good start to new fantasy series
Syn in the City (A Synemancer Novel) Mertianna Georgia
I received this from the publishers in return for an honest review. I don’t gush and give false praise – I don’t believe that helps readers or authors so what you read is what I truly feel about a book.
I’ve book two to review and the publishers were kind enough to supply me with book one also so I’m feeling lucky – my love of paranormal fantasy novels getting a real boost recently. Sometimes its hard to get into the world building of a new series but Mertianna manages to keep the world she is creating very clear for the reader to follow. There’s lots of magic, spells, and otherworldly characters but they all gel well together to create an entertaining read and a believable adventure. I guess with any fantasy read there’s always the temptation for the author to take the easy way out fo a hard corner they’ve written characters into by creating some quick magic or rescue creature but Mertianna doesn’t so that cop out but writes a complex and riveting story. Cara the main character comes from a long line of witches and her family are very disappointed when as the potential next leader she shows no sign of any magical powers. The she goes for a night out with her cousin to celebrate their birthday and… everything changes, she wakes up in the bed of Roman – a handsome and powerful Nightkind, and what’s more it seems they’ve become engaged. She seems to have gained mysterious and out of control powers and somehow manages over the next few days to bind not only Roman, but also Paul, a powerful gorgeous Wizard and hunky Tom – a werewolf. Its seems her powers have come in with a vengeance and she’s now a powerful synemancer, a witch who can draw energy from other magical beings and that her magic seeks what she needs regardless of her intentions ( though as it seems sex fuels the exchange of power it helps that the men are all hot blooded and gorgeous!)
add to all the the danger she suddenly faces with weird sub-demons out to kill her and the protectivity she faces from her three men, the lack of information coming her way abut what her power will do next and the threat of an Aztec demon out to rule the world and you have a story that powers through adventures and keeps the reader engrossed.
I really enjoyed this book, felt for poor Cara who for years had faced belittling because of her lack of power and then suddenly thrown into a world of magic and adventure and trying hard to understand it and stay alive. She’s strongly moral about trying to always do the right thing but her powers are only interested in taking what they need and this leads for some hot erotic sex….I’m looking forward to where those powers take her in the next book!
Its well written and edited, the end of the plots tie up nicley and there are no horrible cliffhangers, just suggestions of what could happen in next book. At £1.99 for 244 pages on kindle its good value and its also available at £11 for paperback version.
Stars: solid four from me – almost a five star read and will join my keepers list.