(Sealer Saga #1)
Publication date: October 22nd 2019
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Hell hath no fury like a goddess scorned…
As Champion, Carita of Bel Auryn thought she would spend her days fighting demons. Instead, she is drawn into the latest scheme of the Moon Goddess, Ruby: a contest to choose a man who will have the “honour” of fathering her child. When Ruby encourages Carita to choose a man for herself, she picks the man she is most drawn to–and immediately regrets it.
Lucian Veradayne is the Lord of Death. He knows he must win Ruby’s game at any cost. It doesn’t matter that he has avoided her for two thousand years. Nor that she tried to kill their first child. And it really doesn’t matter that he would much rather woo Carita. The Soul Well has given Lucian a prophecy: he and Ruby must have another child. A child who will save the world.
Dealing with their mutual attraction will be the least of Lucian and Carita’s problems. They are not the only ones who have been drawn into Ruby’s game. Someone else wants to win. Someone who wants Ruby dead. Will Carita and Lucian be able to protect her long enough for a victor to be named? And if they succeed, will they be able to walk away from each other to ensure the prophecy is fulfilled?
Sealer’s Game is a 55,000 word fantasy romance novella about the King of the Underworld, a kick-butt warrior priestess, and a ruthless goddess who will stop at nothing to get her own way. It contains language, descriptions of violence, and sexual themes that may not be appropriate for all readers. Recommended for ages 18+.
This is a super interesting fantasy story, with a complex world and characters that have developed personalities. While the blurb contains a detailed description of the plot, there is a lot more to the story than that. There are secrets, games between gods and so much more.
Let me tell you a little bit about the world. It reminds us of the Greek mythology, of a time in which gods were mixing in human affairs, or, better yet, they were mixing humans in their affairs. Here we have something similar, though quite original in the same time. Carita becomes a warrior for her goddess – Ruby. But Ruby is ruthless, cunning and with no regard for another’s feelings. Then we have Lucien – uf, he is interesting!
We have a love triangle, we have an interesting world, we have politics, secrets and intrigues. I was quickly captivated by the story and now, after finishing it, I cannot wait to check out the second book in the story. I loved the writing and, while some scenes were a bit too much for my taste (too many murders, some even may have emotional impact), all events speak to each character’s traits.
All in all, I like this first book quite a lot and I do hope you’ll give it a try, if you want to read a fantasy story, with actions happening in an alternate universe, with gods and warriors. 4 stars for now 🙂 Happy Reading!
Kathy Coleman lives in a little town in Ontario with her parents, one younger brother and two mischievous little dogs named D’Argo and Coco. She attended Trent University, majoring in English and Cultural Studies.
When she is not being kept awake at 3 a.m. by characters who refuse to quit talking, she can be found performing karaoke at charity events, updating her book blog I Write, I Read, I Review, shopping, or playing video games.