Tuesday, May 19, 2020

DawnSinger by Janalyn Voigt



by Janalyn Voigt
Publisher: Harbourlight
Available now on Paperback, Kindle or Kindle Unlimited


Summary:

At the royal summons, Shae mounts a wingabeast and soars through the air to the high hold of Faeraven, where all is not as it seems. Visions warn her of danger, and a dark soul touches hers in the night. When she encounters an attractive but disturbing musician, her wayward heart awakens.

But then there is Kai, a guardian of Faeraven and of Shae. Secrets bind him to her, and her safety lies at the center of every decision he makes.

On a desperate journey fraught with peril and the unknown, they battle warlike garns, waevens, ferocious raptors, and the wraiths of their own regrets. Yet, they must endure the campaign long enough to release the DawnKing'and the salvation he offers'into a divided land. To prevail, each must learn that sometimes victory comes only through surrender.


My Review: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

DawnSinger is the first book in the Tales of Faeraven series. I must admit this is typically not the type of book I would pick up. I mean don't get me wrong I'm a huge Lord of the Rings fan so fantasy /adventure books are not something I scoff at but I did the unthinkable and judged a book by its cover and went into it not really excited about it but I seriously couldn't put it down!! It was a very good book!

The world that Janalyn Voigt has made up is epic! The setting, the description makes you visualize everything as you are reading it. The main characters Kai and Shae are very believable and likeable. You want them to succeed in their quest and life. The way she represents God is in this allegorical undertone which was neat to read because I wasn't sure how it was going to be done being that this is a Christian Fantasy Fiction book. I also enjoyed the connections made from characters in the book to the Bible. You will catch them if you read the book.

There is a romance element to the story and to some it may be awkward but to me it made total sense and I actually caught it from the very beginning. (I don't want to spoil it so I will not say anymore on that).

The ending... goodness... all I have to say that now I must pick up the rest of the books and see how the story continues to unfold.

The only negative I have about this book is that the language/names the author has for some things at times is hard. She does provide quite and extensive glossary on the back of the book but when you are reading you don't really want to keep turning back to look at correct pronunciations and such... other than that if you enjoy Fantasy books then I definitely recommend this one. This book would also be perfect for older kids that love fantasy fiction.

FTC Disclosure: I received this book from the author and Just Read Tours. I was not required to write a positive review. These are my honest thoughts and opinions. I am also a participant in Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com


About the Author:

Janalyn Voigt's literary education began in childhood when her father read chapters from classic children's books to her as bedtime stories. She grew older, and the bedtime stories stopped, but Janalyn continued to fall asleep to the stories she made up in her head at night. This, combined with her avid consumption of books, gave Janalyn an intuitive grasp of storytelling. Adventure, romance, history, suspense, and fantasy or whimsy appear in every story she writes. Readers who enjoy Janalyn's vivid descriptions, realistic dialogue, and unpredictable plots often follow her across genres. Janalyn Voigt is represented by Wordserve Literary Agency. For free chapters and reader bonus content, visit the website for Janalyn Voigt.

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