Title: The Garnet Dagger
Author: Andrea R. Cooper
Published: March 25th 2013 by Crimson Romance
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Celeste must escape the monks who have held her prisoner for years. Her magic has been kept dormant by her captors. An ancient powerful Warloc craves her powers. If he succeeds in devouring her magic, she and the world will die.
When Brock falls in love with Celeste before realizing her demise is his cure, will love triumph over his desire to be healed? Will he risk everything to save her from a Warloc, an oath breaker, who also wants her dead?
The characters in this novel were also uniquely developed. As a reader you get to know them as they get to know each other and themselves. The stark contrast between the personalities and beliefs of the various characters added to the aura of the tale. I also got really caught up in the writing style that Cooper uses for this tale. By writing this as a first person narrative Cooper gives you a direct link to the main character. I found myself thinking like him, and using his speech & thought patterns.
As a whole, Cooper takes the fantasy storyline and runs in the opposite direction to create a breathtaking work of art.