Author: F. M. Sherrill
Release Date: July 7th 2013
Source: Review Copy for Blog Tour
Rating: Three Loving Hearts
As a child in the desert kingdom of Gryth, Ivory witnessed the brutal murder of her parents at the hands of a sinister race known as the Lecs. Now Queen of her people, a vengeance-fueled Ivory launches a final battle to annihilate the enemy once and for all. But on the eve of war, betrayed by her own kind and left in the hands of the Lecs, she's forced to learn the shocking truth about their two peoples, and the diabolical curse that's plagued them for centuries. Armed with new found knowledge and unexpected allies, Ivory must face the real enemy that's haunted her all her life, and make a choice that will mean the difference between a new beginning and the end of the world. Ivory is an exercise in duality made reality; an exploration of darkness and light, male and female, sun and moon... seen through the eyes of two cultures ripped apart by an ancient evil whose pain resonates through the ages like the beating of a drum.
I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review.
Firstly I would like to thank the author and the publisher of Ivory, for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this fabulous book.
The characters were a little sketchy and I couldn’t link with Ivory so the whole story didn’t seem to reach me but I liked the plot and the concept very much. The story has potential but the author didn’t nourish and utilise its full potential so I was able to enjoy the experience half-heartedly.
The action scenes are remarkable and I liked the detailed descriptions of the surroundings and the scenes but due to the under developed characters I couldn’t get the full flavour of the fabulous plot. The mystery regarding who is the enemy and who the ally, kept me hooked in the story and the unexpected revelations shocked me very much.
I liked the writing style of the author very much, it’s crisp and enriched but I felt that somewhere the author just couldn’t bring the characters to life; maybe the author couldn’t connect with the characters while developing the story. Anyways, it is worth a shot definitely, so if you guys want you can go on with it. I’ll recommend it for the plot and the concept which I liked very much. Enjoy reading folks!
Three Flower Hearts