About the Book:
As a child in the desert kingdom of Gryth, Ivory witnessed the brutal murder of her parents at the hands of a sinister race known as the Lecs.
Now Queen of her people, a vengeance-fueled Ivory launches a final battle to annihilate the enemy once and for all. But on the eve of war, betrayed by her own kind and left in the hands of the Lecs, she’s forced to learn the shocking truth about their two peoples, and the diabolical curse that’s plagued them for centuries.
Armed with newfound knowledge and unexpected allies, Ivory must face the real enemy that’s haunted her all her life, and make a choice that will mean the difference between a new beginning and the end of the world.
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I was initially turned off by the opening chapter of Ivory. The book starts fairly violently, which I was not prepared for.
But after the conflict, the healing begins. Ivory is kidnapped by the Lecs and learns that everything she has grown up believing has been a lie. How the truth is revealed to her and how she deals with that knowledge make up the remainder of the book.
I consider myself a fairly empathetic person, which made this book an incredibly difficult read. Time and time again I felt hope along with Ivory, then had my hopes dashed. I felt the anger and betrayal she could not seem to put aside even when she knew they were misplaced. I felt as if my heart had been ripped out of my chest, kicked around the room a few times and put back dirty.
My greatest hope for this book was in a happy ending, but instead I got a cliffhanger. To say I feel hung out to dry right now would be putting it mildly. I smell a sequel, or at least, I am begging for one.
I give Ivory four stars. It’s an emotional and thought-provoking book, that will leave you wanting more.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review through Innovative Online Book Tours. All opinions are 100’% my own.
About the Author:
F.M. Sherrill: recent citizen of earth. Plans on ruling the planet once she gets over the common cold. Or, F.M. Sherrill: time traveler. Decided to alter the space-time continuum by writing a novel, thus changing history slightly, which will eventually lead to the rise of a new human species.
But here it is. F.M. Sherrill is a novelist, A.K.A. an avid bullshitter; that’s why she lives in L.A.. She’s been writing for as long as her ancient mind can remember, devouring tales like an anemic vampire roaming the streets in hot pink heels, always thirsty for more. When she’s not writing, she’s making steampunk weapons, sewing giant plant-eater Mario plushes, making costumes for some film bloke or cosplayer, and sculpting/casting movie prop replicas while gardening in her urban apartment. Her favorite tools? A soldering iron, a blowtorch, a band saw, a sonic screwdriver, a replicator and an active imagination.