. I can’t wait to read the next book in this fantastic series.
PROLOGUE Central England, AD 60, eve of the Roman conquest of Britain The woman he loved lay dying in his arms.
Dreams of battle, death, and blood so much blood and pain, haunt bookish academic Diana Laughton. The dreams first only nightmares are now invading every waken moment of her days. When demons invade her quite life, she wonders if she’s finally gone mad. Or if her dreams are in fact her past life, a life she doesn’t remember, coming to meet her present. Two millennia ago Mythean Guardian Cadan Trinovante loved and betrayed Boutica, Britain’s warrior queen. Now he’s tasked with protecting mortals whose lives affect the fate of humanity. His latest assignment is Boutica herself, reincarnated as a woman with no idea of her past life or her fated future. Cadan finds himself in a predicament once more, for he finds Diana irresistible. Their passion for one another has lasted for centuries. But with forces from her past wanting her dead, their passion and desire for each other could prove fatal, as the fate of the world, and their lives rest on them working together.
“Settle down,” he said as she nearly ended any hope of future children. He rolled her beneath him to still her struggles. “Get off me!” Her voice broke. “I’m here to help you.” Her struggles caused her soft thighs to part, allowing him to settle between them. He stifled a groan. Her hair tangled around their arms as he wrestled her wrists above her head, trying to keep her neat but sharp claws away from his eyes. Finally, he caught sight of her. Little black glasses over angry brown eyes. Sexy librarian glasses. Christ. And lush, pink lips that formed curses far more inventive than he’s expected to come from such an innocent looking face. Close up, her hair appeared to be pale red. At first glance, she was nothing like the woman he’d known, who’d possessed a strong, raw type of beauty. Boudica was a blur in his memory now. Had been for centuries. But this woman was very different. Delicate and soft where Boudica had been strong and fierce. Not a beautiful face, but a compelling one. One from which he couldn’t look away.
FTC Advisory: Maggie Mae Gallagher provided me with a copy of Braving Fate by Linsey Hall. Published through Bonnie Doon Press LLC. Kindle Edition. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.