Thursday, July 25, 2013

Land of The Silver Dragon by Alys Clare

Lassair is an apprentice healer and isn't too concerned when she hears a peddler's horror story about a red haired giant that trashed a house and killed the occupant.  After all, peddlers usually enhanced their tales to draw attention and sell more of their wares.  But then she hears the name of the dead woman and realizes it is her aunt...

Severn House and Net Galley allowed me to download this story and read it for review (thank you).  It will be published the first of August, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

This is a fairy tale that really drew me in.  Lassair's family has a secret.  It's been handed down, the secret is divided between two people, and it's very dangerous.  Lassair knows nothing about it, but she knows this giant is trying to find something in all her family members homes and he's not beyond killing anyone in his way.

There's a story from the past, another family across the sea is involved, and Lassair must stand up to the challenge of protecting the treasure.  It has a good fight involved before it's resolved, at least temporarily.  There is a moment in this book I know will be relevant in the next book.  You'll have to see if you find it.  

The author weaves a good tale, her words flow well, and I really enjoyed this read.  I know there is more to come because Lassair and her love are separated.  I suspect there will also be future challenges from the evil man she set free.  

I'm going to be watching for next book because I loved reading this one.

Happy reading.

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