Hi readers! Welcome back to this weeks Book Club Thursday. My fellow bloggers and I are having a review for the last April book club date, CURSED BY FIRE by Jacquelyn Frank. Take a look!
Available Now in Paperback
Published by Ballantine Books
About The Story:
From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank comes the scorching hot first book in a thrilling new series featuring four warrior brothers who have the power—and the curse—of immortality.
For centuries, Dethan has been trapped in a fiery inferno for defying the gods and snatching the power of immortality. Condemned to have his battle-hardened body licked by flames only to regenerate and be consumed all over again, Dethan has lost all hope—until the Goddess of Conflict appears. She will release him from torment—if he’ll use his power and strength as a warrior to raise an army and defeat a fierce enemy faction of gods.
Free to live as a man once again, Dethan meets Selinda—heir to the throne of Hexis—and his thoughts quickly turn from the conquest of cities to the conquest of this headstrong beauty. Betrothed to a cruel, calculating powermonger, Selinda needs a champion, and so Dethan enters into another bargain: If she will share her bed—and her body—with him, Dethan will save her city from destructive forces within and without. As the lovers ignite a searing passion, Dethan will risk all—even the wrath of the Goddess of Conflict—for a chance to make Selinda his forever.
I loved author Jacquelyn Frank's Nightwalker series and I looked forward to reading the start of this new Immortal Brothers series, too. Unfortunately, I had a hard time getting into this one. While it has some good ideas, the pace was kind of slow and it lacked some of the excitement of the first series. I do feel for the hero, Dethan and all that he has to endure because of the Gods. Of course, it was partly thru the arrogance of himself and his brothers that they have to endure their individual yet overly harsh punishments.
All in all, I thought that the story was just average. I found myself skimming a few times and I didn't even like many of the characters names. I would hope that it was just the world building that slowed things down, which happens at the start of some good series. I think I will wait to see if any of my friends will like the next story before I decide to take a chance on the next brother.
I don't know what my friends thought of the story, but I can't wait to find out. Check out their blogs and see what they thought of this weeks story. Join us next week,May 7th, when our topic will be: Let's Hear It For The Moms, just in time for Mother's Day.
Romancing the Readers-Ann
Born to Read Books-Cyndi