Blurb (from Goodreads):
Beneath Erynn's petite build, curly red hair, and startling blue eyes, lies a deeply hidden secret.If the truth about her were revealed, her life would be in danger. Her dream to be a fighter pilot would tailspin,crash, and burst into flames.
When the presence of a marauding alien society is discovered on their planets, a struggle of life and death begins. Both Erynn and Jaer's worlds face annihilation.
A mysterious force plunges Erynn into Jaer's cold, dangerous, and beautiful world with its magical essence and living consciousness. Both the alien enemy and this strange inexplicable power purse Erynn.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author R. E. Sheahan.)
Erynn is special. What people don’t know about her is that she has a mixed parentage background, and that this seems to have given her special powers.
Erynn’s biological father is from Arranon, while he mother was from Korin. Korin and Arranon are now at war with a powerful and clever enemy, and Erynn is training to be an Interceptor pilot.
One day Erynn is kidnapped by some men on a spacecraft, who have come to plunder resources for their own planet. Luckily Erynn is able to escape, and is then aided by some men that she meets as she is escaping.
It seems that these people are aware of Erynn’s special gifts though, and several parties want to find her and use her. Erynn is about to find out just what powers her mixed parentage heritage has given her, and what her place is in the war.
This is quite an interesting story, which is part fantasy, and part sci-fi. Fantasy because it takes place on different planets to ours and sci-fi because there are space ships and aliens! (you’ve got to love spaceships and aliens!)
Erynn was a girl who knew what she wanted and wasn’t afraid to go for it. She was very protective of her father, who everyone believed to be her biological father, and was quite indignant when her true biological father was mentioned. She stayed strong when things looked bad, and even did things that might have been considered foolish in her search for the truth. She was also compassionate, and always tried to help others if she could.
Jaer was one of the men who helped her escape, and although there were small glances and electric sparks between the two of them, this wasn’t a main storyline. Jaer was clear minded and methodical, whilst still being human. He worked so hard to keep Erynn safe and achieve his mission, and it was nice when he thought of her as more than his duty.
The storyline was fast paced, with action in forests, by lakes, in hostels, and even on aircraft, with strange animals, magic, ghosts, and even explosions. I did have a little trouble keeping up with what was going on but I tend to have that problem with fantasy! A real fantasy fan will surely love this book and have no trouble keeping up.
There was a proper ending to this book, although there was also a sneaky final chapter that gave us a bit of a teaser as to what to expect in the next book in the series.
Overall; an action-packed sci-fi-fantasy, that fantasy fans will whizz through.
6.5 out of 10.