When her sorceress mother and vampire king father are brutally murdered, Kassina makes a pact with Shindar, the Demon of Darkness. In exchange for her soul, Kassina obtains power to become the most feared sorceress in all the lands; she could make the people pay dearly for the deaths of her parents. Granted eternal life, Kassina and her evil are never far away.For years, Marithia, a mystical world inhabited by humans and elves, has lived in an age of peace. But that peace is shattered when King Arman is slain by his own son, a pawn of the vampire sorceress Kassina. Arman's murder sparks the most brutal and bloody war ever seen between the Forces of Darkness and the peaceful Marithians.From Goodreads
Vartan, a young knight who was wrongfully banished from King Arman's court, reluctantly discovers he is the subject of a prophecy to activate the legendary weapon, Talonsphere. He forms an alliance with the mythical dragons and has the opportunity to rid the world of the oppressors forever and experience eternal peace.
Release Date: November 24th 2009
My Copy: Received from the author
Genre: Fantasy paranormal
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Legends of Marithia: Book 1 - Prophecies Awakening by Peter Koevari
It has been a while since a fantasy story has gripped me in the way that this one did. This story of a young girl who witnesses her parents death and then becomes a very powerful sorceress. The story also twines the good Vs evil battle that we have seen countless times before but this is different; dragons, elves, vampires it's all here.
The book is short for a fantasy story that skips between past and present, it also manages to keep a lot of detail despite it's short length. The characters are engaging and there are many twists and turns along the way too. With this being the first book of this series it's clear that the author does have big things ahead for where the story is going to be going. This excites me a lot as I wasn't too sure whether this would be a genre I could enjoy after tagging it in the Lord of the Rings box it was going to be hard to match it.
Taking that aside and forgetting about previous fantasy stories this is a very well rounded start and whilst it is short it covers enough to keep you turning page after page. The book will grab you from the very first chapter and since I have finished it people have told me how they finished this in a week! Mine was just over a week I think but still for a book I wasn't sure I would like, he got me hooked!
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