Sep 12, 2012

Review: Touch of Power

Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan absorbs their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Fifteen Realms, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.

Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture. Their leader, an enigmatic captor-protector with powers of his own, is unequivocal in his demands: Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince—leader of a campaign against her people. As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for. Because the price of peace may well be her life...

 When I picked up TOUCH OF POWER last night my plan was to read for a couple hours and then go to sleep.  Well you know what they say about the best laid plans...

Avry is character that immediately draws the reader into her story.  She is tender and caring along with being independent and incredibly stubborn.  When she adopted the band of rogues, I found myself doing the same.  As things get tense in the tale, I would find myself holding my breathe and reading on. 

As you can imagine, I love to read however it isn't very often that I find myself so engrossed in a book that the real world recedes.  I just wish that my humble writing skills were up to par when it comes to describing TOUCH OF POWER.  My best recommendation is to grab this book for yourself.   I will say however that it is the best fantasy book that I have had the pleasure of reading for quite a long time.

I rate this book a 5 and recommend it to readers who love a good fantasy with a heroine who it is easy to fall in love with.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.


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