Worth the wait! Those of you who follow this blog or any of my social media know I read – a lot. To be totally honest I actively keep track of just a few authors. Others I keep ½ an eye on but those I regularly check on to see what is coming when – number about 6. This author is one of those. When I read the first book in this series I was blown away. The language, prose, and steamy scenes (unexpected in a fantasy book) hooked me immediately. When the second book came out – well it was read almost as soon as it was published. Since then I have been trying to patiently wait for the third – and it was worth it.
This book is really a collection of three novellas that are intertwined. It concentrates on the children of King Lorn and Queen Lily. Lyra Song, Little Wing, and Dark Star that we last saw as children are now all grown up and ready to make their place in the world. The author chose to present each character in chronological order as opposed to simultaneous and that made for a wonderful foundation of reading.
The author’s incredible weaving of words is throughout this book. Her characters that jump off the page and stand in my living room as I read are there in full force. The descriptions of the scenes are vivid, I could smell the iron. And the steam – well let’s just say – she’s still got it!
I’m a fangirl (not sure what that means at my age). But this is one author that I think everyone should give a read to.
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“Heirs of Jior” is the much-anticipated book three in the epic fantasy series about the Kingdom of Jior, written by author Wendy L. Anderson.
The adventure began in “Of Demon Kind” book one in the series and continued in “Redemption of the Fallen“. The saga continues in book three, “Heirs of Jior“! Perilous adventures await Lorn and Lily’s children in the third installment of the Kingdom of Jior series.
This set of adventures starts out with Princess Lyra Song, young and beautiful, stepping into maturity. She and her family attend the funeral of a dear friend. During this sad time, she pursues her hopes and dreams endeavoring to explore a betrothal with the Heir of Krickgold. However, when she is mistaken for a witch by a Lord from a neighboring country, her dreams are dangerously interrupted. Waylaid, taken prisoner and thrown into an iron cage, the delicate Princess of Jior is charged with a crime she didn’t commit and she must do whatever it takes to escape or be wrongfully executed.
Prince Vannier of Jior, known to the Ny-Failen as Little Wing, has been devastated by what happened to his sister Lyra Song, but life must go on and he goes forward with his plan to marry his childhood love. The day of the wedding ceremony he finds his betrothed with another man and now he must face devastating reality and some difficult choices. When his younger brother Dark Star goes missing, Vannier must set aside his own problems to go into the Violent Mountains and find who has taken his little brother. Amidst the turmoil of the hunt, Vannier must face danger, loss, and possible heart break.
Dark Star, the youngest Prince of Jior, has been changed forever by the events of his capture and he remains troubled and unable to find peace. A mysterious compelling draws him away from the safety of his home and family. He sets off on his own to investigate and finds a black castle and a beautiful sorceress in dire need of his help. Dark Star must face a demon from the Hells to free them both.
After two other heart wrenching, adventure packed books “Heirs of Jior” promises another enrapturing escape into the Kingdom of Jior.