For Elearah and her secret companion Pearl, time is running out. They must escape to the Goddess Sanctuary before they are overtaken by assassins even their mysterious protectors Mika and Balian cannot stop. Their long, desperate journey through the kingdom of Huo, is interrupted by a summons from the duke that cannot be refused.
What results is a war between political titans, magical creatures, and unknown spirits. Will they survive to seek sanctuary? Will Mika overcome his tragic history and claim Elearah, the woman he has come to love? Will the ancient dragon god arise? Or will all hope for the future be lost…
Review 3 of 5 Stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair review.
The Pearl was an interesting read. It started off a little slow and is off the path from what I generally read in fantasy, but I very much enjoyed the story. This tale has an oriental flavor to it. There are gods, dragons and even vampires, which I usually skip, but altogether it was an enjoyable read. The characters were well done and I didn’t even mind the vampires. The writing was decent, the author has a good voice and the tale was told well.
The only real drawback to this book is that the version I received could have used quite a bit of editing. Some mistakes were made over and over (e.g. where instead of were comes to mind because I noticed it so often). If this book had been properly edited I would have given it four stars. Despite the editing problems, it was a charming tale. Love, dragons, kingdoms, war, gods and demons-the whole lot wrapped up in an entertaining shell. So there you have it. If you enjoy fantasy then you may very well enjoy The Pearl and it is priced economically so all there is to gain is a good story.
That’s all for today. I read several books over the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S. and have plenty to share. I took some time away for family, but will be getting those reviews posted in the next week. I hope everyone has a good book handy and time to read it over the weekend.