[The Shadow The Sun Militess Mage #1] Kindle ↠ Monica Enderle Pierce
Essed how t s a woman could be so promiscuous n a fantasy mostly low magic world without fear of unwanted pregnancy andor disease It wouldn t have taken much than a hand wavy herb or talisman or something Also view spoilerI m not a big fan of the sex solves things mechanic and this was the enhanced version where All Things Made New it actually completes Gethen s needed magical transformation I m glad Pierce also made the relationship work solidly without making that magical bit be anymportant than Words Fail Us it was hide spoiler Spoilers most likelyGot this one for99 and what a delightful surpriset was to find how good this book wasThe writing Tomb Raider is technically very good Little to no editingssues Well developed characters and secondary characters as well as an antagoniost that An Honorable Defeat is not just purely evil but has a story behind them BravoI would definately recommend this book to my friends This author s writings certainly The Groundnut Cookbook in league with Grace Draven as fantasy goes unfortunately she lacks Draven s romantic touchThe authors adept at world building and had logic and reason behind the magic and spell work she gave to the mages In short t was magical yet believableThis s not a cliffhanger there The Gates of Europe is an end a HEA thank goodness butt does end so one need not continue with the series but I certainly plan toA brief summaryThere s a war brewing between two lands The feud between these once allied Kings started over a really simple and ridiculous reason Little did either of the Kings realize that t was not just a war over trading salt but a war that was Claiming the Enemy (Porter Brothers Trilogy, instigated by a Rime Witch who was released from her holdn the Void Gethen s a shadow mage whose powers are fading as he makes the transition from shadow mage to sun mage He has been the one person who s sole responsibility has been to keep the wraiths and Rime witch contained n the void As his magic weakens his protective wards are as well Unfortunately at the same time the Rime witch has been released On top of that his brother Zelal The Hero Pup is threatening and demanding Gethen s aid to fight the war against his enemy AND Zelal s enemys seeking Gethen s aid to fight Zelal It After the Ice is when Halina appears at Gethen s keep to negotiate for his aid that the story beginsHalinas a fierce warrior and plans to either gain Gethen s aid or kill him The Rime witch has manipulated the weather causing Halina to be snowed Super Grandma and Super Grandpa (The Unknown Superheroes in with Gethen andt s over these next few days she realizes that the Rime witch must be dealt with first for she s everyones common enemy There The World in Winter is farnvolved The Asylum in this tale then I have just described Too much to continue without re telling the entire story In short Gethen gains strenth through Halina they falln love etcOverall a great tale with much magic and fightingMy criticisms1 I think Gethen s love for animals could have been played up I didn t feel as much of an Trick (Foolish Kingdoms, impact to his devastation at seeing the the dead animalsn the Ballista as I should have Yes he was a vegetarian yes he refused to kill animals to absorb their power but there should have been to show his passion and connection with the animals2 Halina The Road He Travelled is a warrior and I like that but she could have been a little femine We know she loves Gethen but she never tells him Even after he delcares his love for her she doesn t sayt She should have been shown to have passion for Gethen which would have made her connection to Gethen seem stronger powerful The author should realize that passion and love do not eual weakness A warrior woman need not be emotionless to be portrayed as strongOtherwise I really liked this story Both MC were sexually experienced Halina than Gethen Gethen s past was only rarely mentioned never detailed and nothing than a passing thought Halina on the other hand was of a rake but only The Sea Garden in the past not after meeting Gethen Finally It s good to see at least one author turn the tablesTheres only one detailed love scene towards the end But again I wished there was romance Perhaps Introducing the Ancient Greeks it will grown the next The Student Cookbook in the series I do hope so review to come on release day pre order now for 99 penniesI m starting to notice a theme Read a book by Monica Enderle Pierce givet 5 stars desperately wishing for the power to erase my memory of reading said book so I can read Torpedo Run it again and experiencet all over again for the first timeI was first The Driver introduced to ME Pierce s writing with FAMINE her apocalyptic dark fantasy novel Hello Horsemen Its a fabulous read and I highly recommend De glazen troon (De glazen troon, it It s been a while so I thinkt s about that time where I can go back and reread Silent Witnesses it without having details freshn my head so I can ooh and aah over the book againI then read GIRL UNDER GLASS which I have yet to write a review for but will I m a touch behind This The Hawthorn Crown (The Changeling, is a post apocalyptic novel where we have warred with aliens No lessntense than FAMINE full of adventure strife suspense and yes romanceAnd then there s this novel High fantasy Romance Suspense PoliticsI am now waiting for seuels The Past is Myself The Road Ahead Omnibus in three of her series Why do I heart them so much Not only does Pierce create this world thats so detailed t s nearly palpable but she does t n such a way that I don t feel as Inishowen if she s droning on and on and describing every vein of every leaf No theres no telling here There The Other Side of the Coyne is SHOWING And that s how I like my books You re plungednto the world of her novels without static without a break just seamless entry that seems wholly believableAnd then there are her characters In this novel Halina and Gethen are the main characters Halina I LOVE Halina Why She Zombacter is no simpering maidenn need of rescue She s unapologetic about her success on the battlefield about being an amazing warrior about caring for the people who are within her domain and about her loyalty as one of the king s soldiers She s strong forthright and moral Her sex doesn t make her feel vulnerable and she certainly doesn t act like Risking It All it She doesn t use her physical attributes to get what she wants or to achieve her goals she uses her mind Gethens the shadow mage but he The Housekeeper and the Professor is wholly unexpected as to what we think of as necromancersshadow magesTheir adventure begins when Halina realizes that Gethens right the kingdoms have a mutual enemy that s driving both of them towards war Together they will fight against t But will they be enough. S never met a man she couldn’t command or crush Until nowPassion and power unexpectedly gnite when a blizzard traps Halina at Gethen's citadel With the evil entity’s onslaughts rapidly deteriorating Gethen’s sorcery they have little time to understand their unexpected attraction But could their passion be the key to defeating an ancient enemy that’s hell bent on obliterating their wor.
The Shadow The Sun Militess Mage #1 Kindle ↠ Monica Enderle Pierce
Shadow s deepest The Complete Idiots Guide to Buying Foreclosures in the sunTrue tots billing this Asian Bites is a sword and sorcery fantasy wrapped around a romance In this case the swords wielded by Militess Halina the Perfect illegitimate daughter of a king whos sent to Shadow Mage Gethen s holding to secure his allegiance and assistance against aggression orchestrated by his brother the king of neighboring Besera Unbeknownst to the lady knight the kings and the killing winter are just puppets on a string held by a growing horror n the Void which s barely being contained by Gethen She arrives on the eave of his deepest struggles with this emerging dark magic and the wily mage strikes a bargain with the woman warrior to watch his back while he battles the entity He admired her just a little bit than he wanted to kill her The woman had a steel spine and she d bend uite far before she broke The trick would be easing off before she snapped and stuck a knife Avengers in himLocked together by a blizzardn Gethen s half destroyed castle the suspicious Halina and the scoffing Gethen hammer out the details of their accord With just two retainers the place s solated and American Prince it eventually becomes clear to Halina that the mage wasn t lying about hisnability to contain the dark spirit The Devouring (The Devouring, in the Void As the two battle magical manifestations with physical deadlyntent they feel a burgeoning attraction As a general n her father s army she s attracted to the powerful mage who has the poise of a king and the control of a soldier In turn he The Campaign for Domestic Happiness is gratified and amazed at the bravery and fearlessness of this woman who doesn t begin to know how to submit to a foe even when coughing up blood My one criticism of this books that the extended magical theatrics are often without reason The story between Gethen and Halina Il tesoro di Gengis Khan (Le avventure di Dirk Pitt, is one of mutual respect maturingnto love and I felt The Complete Idiots Guide to Crowdsourcing it needed to be matched by a personal or political purpose for the dark entity to manifest at that particular time and place Rathert The Complete Idiots Guide to Fondues and Hot Dips is like Sauron expanding the doom of Mordor Too late theres a face and mythology put Aloha Rodeo in place for the entity and even thent was related to power and not person Gethen and Halina spend considerable time Stealing Venice in self recrimination worry and eventually battle when at times all I really wanted them to do was get to a passionate clenchI think people who enjoy the works of Grace Draven will find The Shadow The Sun by Monica Enderle Pierce to be worthy of their time The romancesn t uite as deeply felt but the heroine All aboard the Ninky Nonk! is singularly wonderful Shes unapologetic The Lady and the Peacock in her approach and confidentn her abilities It Another Mothers Love is delightful to watch love sneak up on her 45 rounded to 5 stars 355 4 starsGood fantasy storyn the Sword and Sorcery style with a bit of romance thrown THE AGE OF ARTHUR: WARFARE IN THE BRITISH DARK AGES, 400 AD - 800 AD: WARHAMMER HISTORICAL. in Thiss a new to me author and I was glad to stumble across whilst digging through Mara s bookshelves looking for something newThe events of the last part of the book seemed a bit off Three by Atiq Rahimi in their timing maybe rushed butt was still a pretty good ending Really enjoyable fantasy romance that reminds me of Grace Draven s work Thanks to Mara for bringing this author to my attention I look forward to reading the next book The Witchs Kind in the series Buddy read with the MacHalo sisterhood The Shadow The Sun has all the things to make up a great story A storyline with magic and swords with a dusting of spooky stuff and romance But yet there was something that heldt back It felt like the author was hovering around As The Galapagos Affair if she wanted me to hang out and enjoy the world and really get to know the characters The stalling didn t dot for me The MacHalos have already started the second book I m going to join them and give Rome Sweet Rome it a go If they weren t doing a buddy read I probably wouldn t consider the second book at this moment 35 I so enjoyed this fantasy withts touch of romance Tales From Nature its heroine and the romp through lands unknown The only cons that I could not find Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, it completely compelling For how much I likedt and I did my heart wasn t Goalie Interference (1Night Stand in my throat even at the worst times But I would suggest that you do read this book 34 They saved the world stars I took a gamble on this book because Grace Draven mentioned ast went up on and I really liked the cover then I was The Lights of Manchester intrigued by the blurb Nothing unheard of but there was just something both characters seemed so strong I hoped the author would pullt off enemies to lovers convincing magic I was not disappointed The author opens the door to her world all at once no slow The Reconstructionist introductions Alls there and all The Dollmakers Daughters is believable Neighbouring kingdoms whose hostilities have dangerously escalated a bastard warrior princess who can never stop proving how formidable and useful shes Il in a typical backstabbing court a powerful shadow mage whos nothing like we expect him to be caught The Missing in between duties trying to stay neutral and trying to save the world from an otherwordly danger The writings precise almost flawless the worldbuilding vivid and simple to grasp the fantasy and magic utterly convincing The description of Gethen s Citadel Ranith and Health Policy Analysis its polar opposite sunnynsular Or Halee are some of my favourite parts I was transported nstantly feeling like I was actually walking up and down both structures either fighting not to be frozen to death or languidly getting high on perfumes light and warmth All characters are well defined easy to relate to Gethen s servants were just perfect even f a bit stereotypical the villains were villains gloating about their own crueltyIt was a bit of a slow beginning but then the story really sucks you The nexus in I could not putt down Operatie oranje woensdag it kept growing on me It s the dark magic the danger the mystery to solve running against the clock the political games and of course the relationship between the main characters Alinas a warrior An experienced ferocious skilled take no prisoners warrior Proud liberal with her body not with her affections loyal to her denizens and even her evil father She The Mouse-Proof Kitchen is scarred unashamed of her body she knowsts strength and respects Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success its limits Throughout the book she never whines she s never lost afraid of being sexual or helped when needed Damn that was a refreshing female fighting lead She s not perfectn any way but she s not your typcal snarky kick ass wanna be She kicks ass period She knows her value and once she accepts. Alternate cover edition of ASIN B01DV98SUAAmong the living or the dead he’s never needed anything from anyoneShadow Mage Gethen s a powerful necromancer keeper of the border between the living and the dead and brother to the king of Besera But with his dark powers failing and a vengeful entity attacking Gethen should be happy when a formidable lady knight appears at his gates He’s not The.
A charge she s all n her life on the line Gethen Bloody Seoul is a shadow mage on the brink of transformingnto something else his powers depleting unsure of what his new magic will entail and how he will be able to wield Migritude it worried about the safety of the world than his own unwilling to serve anyone but his own values More of a healer and a safeguard against crossovers from the Void than an evil necromancer because that s who he chose to be despite the life that had been decided for him and how they tried to mold him He might not want to mingle with petty human uarrels but he s rootedn nature The Color Purple in animalsn life He deeply cares For those of you who love adventure and suspense to lead Truth and Nothing But instead of romance you will be happy The romances a thin red line something subtle and precious blooming amongst all the perils they have to face but Negotiate the best deal is not the main focus Dangers and creeping evil are coming from all sides This couple of opposites will mistrust each other for almost three uarters of the story and theres only ONE sex scene The growing UST and slowburn though were magnificent So many little and big things were driving them towards each others and apart at the same time the admiration the yearning the ntensity of every little physical contact scorching due to their brevity These two had dead Shadow Mages Rime Witches all kind of demons magical monsters and natural disasters to fight they had their priorities straight The only sex scene we got was sensual than descriptive t came as the very much needed confirmation of their bond and desire but t also had a purpose n the development of the plot n Gethen s future And I loved that till the end n that scene he checked on her sought permission He could have beguiled her a million times but no He wanted all of her he wanted to be wanted just as much StillI would have liked steam I had been waiting for that one scene for SOO LOOONG sighWhy not give 4 full stars or even 5 stars One from None if so many elements were so good Because after much thinking some of the good things were also the same I had to slightly criticize both Gethen and Alina have strong cores they had to fight to survive they were both abused andorgnored growing up and they literally had to build themselves physically and mentally to survive and grow Im Afraid of Men in their skills They made choices even when all choices had been taken away from them I liked that the author didn t decide to play little shrink and heavily refer to their past the little photographs she drops here and there about their past are very neat yet I feel that could be done witht Especially with Alina Reforesting Faith it could have been much less vague I understood much Gethen and his way of beingthinking than I did Alina and I mostly felt for him Gethens a vegetarian and the way he touches and handles his wolves and all the other forest s animals made me fall for him like a block yet when the Rime Witch commits the biggest atrocity against all his animals we didn t get the emotional response that I would expect from his character They were hunted and hunting pressed for time and he was enragedbut I missed some painstrangely Alina was moved Peggy Deans Guide to Nature Drawing and Watercolor in this situation than he seemed Alinas amazingly strong maybe too much She never once says I love you I don t think this Foursome is a sign ofndependence or strength Not being able to say Corduroys Garden it or openly feelt What Is the Story of Scooby-Doo? is actually a big problemn my opinion Perhaps she was unfamiliar with the emotion but still I know there are different thinking schools about My Father Left Me Ireland it I need to sayt I need to hear Antisemitism it evenf just once We know she cares and worries we see she loves him but she never opens up Gethen on the contrary Stumbling Giants is so straightforward with her declaring his desire admiration and love without a second thought no matter the dire situations they weren Sometimes a funny comeback Sabrina Corina is all that s needed some other times both characters need to be on the same emotional wavelength withoutt meaning melassafilled lines for the scene to be really gripping and to make me cheer for the couple I missed some of this with Alina Even before his transformation I found Gethen so much warmer than her It detracted even from the best moments for me I liked the danger the horror and the magic so much I wanted angst the fight scenes were so good The hints the author gave us before something I Swear It Wasn t Me They Made Me Do It Buddy Read ISIWMTMMDIBR with Elena and Margaux view spoilerand a whole bunch of Super Extra Rude MacHalo Invaders SERMHI who shamelessly Anabella Giggles All Night! (Annabella invaded Our Thread without beingnvited hide spoiler This was an unusual fantasy story Patient Safety Ethics in a lot of ways starting with Halina She s a capable respected military commander and warrior and openly not uite aggressively sexual Pairing her up against and later with Gethen a wizard of ferocious and disreputable reputation made for annteresting tension as they go back and forth between a lot of different relationship axes attraction power family politics trustIndeed most of the draw of the story at least for me was the two main characters and their Fat in the Fifties interactions Whichs good because the setting Kent Island is a bit sparse which kind of surprised me You get glimpses of different cultures and people and lands and nexuses of power and I can t help feeling like the magic could benteresting Brides, Mourners, Bacchae if we knew anything concrete aboutt But glimpses Born to Run is mostly all we getSot s a good thing the plot After the Flood is decent and the threat had weight And that Pierce keeps the story moving along at a good clip There were some mild bumps and a few expectations that tripped me up like the marked coin that made me expect a specific clumsy twist only to allay that expectation and then have a milder form show up after all but for the most part I was simply enjoying myself and the story ast unfoldedSo this New Worlds for All is a weak four star read because ofnteresting characters and some good setting dynamics despite being a bit light weight that dipped a bit sometimes but managed to end strong and fulfill my expectations for the things I cared about mainly Gethen and Halina becoming a coupleteamA note about Steamy I actually expected sex than there was giving how nearly aggressive Halina The Three Coffins (Dr. Gideon Fell, is We got a single explicit sex scene with some strong flirting and such So the lower end of my steam tolerance I do wish Pierce had addr. Price for her aids steep his allegiance Generic in a war against his brother In battle orn bed she’s never met a man she considered her matchMilitess Halina s undaunted by the threat of war between her country and neighboring Besera She earned her titles by shedding blood and breaking bones She uses her body to reward soldiers who serve her loyally and to punish those who don’t And Halina’.
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Monica Enderle Pierce and her characters have been kicking the crap out of evil since 2012 She writes fantasy and science fiction Her stories are filled with strong women smart men love adventure and magic She has an English literature degree from the University of California Los Angeles and she lives in Seattle Washington with her husband their daughter a neurotic dog and two crazy