The Battle Sylph by L. J. McDonald

Title: The Battle Sylph
Mass Market Paperback: 323 pages
Publisher: Leisure Books (March 2010)
Source: Bought
Rating: 4 Stars

He is one of many: a creature of magic, unrelentingly male. He is lured through the portal by pure female beauty, a virgin sacrifice. She is killed, and he is silenced and enslaved.
 Such a dark ritual is necessary. Unlike their elemental cousins—those gentler sylphs of wind and fire—battlers find no joy in everyday labor. Their magic can destroy an army or demolish a castle, and each has but one goal: find his queen, then protect and pleasure her at any cost. What would a maiden do if she were given such a servant? What would befall that kingdom foolish enough to allow a battler to escape? Young Solie and the people of Eferem are about to find out.

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My Thoughts
Jump into a world full of intrigue, a fight for equality, and love.
The Battle Sylph is a great read that starts out with an independent and strong girl named Solie. Having a really bad day after being kidnapped and almost sacrificed Solie is thrust into a fight for not only her life, but the lives of many others that are trying to get away from their tyrannical ruler. She is accompanied by a battle sylph that because of a mistake she calls “Heyou”. “Heyou” and Solie’s romance was minimal, but sweet. The plot and character depth was what really held my attention in this book. The Sylphs in general had a bee like personality where they all work for one queen and called their domains hives.  The relationships between sylph and their masters was really intriguing, especially between Ril and Leon. There was sort of a love/hate relationship between these two and I never got tired of their interactions with one another.  
Take a peek into a world where a girl and her sylph show their world that women deserve just as much rights as any man. Check out L. J. McDonald’s debut novel “The Battle Sylph”.