Title: Rout of the Dem-Shyr
Author: Raine Thomas
Published: July 2014
Touted as the future ruler and savior of worlds, Ascendant KyrVawn is ready to put her growing power to good use. She intends to begin with her home planet of Alametria, where hints of corruption have infiltrated the highest levels of the palace. It’s a monumental task, but one she won’t undertake alone.
By her side is her personal bodyguard and secret lover, Dem-Shyr TaeDane. Together, they’re determined to uncover the truth behind the changes that occurred while they were off-planet…changes that violate long-standing Alametrian laws.
But it’s hard for them to champion the rules when they don’t live by them. Their love is forbidden by official decree, and with every illicit touch, they edge closer and closer to discovery and disaster. Despite their good intentions, they’ll find out that sometimes love doesn’t conquer all.
In fact, it might just be the very thing that destroys them.
***Note: This book was provided to the Book Hookup but that did not in any way influence this review!!
Ana will put Rout of the Dem-Shyr on her top shelf!!
You know how sometimes when you read a second book in a series, you’re disappointed because it feels like filler? Well, I am happy to tell you that this book is nothing like that!! There is so much to love here. So much action…deceit…mystery. So much fantasy…romance…emotion. Just so much of everything I love.
I devoured this book, just like I did the first one, because I loved the characters and the world the Ms. Thomas has created. Right from the first page, she had my attention and then kept it throughout. Alametria is a fascinating world and the more I learn about it the more I want to learn. This is definitely a world filled with fantasy and I loved the fact that I could picture it clearly in my mind.
In a continuation of the storyline from the first book, Ty and Kyr are battling the evil that has taken over their world. Both of them are put in such dangerous situations here that I’m sure my heart stopped beating several times. Kyr continues to be a strong, smart character who’s willing to do whatever it takes for those she loves. Ty is brave and honorable and everything a girl could want in a book boyfriend. Nothing will keep him from doing what’s right…nothing will stop him from saving his world and his girl. *sigh* I should also mention that the evil is even more evil in this story and the twists and turn came when I least expected them…something that kept me glued to the pages.
If you love fantasy, and you love strong characters, and you love love, this may just be the series for you. I can’t wait for the next book…I need to know what happens next to these great characters and this fascinating world!