Thursday, June 29, 2017

Blog Tour: On the Edge of Death by @CiaraBallintyne #review


EPIC FANTASY
Date Published: 22 April 2017
Publisher: Evolved publishing

All the Left Hand of Death wants is something to call her own, but is the price too high?
Ellaeva, the fated avatar of the death goddess, is desperate to track down her missing family but the trail is decades old. Instead, she discovers her battered and bloodied sister priestesses driven across the Jerreki border on pain of death. Ellaeva must turn aside from her personal quest to investigate the murders, only to find her parents have been taken into the heart of the conflict.
Lyram Aharris, favoured son of the royal line of Ahlleyn, is the only living person she trusts to help her infiltrate the enemy stronghold and uproot the horror they find there, but their chequered past threatens the mission. Accompanying him is his crown prince, the one man Lyram wants dead above all others.
Now Ellaeva must face down the darkness in her soul before a dark god is brought into the world.
At the boundary of life and death, all oaths will be tested. 


Review

This novel really starts off with a bang and doesnt let up. Ellaeva is a very strong lead and while I didn't always agree with her decisions, I did like her overall as a character.  
She has a lot to deal with over the course of this novel. 
I loved the way Ciara Ballintyne told the story. It was very well thought out and this really showed through the characters and setting.
 A very wonderful Mysterious and Suspenseful Fantasy Novel.
You will definitely want to have plenty of allotted reading time before starting this one. It was hard to put down. 


Ciara Ballintyne grew up on a steady diet of adult epic fantasy from the age of nine, leaving her with a rather confused outlook on life – she believes the good guys should always win, but knows they often don’t. She is an oxymoron; an idealistic cynic. Her debut work is Confronting the Demon, and In the Company of the Deadis her first book to be published with Evolved Publishing. She holds degrees in law and accounting, and  is a practising financial services lawyer. In her spare time, she speculates about taking over the world.
Twitter: @CiaraBallintyne


1 comment:

Emily H said...

Thank you for posting

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