Saturday, May 17, 2014

Braedric's Bane by A.J. Nuest

Title:  Braedric's Bane
Series:  The Golden Key Chronicles #4
Author:  A.J. Nuest
Published:  February 13th 2014 by HarperImpulseUK
Length:  121pgs
Format:  ecopy
Genre:  fantasy
Shelf:  review
Rating:  ★★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

To escape the clutches of the evil Wizard Gaelleod, Rowena and Caedmon flee to the future. With her memories in tact and the help of her dear friends, Rowena is confident they can uncover the clues behind her connection to the key.

Yet Violet's dire prophecy does more than detail their history. Caedmon's worst fears are confirmed. Though they must return to his realm, everything he loves stands to be ripped from his grasp.

Join Caedmon and Rowena as they embark on an epic battle to protect the Austiere Kingdom and fight to safeguard their love in Braedric's Bane, Book IV of The Golden Key Chronicles.

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:

This was definitely my favourite instalment in a series full of phenomenal novellas. Nuest’s writing really shines through with this one. Her descriptions are intricate yet vividly eye-catching, allowing the reader to visualise each and every moment of this awe inspiring tale. This author’s way with words allows her to weave this story so that it becomes part of her readers. You become intellectually and emotionally invested in the story. Nuest had me on the edge of my seat. There were so many twists and turns in this story that I couldn’t guess how it was going to end. I read this novella in a single sitting without batting an eye.

As phenomenal as the story was, the characters were even better. The two main characters alone create a vast array of character types in and of themselves. It was so intriguing to see them work together and against each other, always trying for what they believe is best. They are also such real and genuine people that you cannot help connecting with and rooting for them. The supporting cast was also phenomenally well put together. There are the good, the bad, and those that fall in between. They all come together to fill the world and bring the story to fulfilment.

My overall thoughts on Braedric’s Bane? This is a bitter sweet moment. What a brilliant ending to the series, but I’m sad to see it end. I’ll definitely be re-reading this one (and the rest of the series as well).

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About the author:

I am a multi-published, award-winning author who lives in the middle of a cornfield in NW Indiana. My loving husband, two beautiful children and a bevy of spoiled pets have agreed to stay and, in exchange for three rations per day and laundry service, tolerate my lunacy. While I spend most days happily ensconced in crafting romance across a multitude of genres, an underground coup has been percolating. The dogs just informed me the cat is secretly vying for dictatorship.

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  1. Thank you Jonel! And, you know, I'm having quite the bittersweet moment here myself. One of the biggest thrills for me this past month was to wake up each Saturday and come straight to your blog. Now what in the world am I going to do with myself!?!?! I don't want this to end! You have me completely hooked, so I guess I'll just have to A.) keep coming back every Saturday to read about other books you've read and B.) write another series and then promise you anything in exchange for your fabulous reviews! You are a rare treasure. You are one of those beautiful souls a person who is lucky enough to meet you can never forget. Thank you so, so much for hosting this giveaway for me, for reading my series and for making these past four Saturdays the best ever! xx

    1. OMG. Thanks so much AJ. And I'll definitely hold you to that!!!!