Saturday, December 10, 2011

Double Book Review: End of the World & Champion of the Fey

End of the World

By:  S.A. Archer

Format:  Ebook, 5,000 words

Publisher:  Ravynheart Publishing

Published:  October 2011

Series:  1st in Champion of the Sidhe series

Book Synopsis:
The day Lugh, Champion of the Sidhe, has long fought for finally manifests; all Sidhe unified under one Court.  No more Light versus Dark.  No more wars.  Brothers, one and all.  But on the day that should be celebrated as their greatest triumph, treachery brings his world crashing down, literally.  Now if he can't find a way to stop it no fey will survive.

First Sentence:
"The world as we have known it ends this day."

My Thoughts and Summary:
We start this series of short stories with the opening of the Sidhe and fey world here.  Things are about to change with an agreement between the Seelie and Unseelie fey.  As Lugh stands his guard as champion of the Sidhe Jhaer, of the Unseelie Elite, attackes.  Something goes wrong Lugh thinks its Jhaer with his Earth powers bringing down the building where their All-Mother Danu is.  But it's something else that's wrong.

This was a quick short read.  An introduction to a fey world set away from the human world of technology.  I read this one and had the feel of the starts of something more here.  This felt like a few chapters at the beginning of a bigger book.  Which the author has started three short story reads from this world.

We meet Lugh and his fey realm, then watch it crumble around him leaving us wondering if he can find the needed items in time to save the few remaining fey and create a new realm for them to live in.  And we get a brief introduction to Jhaer, but the story is from Lugh's view point.

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Champion of the Fey

By:  S.A. Archer

Format:  Ebook, 7,000 words

Publisher:  Ravynheart Publishing

Published:  November 2011

Series:  2nd in Champion of the Sidhe series

Book Synopsis:
The fey are Fading.  Extinction is inevitable.  Lugh, one of the few fey to survive the Collapse, is already beginning to suffer the effects.  Only a long shot quest to recover the artifacts might be able to restore the source of fey magic.  And the first artifact Lugh seeks is dead in the heart of wizard territory.

First Sentence:
The enchanted gold dust spiraled in a vortex as if a miniature tornado spun within the vial.

My Thoughts and Summary:
Lugh has learned of where one of the artifacts he needs to try and create another fey realm is at, but getting to it could be tricky and dangerous for him.  Going to get the artifact Lugh comes across a beautiful young woman who can see through his glamour, but could possibly get him close to the artifact.

This is where we really start to see Lugh in full action; sidhe sexy and fighting wise.  Lugh feels like the "golden child" to me, which he is also named as for his magic with the sun.  He is the good boy always trying to do what he feels is the "good" and "right" thing to do.  Not that his heart is not in the right place, because it is but he has the "champion" mentality and hero complex.

It's a nice read in a fey view while in the human world.  This is a few chapters in addition to the first story, End of the World, which is on one artifact.  Lugh has a few more finds to go through.


I read these at my own leisure for my enjoyment.

5 comments:

  1. The synopses sound riveting and I like the first sentence, but something about the covers are underwhelming and not in keeping with the storyline.

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  2. I'm with Stephanie... exactly what I thought! Sounds like a couple of good books when in the mood for a quick read.

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  3. I am with Melissa and Steph about the covers, yikes, that 2nd one is so yellow

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  4. A great double review. I agree with the comments about the covers, not at all appealing, they certainly wouldn't inspire me to pick the books up.

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  5. StephanieD - The covers are a little strong, but the story seems very common of fae thinking. It's nice to relax with it. :)

    Melissa (Books&Things) - They really are good for relaxing quick reads. :) Thank you!

    Blodeuedd - Yes, loads of yellow there, but even though strong catches your eye with the yellow. Very bold. :) Thank you!

    Petty Witter - Thank you. The covers do have a strong flavor to them. :) Thank you!

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