- File Size: 817 KB
- Print Length: 388 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1509211349
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (October 7, 2016)
- Publication Date: October 7, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01L5SIOFI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,890,429 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Vessel of Power Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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I received an advanced copy of this book, and am very happy to review it for the rest of you. This fantasy is a mixture of all the best the genre has to offer. From Lia, the changeling, who is capable of becoming all kinds of fantasy creatures, to Destin, the strong elemental, but conflicted prince, on a mission for his tyrant of a father. The characters are strong, the cousin, Rune, is delightful, and the mission is one that neither can win. Michelle has put together a wonderful story with conflicts in fantasy that I never expected. I love it. It’s definitely on my “keeper-to-reread” list.
It is hard to write about “Vessel of Power” by Michelle O’Leary without giving away too much. This is a book I want to rave about! I promise to keep this review short though. I don’t want to give the story away. But the author was inspired to turn out something special with this release. It shows on every page.
While I think, it is important to understand that the following opinion is purely my own… I found the author’s writing voice rather hypnotic. I found myself fighting to stop reading the book. I don’t know if other readers have become addicted to this book—but the author had me hooked from start to finish.
For even the most gifted writers, writing fiction leads to the trap of wanting to write the most mundane of daily activities. The most talented writers find themselves turning out boring chapters. There’s always a lull, right? I was expecting at least a little slowdown while reading “Vessel of Power”—but none came. The pace of the story was fast. The characters are well developed. Prince Destin is one of the strongest characters in any novel of this genre. You are going to notice him. Believe me.
In other words, this is a book that you should read to find out what I am talking about. “Vessel” is a reminder of how one delightful book can hold your attention and keep you captive until the small hours. Be prepared for a rollercoaster ride of a book that will make you look at other bestsellers with a very critical eye—seriously—grab this book today.
Lia was prepared to do anything to stop Destin from finding the Vessel of Power, but one glance at the elemental prince gave her pause. Instead of a ruthless, power hungry royal, Destin is much more human than Lia ever could have imagined. Despite their vastly different backgrounds, Lia and Destin aren’t as different as they seem. If only they’d stop fighting long enough to realize it.
Lis and Destin have an antagonistic relationship right from the start as they have opposing views on the Vessel. Lia professes to want the Vessel to stay hidden to save the world from destruction, but Destin and his cousin, Rune, believe Lia has a much more personal reason for wanting the Vessel to remain hidden. It is very interesting to watch Destin, Lia, and Rune interact. Lia alternates between helping Destin escape the clutches of his uncle and putting her own stumbling blocks in Destin’s path. Even though they are on opposite sides where the Vessel is concerned, it is clear that Lia and Destin have great chemistry, and I couldn’t help but wonder how long it would take them to realize they’d be stronger together than apart. I do think that their relationship was rushed. It just seemed like one minute they were fighting and annoying each other and the next they were in love. I would have liked to see more of a transition between those extremes.
Rune is by far my favorite character. I liked him immediately, and he is consistently a bright spot in this tale. Rune is so much fun, and he always lightens the mood at just the right time. I found myself smiling every time he opened his mouth. Even Lia, who doesn’t open to others easily, can’t help but like him.
I’m glad I had the opportunity to read Vessel of Power. I hope that Ms. O’Leary has plans for a sequel because I’d love to spend more time with Rune, Lia, and Destin. Fans of fantasy romance won’t want to miss this novel.
originally posted at long and short reviews