Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, all opinions are my own.
When a Sorcerer and a Scribe Team Up to Fulfill an Ancient Prophecy, The Fate of The World Lies in Their Hands
In the mythical kingdom of Salyndria, an exiled sorcerer named Leith plots to overthrow the restrictions placed on the use of magic by the Academy. Suspecting the worst, the Academy sends a beautiful young scribe, Kyler, to be his apprentice and act as an unwitting spy.
Leith tries to drive her away by proving his reputation as a vicious and unforgiving master, but he soon discovers his new pupil is far more useful than she appears. As her charms and magical abilities become all too tempting for him to resist, the two join forces to fulfill a hidden prophecy that will grant them incredible power.
Together, the sorcerer and the scribe will change Salyndria’s history forever.
Their story is equally sinister and sensual, a romantic dark fantasy adventure full of suspense and surprises.The Rules of Enchantment by Wendy Tardieu
The first thing I want to say is that this book was a bit too fast for me. I think this story had a lot of interesting plot points and the world-building was definitely there. This book also had an interesting magic system, that allows casters to pick their words of magic, which I found very interesting. Honestly, I think that if the author wanted to, this book could very easily have been three books, with each trip up in the story being a cliffhanger for the next. I sort of wish that was the case, because I feel like we could have explored the world more and learned about these characters instead of just being told a lot of things about them.
The next point I want to mention is that it’s marketed as an “Erotic Fantasy Adventure Novel” and I feel like that misrepresents this book. Had it not been framed in that light, I wouldn’t have really thought anything about it, but in terms of smut, I wouldn’t necessarily super high on the list. One, it takes us a while to get there, and two, the scenes are not incredibly long. Did I mind them? No, I knew what I was getting into with the title. But, I did feel like the focus should’ve been on the world with the fact that the smut wasn’t super drawn out.
Overall, I did enjoy this book. It was a really quick read, and I read it in a little over a day. However, I wish it was a bit longer so we could get more world-building and possibly more smut in there.
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