by Melanie Card
Release Date: 10/05/15
Summary from Goodreads:
Ward de’Ath used to the think that nothing could be more terrible than death. Now he realizes
there are worse things. Like his never-ending hunger for blood. Even if he conquers the
unbearable cravings that drive him headlong toward destruction,he’s a wanted man with a bleak
Assassin Celia Carlyle learns she is the only one who can protect Ward from disaster. She loves him–she wants to help him, but no one can tell her how to save him from himself. And the confusing voices in her head scream to let him go.
But Ward's dark trials keep mounting. A malevolent evil is rising in the land, threatening to
unleash horror upon the world. The only way Ward can defeat it, and have the chance to marry
Celia, is by accepting his fate and becoming the one thing he swore he would never become..
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Entangled Publishing: http://www.entangledpublishing.com/ward-against-destruction/
Books in this series:
Ward Against Death│Ward Against Darkness│Ward Against Disaster
Well... I this is book 4 in the chronicles of the necromancer series and it's as good as the others. Having left Dulthyne following the battle which irrevocably changed Ward's fate, Ward, Celia and Nazarius find themselves in a village ruled by an innocresti and his pirate friends. Discovering the mythical gate to the Dark Son's realm, Ward and the others stay to prevent it's opening whilst trying to avoid Ward's necromancer Grandfather.
This is a masterful book, I could not put it down. The action sequences were heart stopping and the romance, whilst long overdue, was sweet yet firery. Melanie Ward managed to keep me guessing at the motivations of one of the characters for entirerity of the book and I loved the final revelation about Ward's powers. Ward continued to suprise and endear me throughout the book and Celia is as amazing as ever. I am now putting in a request for a book from Nazarius' POV as his character is great fun.
I am now feeling a little berefit. I would love to see more of this world, perhaps exploring the reasons why women with magic are distrusted or doing more with the Quayestri. The world building is great and it nice to see a take on necromancy that isn't fordidden or sordid. I want to know more about the ancients and the magic. So please Melanie Card, write more... Not necessarily Ward and Celia but more about the world.
I will now give a small confession, whilst I was given access to this book as a free ARC, I failed to download it before it was archived, but as I loved the rest of the series and wanted to review this as part of this tour, I purchased this book from Amazon. I love this series so much that I will be purchasing the physical books for my bookshelves.
I have always been drawn to story telling. In fact, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t telling a story in my head or on paper. In grade school, we had journal writing time which I turned into story telling time, weaving tales of magic and adventure that mimicked the fairy tales and myths that I loved to read. It was there, with the help of two very special teachers, that I nurtured this love and started my journey as a writer.
I write fantasy, paranormal romance, and everything in between, seasoned with a good dash of adventure and mystery. Join me on my tales of magic, adventure, and romance.