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On the 3rd day of advent K.J. recommends to me….

Every day on the run up to Christmas I am going to recommend a book that I truly enjoyed reading.

On the 3rd day of Christmas K.J’s advent recommends;


Darkspire Reaches by C.N Lesley  (Twitter @darkspires)

A brilliant high fantasy that will keep you hooked from beginning to end.

Buy it here.

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Please note: this is something I am doing in recognition of the books I have enjoyed. The authors do not know they have been selected, and have in no way asked to participate. I receive no form of profit from these recommendations.

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Book review: Serpent of Shangrove by C.N Lesley

Serpent of the Shangrove by C N Lesley is a high fantasy

51tfcht37ul-_ss300_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.

Link to book

Serpent of Shangrove

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Book review: Darkspire Reaches by C.N Lesley

Darkspire Reaches is a high fantasy written by by C.N Lesley

51nkk5aa0lRaven can feel the call of the wyvern, even sheltered deep within the woods where she and Margie, an alchemist and botanical healer, live. As a baby Margie rescued Raven from being a sacrifice to the beast, hiding her away. The wyvern seeks her still. Unwilling to surrender that which was his, it will not rest until it has torn her to shreds, or so she was led to believe. Winter is coming, and with a new law passed outlawing magic and sentencing those who practice such crafts to death it seems those who make their living by potion and scrying are set to starve. With no other choice Raven and Margie are forced upon a journey, one where the true nature of all shall be revealed.

I picked up Darkspire Reaches because I was really craving a good high fantasy, and this book did not disappoint. I was hooked from the first page to the last. Invested in Raven’s plight and drawn in to the world of magic and wyverns created by the author. The characters are diverse, entertaining, and most importantly bursting with real personality. This gripping tale with leave you wanting more right until the final page.

Book link

Darkspire Reaches