Friday, January 30, 2015

“Darkness Unbound” by Zoe Forward

Darkness Unbound (Scimitar Magi#3)
Three Stars
“Darkness Unbound” by Zoe Forward was an interesting adventure. First, I have to confess that I don’t often read too much of this genre. So there are some aspects of the story that I might not understand completely. Aside from not reading this genre too much I was really interested in the plot of the story and I was intrigued to see how it would play out.

Astrid Scarre is a covert. However, in her past life she was a partner/lover/ wife to Zannis. Zannis is a Dragon magus. When the story begins he is trapped in the past. Although he knows of Astrid he has very limited contact with her. He makes his way into her thoughts but usually she is trying to push him away. Although Astrid is in human, she is also a goddess and she has the power to open portals that is how Zannis is able to come to her. As Astrid learns about her life she realizes that she is a goddess she also learns about other gods and their powers.

Astrid is in the present. At the beginning of the story she is drawn to Zannis and they couple. She is very drawn to him and can’t understand their pull to one another. When Zannis tries to kill her human form, Astrid ends up in the hospital recovering.

As the story continues she is working with her new partner Christian. She feels not attraction or pull to him but does feel one with Zane. Zane is very protective of Astrid and will do anything to keep her safe. In the past Zannis is determined to be reunited with Astrid but realizes that he has a destiny to fulfill. Ok, so the little summary to help us understand a couple of the plots going on. Amun-Ra is the god of all gods and also Zannis’ father. He made his father promise to always protect Astrid. Overall, this was a fun story and any paranormal fan will really love this story because there are magi, akhrian (basically a healer), daemon( a cursed spirit), super natural powers, reincarnations, portals to other times and places. I did find some aspect of the story overwhelming and hard to understand but I really like Astrid and Zane. I also liked how she was able to resolve the triangle between Atrid, Zannis and Zane. I plan to read more paranormal and more books by Forward. The story also ended on a bit of a cliff hanger and I’m looking forward to reading it.

**ARC provided by InkSlinger PR**

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