Friday, September 12, 2014
Review: Waking the Phoenix by Lindsay Avalon
Waking the Phoenix
*** This is a continuation of Connor and Sha's story. Book 1, Breaking the Nexus, should be read first. ***
As two Realms collide, the world descends into chaos.
From the moment Sha Phoenix dropped into the middle of Detective Connor Flynn’s murder scene, he had known his life would never be the same. Following her claim to be a Sorceri from the Mythrian Realm, he had received a crash course in the impossible as they had struggled to stop a madman. Unfortunately, despite their efforts to stop the Nexus, a magical barrier separating the Mythrian and Human Realms, fractured. Magic and myth are spilling over into the Human Realm, plunging everything into turmoil.
Is their love strong enough to survive the flames of the phoenix?
When Sha vanished through a portal in the middle of battle, Connor did not hesitate to follow the woman he had claimed as his. Now in the Mythrian Realm, they join forces with the Sentinels, the guardians of the Realms, to protect the world they love. Will they be able to contain the evil taking control? Or will they perish in the flames of war?
Being thrown back into Mythrian, Sha and Connor encounter devastation and heartache. Their bond grows stronger even as they face greater perils and continue to fight against an unseen enemy. I absolutely love Connor, he's supportive of Sha and has no problem meeting and dealing with her family and friends; after a little male posturing that is. Also we find he has his own abilities that while latent in the Human world are starting to manifest.
Sha is such a strong female character, she doesn't falter in her fight to save both worlds and so much is put on her shoulders. I also love all the supporting characters here and see the potential for many side novellas on building relationships between them; in both worlds.
While the wait for this book was long, it was so worth the wait!! Great job Lindsay! I can't wait for the next one!