Saturday, November 30, 2013

Warrior's Oath by Jennifer Hines and Mindy Bigham, A Book Review



Warrior's Oath is a love story fantasy that takes you to the moon and brightens your heart.  This sequel is nothing short of what I hoped and pretty much expected to follow Sacred Promises.  I loved it.

Jennifer and Mindy didn't disappoint.  The storyline was superb and the characters true to their origins.  They kept you entertained, and glued to the pages hoping that what you wanted to happen, did.  It's not that the suspense was so deep you didn't have a clue to what would happen, but things came up that twisted the course a little keeping you swerving to stay with it.

Queen Abigail had a lot to live up to, and a whole lot of herself to provide to her people.  You had to admire and respect her, yet the author made sure you knew her well enough to feel close like a friend to her.  It got you into the story as not just a reader but a comrade, a solid supporter.  You felt her missteps as well as her triumphs and cheered for more.  You felt her stumbles and almost wanted to help her up, but you rooted for Kaleb to do just that.

The same was true for Kaleb, her love and soul mate.  You felt the intensity of their love and not only admired it but needed it to quench the thirst for unity that would lead them both back to their rightful places.  Without their connection, it just wouldn't have been the same.  They kept the story alive and precious and intense.

This book being a sequel means the story needs to continue and be just as good if not better than the first book.  Well fear not, it definitely was, and the storyline did not deflate of falter in any way.  So even though I couldn't wait to see what happened after I read the first book, I was still only hoping it would keep me happy and content to the same degree because so many don't have the same ongoing magic the second time.  I had no reason to fear, it was really, really great.  Moving, exciting, and more, and now I can't wait for the next one.

This story has a timeline that must be told just as it is.  It could not be shortened or condensed without losing the most precious moments between the two leads, Abbey and Kaleb.  The scenes build their relationship and let you ride the waves with them.  It's sweet, endearing and exciting throughout the book.  If you like romances and fantasy, you will love this series.  I have no doubt the next book in the series will be just as good as the first two if not even better.  Get both books, you will absolutely love the story as well as Abbey and Kaleb.