Series: #3 The Golden Key Chronicles
Genres: Fantasy Romance
Published by Harper Impulse
Released on January 9, 2014
This is the strong third leg of the series and it leaped into action with a bang. The last story left me invigorated from the action, but stonewalled when Rowena’s memory loss and her harsh treatment at the castle left her mistakenly running as fast as she could away from Caedmon. I’ve enjoyed the rise and fall of the story along with new clues to the shadowy and intriguing threat against Rowena and Caedmon with each new segment and this one was no exception. And yes, like the rest, this portion of the serial ends on a dangerous jarring note.
The story opens with Rowena free at last until she realizes that Caedmon managed to follow her. She is set to combat him again to keep from going back to the castle and not be chained to him, but then something unexpected happens. Caedmon does the opposite of what she thinks in such a way that she is finally convinced that he wants nothing more than her well being. He is willing to set her free to prove his love, but he just wants the opportunity to be sure of her safety.
Just as she has the epiphany that she ran from the one person she should have accepted with open arms and that she can see herself happy with Caedmon, evil forces surround them. As hard as they fight, they are outnumbered and she watches a coward’s arrow find its mark threatening to take away her new found joy.
As I said, this moved along quickly advancing both the romance and the action plots. Rowena and Caedmon have some adventure and gain more proof that not everyone is who they seem. I was beside myself to see things coming together for the couple and loved the time they spent together. I love the build up of tension and anticipation for what is still to come.
I enjoyed this one more so than the other serial segments before it, but they all have been good light fantasy romance entertainment that I can recommend to those who like their fantasy, but aren’t in the mood for something ponderous and want something that moves quickly to the point.
My thanks to the author for providing the book in exchange for my honest review.
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