Today is my stop on the Lost Dacome Files #1 Blog Tour - The Battle for Arcanon Major. I am doing a review stop. If you would like to see the other stops on the tour, please click on the tour schedule.
Wow. That was my first thought after reading the last word in this book. This was a fantastic book. From start to finish it gripped me. I finished it in two days even reading with a migraine headache.
I loved the character of Halika Dacome. She is the daughter of the king, and Overlord of
the Army. She is a strong and caring leader. She cares deeply and compassionately for her people and the men and women under her command. She is loyal to her father, who hasn’t responded to his children as a father since their mother died. As much as I like her however, when she used her power in the final battle, I didn’t much care for the person she became. Yet, I felt for her too when she received her sentence. The quick change in the way I felt about Halika is all due to the skill of the author. I’m not quite sure how she did it, but she has a powerful use of words.
This was an excellent book with clean language, suitable for all ages from teens through adults. The romance element in it was sweet and clean. The plot was very interesting with a number of surprising twists. Even at the end of the book I’m not convinced totally one way or the other whether or not Nerido wanted to marry Halika purely out of love or also partly with an ulterior motive. Perhaps further clarity will come in the sequel.
I loved the plot of this story, and the many different directions it took as various incidences took place that cast a new light on the actions of the characters. The author has done a marvelous job of making you be able to relate to each of the main characters, whether it be to love them or to hate them.
The descriptions of the use of Halika’s powers are quite vivid and create awesome imagery within the mind. Likewise the description of the world Xiryathon.
This book is the prequel to The Elemental Series. I’m definitely looking forward to reading all of these books.
This was one of the best books I have read this year! It’s now one of my favourites. I gave this book 5 stars!
About the Author:
Alexandra May Alexandra May is an English author of three books, bringing together the epic saga of Halíka Dacomé and her modern day equivalent, Rose Frost. Elemental: The First, Elemental: Origin and The Battle for Arcanon Major draw in Alexandra's love of strong women characters, sci-fi, history, romance and a little warmongering on the side!
a Rafflecopter giveaway