Heir to the Sun by Jennifer Allis Provost – (Review by Katie – #NerdGirlKtLBLy)

Title: Heir to the Sun

Author: Jennifer Allis Provost

Published Date: August 9th 2011

Genre: Fantasy

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***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Synopsis

A mad king. An escaped slave. One warrior to save the realm…

When Asherah, stripped of both her memory and her dignity, learns that King Sahlgren is responsible for her torment it nearly breaks her. Instead, she leads her fellow slaves to freedom. More prisons are scattered across Parthalan, and Asherah vows to burn them all.

Caol’nir, a warrior descended from the gods, is sworn to serve and defend the king. Then a priestess is murdered, and Caol’nir learns that Sahlgren is to blame. Determined to stop the king, sacred oath or no, Caol’nir joins Asherah’s rebellion.

What Caol’nir doesn’t know is that Sahlgren has promised the demon lord a woman of rare and singular beauty, a woman whose abilities are rumored to rival the sun god’s themselves…a woman Caol’nir knows all too well.

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***Katie – #NerdGirlKtLBLy’s Review***
The story starts with two different events going on at the same time. The first one is that Hillel and Torim are fairies who are imprisoned (along with many other fairies) by a cruel king named King Sahlgren. The woman are taken from their cells by demon creatures called Mordeth who rape the woman and try to impregnate them so they can have more demon creatures in the world. Hillel along with one of the nicer guards plot a way to stop and escape their hell and try to get as many woman saved as possible. The second story line across the world, starts with Caol’nir, who is an elf guard, along with his twin Caol’nor, his older brother Fiornacht and their father Tor. Their jobs are to protect the priestesses that live in a sacred temple. The priestesses make a vow and are mated to the God Olluhm. They must be untouched in every way and are completely unattainable because they are waiting in hope that he will visit them and impregnate them, and he won’t if they are tainted. Caol’nir however pays particular attention to one priestess named Alluria. He has been in love with her for a long time and will always go out of his way to help or get her anything she wants or needs. Alluria needs his help to get out of the temple and go get some specific herbs. While out, they talk and get to know one another better, and Alluria seems to like Caol’nir too. They both know it’s forbidden for them to be together but Alluria goes through a trial to prove her love to Caol’nir which will stop her mate bond with Olluhm. However something or someone seems to be getting into the temple and doing horrible things to the priestesses. It’s up to Caol’nir and his family to try to figure out what it is and stop it by any means necessary. The stories start separately but events take place that bring the characters together to take on the evils in the world.
This fantasy story was so addicting right from the very beginning. I was a little leery about the different story lines going on at the same time but it just flows together so well. It’s fast paced, the characters are great and you really start to love them and love their relationships. It’s not insta-love because the characters do actually get to know one another first and some have deep rooted issues that have to be addressed in times. Characters do take it slow, learn about one another and understand that their relationships take time. The ending though throws you such a punch that you don’t see coming. I was very shocked by how it ended and wished it was different, but that just shows that I loved all the characters and the story so much. I definitely want to continue on with this series.

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GR

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