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5 stars for Cross of Tarlis: The Reckoning by @JulieDarcy57 #fantasy #newrelease #bookreview

Title: Cross of Tarlis: The Reckoning

Author: Julie D’Arcy

Genre: Fantasy, Fantasy Adventure

Book Blurb:

Caught up in a prophecy...

Only by the hand of Princess Tannith of Ellenroh can the last part of the famed talisman, the Cross of Tarlis be joined to restore peace to the world. With her companions, a bastard prince, a white tiger, her bodyguard, a tiny warrior faerie, and an ancient mage, she continues the quest to uncover the remains of the only relic that can rival the Dark Sorcerer, Sernon’s power. The journey will change them all in different ways. Will they find what they are looking for and will it be enough to save them?

My Review:

As the quest continues, will this group find the remains of the cross and fulfill the prophecy or will they fail? The mission is as clear as the prophecy, but the path is not. Princess Tannith needs to find one last piece of the cross in order to defeat her enemy. The prophecy states she alone can rejoin the talisman and restore peace to the world. But the Dark Sorcerer knows of the prophecy as well and will stop at nothing to destroy her plans. She needs the strength and fortitude of her most trusted companions, but will they unite for the same goal? The journey is fraught with peril and the hardships take their toll on everyone. Can the princess satisfy the prophecy and bring peace to the land, or will she fail and plunge the world into her enemy’s control?

Cross of Tarlis: The Reckoning is an exhilarating fantasy I enjoyed. If you’re a fantasy reader and looking for a thorough action-orientated fantasy with a cast of compelling characters, you’ll want to read this book. From the characters to the setting, from the action to the plot progression, this book has everything a fantasy reader craves. The plot flows well and is mesmerizing. The author reveals aspects like breadcrumbs leading to an epic conclusion. The characters jumped off the page and into my heart. If you love fantasy, you’ll want to read Cross of Tarlis: The Reckoning. If you’re a fantasy reader, you’ll want to read Cross of Tarlis: The Reckoning. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

I am an Australian and live in Northeast Victoria, with my two spoiled Oriental cats, Alara and Keilah. I am a published author of 20+ years and have been with several different Publishers over that time, including: Imajinn Books, Mundania Press, Secret Cravings, Eternal Press, and 'The Wild Rose Press' who are now publishing my backlist and several new works.

I was one of the first founding authors of the Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance genre, along with Catherine Asaro, Patricia White, and Sherrilyn Kenyan.

I grew up reading the likes of Lord of the Rings, Once and Future King, and every fairy-tale I could get her hands on. Later on falling in love with the works of David Gemmell, Terry Brooks, and Johanna Lindsey. I now enjoy authors: Leigh Bardugo, Mary Balogh, Beth Dolgner, Julia Quinn, Anne Gracie, and a young new Fantasy Romance author, Errin Krystal.

After running out of things I liked to read, I decided to write my own and never looked back.

My first book, Time of the Wolf, was published in 1999 and went on to win the 1999 Dorothy Parker RIO Award for Women's fantasy fiction. I was also runner up in the Australian RWA Ruby Award, the U.S.A, PEARL AWARD, and the SAPPHIRE AWARD.

‘Time of the Wolf,’ was re-released in early 2021) by The Wild Rose Press and received 5 stars and the Crowned Heart Award for its first review, by InD'tale Magazine. I also released the Audiobook of 'Time of the Wolf' in 2021. which also received 5 Stars!

My genres include Dark Fantasy Romance, Epic Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance, Time Travel, Urban Fantasy, and Witchcraft. I have written 8 full-length novels and 4 novellas and I love to receive emails from my readers.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

1 Comment

Jan Sikes
Jan Sikes
Sep 26, 2022

Congratulations to Julie! A great review!

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