30 November, 2012

A Thief of Nightshade by J.S. Chancellor

In this novel a woman loses her husband in what she thinks is a hunting accident gone wrong. Come to find out he merely was stolen away from her and taken back to his world where he must become the king only to rule until he withers away giving his youth to the Fae queen. Or does he? Distraught with grief, Aubrey finds herself in Avalar, the place her husband writes about in his novels. Novels she thought were all fantasy. Determined, and in a strange world with strange beings, she sets out to save her husband with the help of an Elloheim (a man turned into a bear) and other assorted creatures and beings known as Shades and Fae. Will she save her husband or will he always be lost to her with no memories of her?

The way this novel was written was very well done and very thought out. The entire time Chancellor has you hanging on edge as Aubrey and her companions' survival is constantly hanging by a thread. The suspense of whether or not they will make it through each encounter will leave you reading on, never wanting to put the story down. All of this is all well and good if you've never read the chronicles of Narnia. A lot of the overall feel of the book is very, very Narnia-esque as far as having to defeat a "witch" with the help of other creatures. All of which happens after being taken to a magical world that is very different from our own reality. 

But if you have never read Narnia, then you will really enjoy this book. Shoot even if you have read Narnia, you'd really enjoy this book especially if you are good at the suspension of disbelief!

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