May 7, 2018

Book Review: Beneath the Silver Rose

Forbidden Romance in an Age of Veiled Magic! 

When Shadyia, a courtesan of the Silver Rose, violates the tenets of the Sisterhood, she is commanded by her madam to appease an order of vicious crusaders by seducing a powerful magician masquerading as a wealthy scholar. 

Caught between an ancient conflict of Order and Chaos, Shadyia and her companions must descend beneath the Silver Rose into a labyrinth of deadly traps and shadowy guardians. For only there can she defy the crusaders who threaten her sorority and avert the prophecy of a darkness that returns to consume the world.

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When I first requested this book to review, I did so because the cover caught my eye and the blurb sounded interesting.  What I found was so much more!  It's been a while since I have able to immerse myself in a well written fantasy that had me hanging on every word.

T.S. Adrian has done a beautiful job of building her world.  It has an intricate social system and a long history.  I can't wait to discover more as the series continues and I am sure that I will with a historian being one of the main characters.

Now speaking of characters... There are a lot and I did get them confused in the beginning as I am horrible at remembering names.  That didn't last for long however as they all developed their own personalities and  'voices' in my mind.  Some I would gladly lock in a room without food or water for a few years.  Others I loved and I cheered their accomplishments.  

As I am sure you can tell, I really enjoyed BENEATH THE SILVER ROSE.  It was well paced, well written with great characters and delightful dialogue. I would recommend this book to any of my readers who enjoy fantasy.  Yes, there is violence and yes there is sex but nothing that is in your face explicit.  Once you are hooked, be sure to let me know what you think of this world.

***This book was given to me at no charge by the author in exchange for fair and honest review.  All opinions are my own.


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