Serpent of the Shangrove by C N Lesley is a high fantasy
Copper has matured to adulthood in the world belonging to the Drakken but he still has memories of his life before passing through the portal and returning home and the memory which haunts him most is the one of Jazzler. One night, after being shunned and made unwelcome by his own kind due to his impure blood he seeks a moment of peace and notices the portal is once more open. He sets out to discover the truth of what befell Jazzler, unaware others of his kind, half-breeds led by his mother and father, would follow him. But it seems the people here somehow possess more knowledge of the Drakken than they did before,and the Firstborn speak of a serpent in the Shangrove being their Samara maidens captive.
Serpent of Shangrove by C.N. Lesley is every bit as charming and magical as Darkspire Reaches. It is a beautifully woven tale, fraught with peril, danger, love and mystery. The characters are engaging, each with their own history and sub-plot interwoven into the main story arc. If you enjoy high fantasy, this author is not one to be overlooked.
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