Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Garnet Dagger by Andrea R. Cooper

Title:  The Garnet Dagger
Author:  Andrea R. Cooper
Published:  March 25th 2013 by Crimson Romance
Length:  222pgs
Format:  ebook
Genre:  Fantasy
Shelf:  review
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Forbidden to cross the Elvin barrier into human lands, Brock cannot sate his curiosity. Cursed by a vampyre bite that forces him to feed on the life-essence of others, he is unable to touch another without taking their life. Chained by prophesy, he must find a witch, pierce her heart, and draw her blood for his cure.

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?

My Review:

This is an intensely heartfelt novel. Cooper combines the supernatural with real emotions to create something beyond compare. This author paints a vivid picture of the world that she has created. As a reader you’re drawn in and have no desire to escape. It was so intriguing to see the prophecy intertwining with reality in this remarkable tale. It was breathtaking at times.

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. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your fabulous review. I'm thrilled you enjoyed the story.