Saturday, August 31, 2013

Review: The Garnet Dagger by Andrea R. Cooper

Title: The Garnet Dagger
Author: Andrea R. Cooper
Genre: New Adult Fantasy
Source: Author Request
Release Date: March 25, 2013
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Forbidden to cross the Elvin barrier into human lands, Brock cannot sate his curiosity. Cursed by a vampyre bite that forces him to feed on the life-essence of others, he is unable to touch another without taking their life. Chained by prophesy, he must find a witch, pierce her heart, and draw her blood for his cure. 

Celeste must escape the monks who have held her prisoner for years. Her magic has been kept dormant by her captors. An ancient powerful Warloc craves her powers. If he succeeds in devouring her magic, she and the world will die.

When Brock falls in love with Celeste before realizing her demise is his cure, will love triumph over his desire to be healed? Will he risk everything to save her from a Warloc, an oath breaker, who also wants her dead?

What happens when you turn an elf into a vampire?  You get the fulfillment of a centuries old prophecy.  One that tells how to save the land from a horrible blight.  But to do so, this elf must pierce the heart of a very specific witch.  Brock is devastated when he is bitten and turned by a vampire.  As punishment, he is cast out of the Elvish lands until he can redeem himself by fulfilling the prophecy.

Celeste is a witch.  She has been held captive for years by a group of monks that want her for some unknown purpose that can't be good.  When Brock realizes this just may be the witch he is looking for, his prayers are answered.  At least until he falls in love with her.

This book tried very hard to combine fantasy and romance, but the romance just didn't flow very well for me.  It was almost overly sweet.  On the other hand, I loved the very unique aspects of the the fantasy.  With a unique twist on the elves and vampire lore, along with a few new magical creatures - creativity always keeps me interested.

The storyline flowed nicely and kept the action moving in the right direction.  With a great twist at the end when some history is revealed, and of course the prophecy itself comes into play full force, the characters are forced to make some tough decisions that will effect all of their lands.

Barnes & Noble: The Garnet Dagger

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