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Book review: Libby Doyle’s The Vengeance Season

Zan knew loving Rainer was dangerous. She had known it for some time. Every time it reviewwas his turn to fight in The Turning she feared he may not come back, especially now Lucifer, Rainer’s father, had upped his game. Long had his father forsaken Balance and embraced only Destruction. He had made it his own and twisted it to his whims, just as he did with everything he wanted. While the warriors remained engaged in The Turning, in an endless perpetual battle, Lucifer had grown stronger, perfecting his weapons, but now came the most fearful weapon of all, and with it he had access to his son’s weakness, to Zan. Zan knew loving Rainer was dangerous, but little did she know she was about to discover just how dangerous it really was. The time has come for change, no more can the endless battle rage on. It is time to end it forever, to take the war to Lucifer himself. Failure is not an option, not with the stakes being what they are. Can the son finally confront the father who tortured and tormented him, while still keeping himself in balance, out of Destructions corruption? He had vowed to give anything for Zan, and now he will.

This book is amazing! I have loved the covalent series since the very first book, and this has really escalated the plot to a whole new level. Father and son are engaged in epic battle with the highest stakes. No human has ever beheld what Zan has seen, the truth and the horror she has witnessed. I love the Libby Doyle’s creative flair and distinct narrative. The graphically and emotionally fulfilling the plot will have you on the edge of your seat as worlds collide in a way they never should have. I loved the growth and strength shown by Zan, she is strong even in weakness. I just couldn’t put this book down. Tense, fulfilling, vivid, and satisfying this action-packed character-driven tale of love, horror, honour, and despair will keep you glued from the first page to the last. Questions are answered, truths unveiled, and rights wrongs. This series is a must-read for anyone who loves a great plot with string vivid characters presented in a flawless manner that never fails to keep the reader engaged. I whole-heartedly give this series my full recommendation.

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Book review: The Pain Season by Libby Doyle

The Pain Season by Libby Doyle is the sequel the The Passion Season and book two in the Covalent Series.

Rainer loves Zan, more than Heaven and Earth, Creation and Destruction, more than 510fs27fubl-_sx322_bo1204203200_Balance itself. It is as simple as that. Except nothing about their situation is simple, she is a human, born of the Earthly realm and he, well he is so much more. Some would call him an angel, others the son of the devil. Both, in a way, would be correct. He was banished to Earth long ago, and never before has he felt anything like this.  Zan is his light, the source of all he finds good. It was no easy decision to decide to trust her with his truth, a secret guarded so closely that even knowing it would jeopardise her life if the wrong people were to discover she knew. But fate had a different plan in mind, a plan to reveal his secret before he has chance to confide in her. She was shown the terror looming in the darkness and knows she is now a target. Zan retreats from him, doubting the truth of all they shared, fearing for her life, her sanity. She knows he will bring nothing but danger and throws herself into work, fending off temptation. Rainer mirrors her actions, throwing himself into battle, whilst working to give Zan the proof she needs to bring the false monks to justice, hoping, praying, she will return to him. Their energies had been as one, forever binding them, and now one of them wants to walk away, and there is more happening in his own realm than any would care to admit.

I first came across Libby Doyle when I read the Passion Season, and promised myself I would read the next book in the series. I am so glad I did. In The Pain Season we see the return of familiar characters as the Covalent realm continues its battle in the turning against Lucifer and his army of corrupted, not to mention the demons. Libby Doyle writes a brilliant tale with well-executed and masterful poise. Each character has their own tale, their own sub-plot. The Passion season is engaging, filled with great characters, conflict, and emotion. It is certainly difficult to put down once you turn that first page. As the second book it has every bit the same pull and intrigue as the first and more. This book is a credit to the author’s talents, as is the fact I will be awaiting the next installment with baited breath.

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On the 16th 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 16th day of Christmas K.J’s advent recommends;


The Passion Season by Libby Doyle (Twitter @LibbyDoyle9)

A vivid descriptive voice allowing the crafting of beautifully scripted romance, epic conflicts, and heart pounding action

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Book review: The Passion Season: Book I of the Covalent Series by Libby Doyle

The Passion Season: Book I of The Covalent Series by Libby Doyle is a truly amazing urban fantasy guaranteed to set the heart strings aflutter and the pulse racing. At the start it follows Rainer Barakiel, son of Lucifer as he is exiled from his home. He is a Covalent, a race who above all things must find a balance between the  energies of creation and indexdestruction. His father Lucifer was a traitor, and gained control over the destruction realm and all those who dwelled within. Relentlessly he sends his forces against the Covalent in hope to seize control, whilst also sending his minions to the earthly realm where the son he wished to win over was exiled. Loneliness threatens to engulf Rainer, but find unexpected friendship from Pellus, an adept assigned to him who shield his activities from mortal eyes. Empires rise and fall, his time passed in a combination of business and battle, longing for home. But then he finds it in the most unexpected place, in the arms of a human known as Zan, and finds in her a kindred spirit. Zan, (Alexandra O’Gara) is no stranger to turmoil, she has a warrior’s soul and has survived more than most should ever witness in her life, a former army veteran, recovering Continue reading “Book review: The Passion Season: Book I of the Covalent Series by Libby Doyle”