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- Paperback: 402 pages
- Publisher: Valerie Zambito (October 11, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615495036
- ISBN-13: 978-0615495033
- Source: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
- Stars: 5
- Flames: 2 (behind closed doors sex, lots of tension)
On the island of Massa, heroes are born not made.
The idyllic lives of four young shifters living in the exiled land of Pyraan are shattered when a tour of legion duty gives witness to a brutal enemy invasion. Born with magical prowess none has seen in over three hundred years, the friends become pivotal in a race against time to save a people they hardly know, but are sworn to protect.
The journey exacts a terrible price from Beck, Kiernan, Rogan and Airron as they battle demons, both real and personal, to save the island.
But, whatever the chances, the shifters will fight.
The blood oath will have it no other way.
I am not a HUGE fantasy reader, but there was something about the cover that drew me to ask the author to review her book. I am so glad that I did.
This book is wonderful! The characters are developed and you want all the crappy things that seem to be happening at once to just go away so they can have their happily ever after. But then I suppose if that happened, we wouldn't get to see them develop further!
The story is crafted in a wonderful fashion. You get to see different perspectives- something that Valerie has done well (I've read some stories where it should not have been done, ever.) You can feel the darkness of the Mages. I wanted to riot for the Shifters and rid them of their Blood Oath, who needs exile, right?
I cannot wait to read the second book, which Valerie is also allowing me to review! I highly recommend this book to all fantasy readers, and anyone that loves the actiony aspect of a good quest. Dude, just read the book everyone!
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(taken from her site)
Hi, I am Valerie Zambito. Thank you for visiting my fantasy books site. After having been involved in a busy sales career for fifteen years, a passionate love for great storytelling, world building, character creation, and all things magic have led to my first novel, Island Shifters - An Oath of the Blood. There is nothing quite like the thrill of a journey through a well-constructed epic fantasy. So, put your feet up, let the real world melt away, and spend a few hours in mine.