Author: Boone Brux
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Fantasy
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Entangled Select (November 26th, 2013)
Format: Trade Paperback, Digital eBook
Price: $14.99 (Trade), $5.99 (Digital)
What does it mean to be human? When the demon, Rell, becomes human again after 13 years as a Demon Bane, this is the question she must confront. Fortunately, she has a hunky love interest, Siban, to help her transformation. Unfortunately, they’re sent on a dangerous rescue mission deep in the Shadow World. But as any lover of romance novels know, dangerous situations are just opportunities to bring two heroes together… And the two face dangerous situations aplenty.
It’s a pleasure to read a well-written book such as Chain of Illusions, by best-selling author, Boone Brux. It’s being marketed as a paranormal romance, and it is first and foremost a romance. But in my mind it leans more toward fantasy than paranormal. What’s the difference? This would be an interesting topic for debate, and I’m sure others would disagree, but I see paranormal taking place in the “real” world, while fantasy happens in alternate realities. Does the distinction matter? Probably not. Like I said, the writing is strong and the romantic development believable. But if you’re wedded to a certain genre, it helps to know what you’re getting.
Chain of Illusions is book 3 in the Bringer and Bane series, and the first few chapters contain a good bit of back story to catch folks up. As a personal preference, I wish the author had started the book at Chapter 3, as I felt a bit overloaded with so much back story in the early chapters. That said, this was my first introduction to the series, and I enjoyed spending time in the world the author built. It’s creative, logical, and grabs the reader’s attention.
Want to learn more? Here’s the blurb:
“Boone’s wonderful prose, pulse-pounding action scenes and intriguing, well-developed world had me turning pages with rare enthusiasm.” – New York Times bestselling author C.L. Wilson on Kiss of the Betrayer
Rell has lived in the Shadow World for thirteen years as a Demon Bane, the formerly vivacious young woman now the demonic enemy of the immortal Bringers. But when she is given the chance to become human again—and a full-powered Bringer—Rell isn’t sure if it’s better to be a demon in the Shadow World or to risk her life for her humanity.
For two years, Siban had been tortured in the Bane prison, only to fall in love with the beautiful demon who helped him escape. Tormented by the thought of never seeing her again, he maintains a life of solitude. So, when Rell’s human body is rescued from the Shadow World, he will do anything to be with her—even if it means challenging death to become a Bringer, too.
But once their Bringer transformations and training are completed, Siban and Rell must join a mission to go deep in the Shadow World to rescue others trapped by the Demon Bane King. And what they discover destroys everything they knew about the Demon Bane. The lovers must learn to trust themselves, each other, and their new powers if they’re going to make it out alive.
About the Author:
Addicted to anything that might make a good story, she weaves tales that range from dark fantasy to humorous romance. Settled in the icy regions of Alaska with the love of her life and twin daughters, it’s not uncommon to find her tapping away on her iPad on a windy beach or the barren tundra.
Be warned, anyone and everything is fodder for one of Boone’s novels.
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