October 26, 2021

#BookReview: Kingdom of Shadows and Dust by Sherry D. Ficklin






Synopsis: A voiceless captive of tradition, driven to defend her kingdom. 

As the king’s only daughter, Ava has suffered the solitary isolation of a noble woman as long as she can remember. While she dreams of fighting alongside the armies of Ankara, she’s forced to hide her identity behind a veil.

It seems her prayers are answered when fate intervenes, allowing Ava to sneak away and join the battle. Yet the tides of war turn on her, leaving the young beauty defeated... her hopes shattered. Her only chance at salvation is Callan, a mysterious black wolf willing to risk everything by hiding her away among his kind. 

But there are some dangers far more ominous than the snapping jaws of a wolf. 

Ripped away from the brave Turnskins, Ava is imprisoned by the beguiling Shadow King who fills her head with promises of peace and a haze of passion. Forced to choose between family, the bond she shares with Callan, and the handsome king, Ava finds herself torn between duty and desire. 

When sacrifice is required to save all she holds dear, will Ava accept the crushing demands of taking the crown? Or follow her heart to the forbidden touch she desperately craves?



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Rating: 2 Stars
My Review: This one I was so excited for but sadly I felt that things were underdeveloped and choppy.  I didn't care about the characters and I called it quits around 50 or so pages.  I have loved Ficklin's other titles so this one really hurt that I didn't like it. 
 







Review

"Kingdom of Shadows and Dust is a gripping tale of love, betrayal, and the courage of trusting one's self.- Casey L. Bond, author of When Wishes Bleed  "Give this lady a crown!! Sherry's world building is masterfully flawless. Her characters are three-dimensional and exquisite crafted. Reader's will be thrilled with each turn of the page."- Nerd Girl Official  "Sherry Ficklin proves once again why she's the queen of royal fantasy: A princess with a warrior spirit, a dwindling sect of shapeshifters, a king from an opposing nation--add in the action, suspense & romance and you can't put Kingdom of Shadows and Dust down!"-Jodi Gallegos, author of The High Crown Chronicles series  "Ficklin has done it again. She has brought forth a magical new world with new headstrong characters and an unforgettable plot twist I never saw coming! I love this story so much that it makes it into my top 5 faves of 2021! I highly recommend this read!" -Black Words White Pages Reviews









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