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Sunday, January 19, 2014

♥~~Review + Giveaway~~♥ IVORY by F.M. Sherrill

Title: Ivory
Author: F.M. Sherrill
Series: Ivory Saga
Genre: Fantasy/Action
Publisher: Red Frog Publishing
Release Date: July 7 2013
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print

As a child in the desert kingdom of Gryth, Ivory witnessed the brutal murder of her parents at the hands of a sinister race known as the Lecs.
Now Queen of her people, a vengeance-fueled Ivory launches a final battle to annihilate the enemy once and for all. But on the eve of war, betrayed by her own kind and left in the hands of the Lecs, she's forced to learn the shocking truth about their two peoples, and the diabolical curse that's plagued them for centuries.
Armed with newfound knowledge and unexpected allies, Ivory must face the real enemy that's haunted her all her life, and make a choice that will mean the difference between a new beginning and the end of the world.

Ivory is an exercise in duality made reality; an exploration of darkness and light, male and female, sun and moon… seen through the eyes of two cultures ripped apart by an ancient evil whose pain resonates through the ages like the beating of a drum.

Aren't author's bios boring? I always wanted to read one that went something like this:
F.M. Sherrill: recent citizen of earth. Plans on ruling the planet once she gets over the common cold. Or, F.M. Sherrill: time traveler. Decided to alter the space-time continuum by writing a novel, thus changing history slightly, which will eventually lead to the rise of a new human species.
But here it is. F.M. Sherrill is a novelist, A.K.A. an avid bullshitter; that's why she lives in L.A.. She's been writing for as long as her ancient mind can remember, devouring tales like an anemic vampire roaming the streets in hot pink heels, always thirsty for more. When she's not writing, she's making steampunk weapons, sewing giant plant-eater Mario plushes, making costumes for some film bloke or cosplayer, and sculpting/casting movie prop replicas while gardening in her urban apartment. Her favorite tools? A soldering iron, a blowtorch, a band saw, a sonic screwdriver, a replicator and an active imagination.

"She pants for breath, sweat cascading down her back. It moves over scars and soaks through the white fabric between her flesh and armor. What is he staring at? He waits at the tip of her blade, his eyes green like fields of summer.
He’s dead and he knows it."

When Ivory was young, she witnessed her parents being murdered by a Lec, a race of people that can't survive in the sun. Ivory is now Queen of the people of Gryth. Her people, completely opposite of the Lecs, can not survive long in the dark. The night before a the big battle between the two, Ivory is betrayed by one of her own, kidnapped, and taken to Silver, the King of the Lecs. He wants to unite their people. Can he convince her that they're stronger together? What really happened on that horrible night when her parents died? 

I really hate when I do that..I start a book before I realize it is part of a series. Don't get me wrong, I love my series books. But, I was a little taken back by the ending because I didn't know this book was part of a series. That being said, I really did like this book. This book is so different, the author created a completely new world where humans don't seem to exist. Once I started this book, I couldn't put it down. 

F.M. Sherrill did an awesome job of painting vivid images in my mind which made it so much easier to relate to the book and the characters.. The reader can almost see the orbs that warm the kingdom of Gryth, and the shadows of the Lecs. 

This book is well written and expertly delivered. Now that I know it is part of a series, I can't wait to see where it goes!

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