Thursday, 26 April 2018

Wardance - Elizabeth Vaughan

Spring returns to the Plains, and with it, the Time of the Challenges, when warrior fights warrior in a contest for rank and status. For Simus of the Hawk, now is the time to raise his challenge banner, to fight for the chance to finally become Warlord. 

But his deadliest challenge does not come from other warriors, or even the sundered Council of Elders. For on the first night of the Challenges, a mysterious and deadly pillar of white light scorches the night sky—instantly changing everything for the People of the Plains.

Now a warrior-priestess, Snowfall, stands before Simus, who dares to speak of peace, of reconciliation. Her knives are sharp, her tattoos alluring, and her cool grey eyes can look through Simus and see…everything.

Now Simus and Snowfall must solve the mystery of the pillar of white light, and protect their people from all the destruction and chaos it brings. Snowfall fights for her place beside Simus, despite resistance from friend and foe.

The warrior-priests have abused their power for many years. Can Simus face the challenge of trusting Snowfall with his honor? And perhaps . . . with his heart? 

Published April 11th 2017
Chronicles of the Warlands #5
Fantasy romance
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My thoughts:
I was honestly confused at times. They kept talking about a Sacrifice and was all who?! I did not read the previous book so I checked that one. Seems it took place in Xy, so nope that was not the problem. Did some digging it seems that another trilogy oh hers explains that bit. You are supposed to read two series at the same time and in the same order. Except I read that book 7 years ago! And this book came out last year. So beware, messy series alert!

Also, I do not really remember much from previous books in this series, except that book 1 rocked ;) SO sorry Simus, I do not remember you, but you seemed nice.

I guess Snowfall was never mentioned so she is new...maybe. Also since I do not remember much I do not remember that I should hate warrior priests! You got lucky there Snowfall! I never felt anything bad against you.

Ok, but even though it felt messy and they talked about things I read 7 years ago I could still follow the main story. That is people challenging Simus for duels and him and Snowfall getting to know each other. 

Though damn, insta love much! I did NOT feel them fall in love.

Last thoughts:
BUT, I like Vaughan, so even with many many faults I still enjoyed this book and world.

Cover
Omg kickass!
But that belt is all wrong! It makes it look apocalyptic. And that belt does not even do anything on her, and considering she is fighting duels that is one stupid belt. One could just take a hold of it and take her down


34 comments:

  1. I am glad despite some confusion you enjoyed the book!

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  2. LOL! You are so fun! The cover looks like this lady is ready to kick someone's butt for sure! Hugs...RO

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    1. She would take me down in a second, I would run screaming

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  3. Ugh. Can't do it. It sounded good, but I can't do with confusion.

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    1. I just could not wrap my head around it

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  4. So you have to read two series simultaneously to understand??

    Still sounds kind of cool though. I'll need to look it up.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. Yes! I am not gonna re-read something I read 7 years ago, I doubt I even have it anymore

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  5. i have 3 books by this author but I haven't tried them

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  6. That could get messy, indeed.

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  7. wait, what huh? I don't know about reading two different series at the same time in the same order in order to get what's going on in one series ;/

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    1. And two written at different times too, lol, confusing

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  8. Ugh. I don’t like series like this where you have to keep track of more than one series to understand what is going on, it’s too much. Kick ass cover, though.

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    1. Totally kick'ass, she has such good ones

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  9. I can't remember books that I read 7 months ago so I would have been so lost with this one. Cool cover!

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  10. Wow, confusing with both series and gaps between books. Yep, the belt looks like something from the 80s'

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    1. I do guess I read like in between books first, then the beginning and now I am at the end

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  11. I get so confused when I'm new to the game and don't realize a series is a spin-off or parallel to another. I need a chart. LOL

    I have the first book in this series and need to get it read. You're not the first person to say its wonderful.

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    1. Luckily I did find a chart, but what good is that when I read the middle books first cos they were another series

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  12. Oh yeah, I can see why it was confusing. So this was a book five, but there were two series happening at once as well that you had to follow in order to understand the full story? It's a wonder you even managed to get through it without having read the previous book! :D

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Yes! And I mean I did not even have to read book 4 for this to make sense cos...they take place at the same time or something! What I should have read is book 2 in another series...sigh

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  13. Wow what a complicated sounding series and story but still you got enough out of it.

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  14. Oh man, this sounds very convoluted what with the two intertwined series! That said...I do want to try Elizabeth Vaughan at some point.

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  15. I don't like insta love but that cover is very cool.

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  16. I was all about that cover. But the review says, no thanks! If there is too much time between books, it makes it hard to keep caring.

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    1. It has such a weird order to follow...and it was so not as good as book 1

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