Author: Karen Tomlinson
Source: Free from the author for review
Plot: The Wraith Lord is hunting; his prize, the key to unleashing darkness and Chaos upon the eight Kingdoms.
For Diamond Gillon the war raging in the south seems a remote danger until her home is brutally attacked. Having lost everything she holds dear, Diamond is catapulted into a terrifying new world in which legendary beasts arise, magic is condemned and half blood fae, like her, have no rights. Despite her growing feelings for her saviour, Commander Hugo Casimir, he remains a paradox – not only is he a heartless killer, he is owned by the cruel immortal fae queen; a queen who will murder her own people for magic.
As Diamond’s circumstances become ever more perilous she is drawn deeper into Hugo’s world and discovers the lengths to which he will go to save what he holds dear. Will Hugo become her friend, her protector, or – an enemy not worthy of her trust?
A Bond of Venom and Magic is a tale of two people bound by magic and secrets, but trapped in the complexities of love and betrayal. It is the beginning of an epic journey, one that will test Diamond’s resolve and determination to battle an evil that threatens not only her world but that of Eternity, the land of The Goddess and The Guardians.
Review: I love it when a book delivers on it's promise and this one surely does. It don't know what's wrong with me but am obsessed with magical creatures so I like it a book provides me enough of them.
It's hard not to admire Diamond. Seventeen years old and battling dragons and immortal Queens? You gotta give it to the girl.
Don't start this book unless you have time on your hands or you won't be able to get anything else done. I just couldn't wait to find out what would happen next. and the author tells me there are about four or five more books to come! Speaking of, have you read my interview with her? https://upcloseandliteral.blogspot.com/2016/09/fridayliterview-wth-multi-talented.html
A bond of avenom and Magic is officially listed as YA, but am sure it will appeal to almost everyone. And oh, did I mention the somewhat forbidden love between Diamond and Hugo which made the book five times more interesting?
Grab a copy and see for yourself.