Sanyare: The Last Descendant by Megan Haskell (Review by Shelly – #NerdGirlXrayer)


Title: Sanyare: The Last Descendant

Author: Megan Haskell

Published Date: February 16th 2015

Genre:  Adventure Fantasy


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When friends become enemies and enemies become friends, who’s left to trust?

Trained as an elite fighter and educated in the ways of the elves, Nuriel “Rie” Lhethannien has worked decades to be accepted into the High Court messenger service. It’s a simple enough occupation, but in a realm where humans are treated as little better than slaves, it’s a position she’ll do anything to protect.

On a routine delivery in the Human Realm, Rie is attacked by assassins from the enemy Shadow Realm and framed as a traitor. Facing execution at the hand of an unmerciful king, she evades capture and crosses the portal into enemy lands to prove her innocence.

Surprising allies arise from the shadows, assisting her search and uncovering secrets she didn’t know she kept. With the risk of discovery lurking at every turn, Rie must use every weapon in her arsenal — and some she didn’t know she possessed — to uncover the truth behind the attack. Along the way, she discovers she might not be as human as she was led to believe, and her heritage could be more dangerous than she ever imagined.


***Contains Mild Violence – Caution Recommended for Young Readers***
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***Shelly – #NerdGirlXrayer’s  Review***

Rie is just a human who is a messenger for the High Court.  On the way to deliver a message she is attacked by assassin.  Join us as she steps through the portal to the Shadow Realm to find who hired the assassin’s.  Along the way Rie will discover many things about herself.

This story starts with action right from the beginning and will draw you into the fantasy world.  When Rie is attacked she manages to fend off her attackers and kill them in the process.  From there the action never stops.  As she travels from the High Court to the Human Relm to to the Shadow Relm she meets fea, vampires, elf’s, pixies, gremlins and more.  The amount of different fanasty-mythical creatures in this story is fantastic.  They range from mysterious, mischievous, dangerous, and even sexy.  Each character adds a depth to the story.

I love fantasy stories and this one drew me in from page one and I couldn’t put it down as I followed Rie’s journey.  All of the characters are well developed and add so much to the story.  All facets of the story lead to Rie discovering a new talent of magic that she has.  She also becomes stronger as she makes new friends and finds out about her past and family.

This is the first book in the series.  If does not end in a huge cliffhanger but I can’t wait to read where the story leads.  If you want a great story filled with magic, mythical creatures, action and a dose of romance thrown in then this is a book you want to pick up.

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