Title: A Guardian Falls (Chronicles of the Coranydas Book 2)
Author: Rebecca Tran
Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy
Winner of Literary Titan's Silver Book Award
Following a terrifying brush with death, Mara returns to her homeland virtually empty-handed. With only one magical artifact in her possession, her army out of reach, and the threat of war looming closely overhead, she fears victory will not be hers and death will soon follow despite her best efforts.
Weary from her treacherous journey and growing more and more unsure of herself, will Mara see some semblance of victory before all is lost?
It all comes down to this: the final battle.
After rescuing her lover from her enemy’s clutches, Mara returns home exhausted, feeling defeat seep into her bones. As the enormity of the situation crushes her spirit, she starts to doubt everything and everyone. What if she fails? What if she succeeds? Will the Shield hold? Will she have the strength to survive? Before she’s ready, her enemy attacks and she must lead her own army. A fierce battle ensues and when all is said and done, Mara lives out her destiny.
Like Lord of the Rings, A Guardian Falls is rich with action scenes, intricate plot with a lot of secondary characters and a few twists I didn’t see coming. Tran takes us on an epic journey where Mara is once again doubting her destiny and abilities. I know many readers enjoy seeing their hero almost fail but it’s not my cup of tea. I like a strong hero, ready to kick butt anytime, anywhere.
A Guardian Falls is reminiscent of The Walking Dead, in that there are a multitude of diverse characters, each with its own view of the story.
If you love a good epic fantasy with a killer final battle, pick up A Guardian Falls. It’s worth it for the action scenes alone.
“I only want one man’s life. It’s a shame so many will have to die defending him.”
My Rating: 4 stars
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Rebecca is an award-winning author, blogger, and book reviewer. While fantasy tends to be her primary genre she also dabbles in paranormal, romance, and sci-fi. Currently Rebecca has one epic fantasy series titled The Chronicles of the Coranydas. Rebecca likes writing in the first person as well. Her paranormal fantasy For Their Sins and her Sci-fi action/adventure Neutral Space are both written in this style.
When not writing Rebecca is a full-time pharmacist, wife, and mom. She has two rambunctious girls at home that keep her busy when she isn't working or writing. When she has free time Rebecca likes combing antique shops and flea markets for unique teapots to add to her collection. She also enjoys sewing and quilting.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N