Sunday, April 7, 2013

Destiny's Mark by K.H. LeMoyne

Title:  Destiny's Mark
Author:  K.H. LeMoyne
Series:  The Guardian's of Eden #3
Published:  October 13th 2012 by Digital Crystal Press
Page Count:  315
Genre:  Urban Fantasy
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The only difference between fate and destiny is choice.

Tsu Halan, Guardian defense master, has honed his skills and waited patiently over the centuries for the covenant’s promise of a mate to share his soul and a family to cherish. Close enough to taste fulfillment, the dark echoes of the past threaten with danger and death.

Jai Dashkov harbors her own painful secrets of harsh betrayal and tender loss. Her desperate search to reclaim her life doesn’t allow room in her heart to deviate for love.

Together they are stronger than apart, but the promise of the covenant is a perpetual test. One that Tsu and Jai must conquer in time or suffer an eternity for their failure.


A race of beings created in a Sanctum at the far edge of Eden. Co-existing with mankind, they safeguarded human souls and the promise of eternity—until a virus killed all over the age of eighteen. The surviving children fled to the Sanctum for protection, children raising children without the full legacy of their history and knowledge. Two hundred years of solitude have produced a race of semi-immortals fortified with powers and intellect but lacking the mates who will make them whole and allow them to fulfill their covenant with mankind.

Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.

My Review:

Oh wow. I can’t believe I’ve reached the end already. I want to keep reading. I love these characters and this world so much that I never want it to end. Don’t get me wrong. This story had a beginning, a middle, and an end. It’s a phenomenal standalone novel, but you get so wrapped up in the story and the people that you want to keep going, needing to spend more time with the characters, becoming more and more entrenched in their lives.

This phenomenal story is wrapped up in the perfect package to make it an irresistible read. LeMoyne couples brilliant yet subtle descriptions with her phenomenal storytelling to create a world that is so seamless that you can see it existing in parallel with our own. The storyline that LeMoyne has created is so powerful that it would be able to stand out even with the worst writing, but that isn’t the case here. This novel is also extremely well written.

The Warrior race that LeMoyne has created is absolutely brilliant. The history and mythology surrounding these people is very fully developed. Each and every aspect of their society is fully and clearly laid out in this series. Their hopes and dreams, their fears and trials all help to build them as a people and as individuals. Not only are these characters in this novel very developed in their own right, being that they are so well developed as a society they become even more clear as people.

This is one of those novels that packs a huge wallop. It rolls everything up into a nice neat package that you can’t put down and that leaves you both wanting more and with a sense of completeness. This is one of the best books that I’ve read in a very long time. I’m waiting on pins and needles for the sequel.

Buy your copy online here today!

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