Monday, February 6, 2012
Book Review: The Curse of Gramdon
Today's review is on The Curse of Gremdon by Ciara Knight
This is the first book that I have read by Knight, and I must say that I am hooked. I was pulled into the magical world she has created from the very first chapter. At first I thought that this would be one of those stories that would bring me to tears, but the glistening in my eyes was for a very happy ending.
True love is never easy to find, and once you find it you never want to let it go. What if however it is forbidden for you? What if you could never consummate the passion of your love? This is the world in which Arianna lives.
Because Arianna is a warrior she is forbidden to have sex. It is only the male warriors who can, and they are the ones that are given "gifts" in the form of willing women, from the Elders. The Elders whom control the castle with their laws and their magic.
Tardon is also a warrior, an Elite warrior as a matter of fact. He is given just about everything and anything he could ever desire, even many women. One day however, after a practice match in the Pit with Arianna, he finds that he cannot get her off of his mind. Even when given a woman to satisfy him for the evening, he sees Arianna's face and not the other woman's.
When Arianna and Tardon are caught together, they both face certain death. The only way to save themselves is to travel to the Outer Realm to obtain the serum from the Tree of Life. There are many dangers to face in the Outer Realm however. Strange creatures for one, and the vile Cursed.
Things are never quite what they seem though. Arianna and Tardon come to realize the truth of what is really going on, and who the real Cursed are.
The Curse is a unique fairy tale that I think anyone would enjoy. I am hopeful for a second installment. :)
Available @ Amazon.com
4 of 5 stars