Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Lost Heir Book Review

I have a really great YA Fantasy book to share with you called The Lost Heir written by Andi O'Connor.  I wasn't sure about this book but once I got into it, I really did enjoy it and was rooting for Darrack to make it through his upcoming battles to take back the throne from people who were trying to steal his rightful place.
Synopsis of Book:
Always a meticulous planner, Darrak Hunter leads a dull life until his dreams become plagued with visions of a peculiar and distant world.  Waking up to a brilliant purple sun looming ominously in the sky, Darrak is met by a mysterious violet-eyed sorcerer who whisks him away from the struggling Earth.

Thrown into the clutches of a foreign world where magic is reality and not all is as it seems, Darrak embarks on a journey where he is forced to come to terms with his past and do what he can to shape the future.  Accompanied by a talented swordswoman, a prince, and a beautiful young sorceress, he must overcome cunning plots of treachery and betrayal to discover the strength to stand against a destructive black magic and an enemy who is a master at deception.
Once I got used to the story, it turned out to be so mesmerizing that I finished the book in two days! I will read a book until it is finished if it is that good and this story about Darrick was just that!

Poor Darrick, he was at college in his dorm room minding his own business when this man appears in his room out of thin air and tells him he must go with him immediately! Come to find out, Darrick's family is not really from Earth but another world away called  Dragonath which is in the middle of handing off one leader to another and unknown to a lot of people on that planet, the rightful heir is really Darrick.

Well, a few people know about him, which is why he had to be collected before he was killed by an assassin sent to Earth to get him and his family. Unfortunately, his mother and father were killed while they slept and Darrick was barely rescued.

Turns out the daughter of the leader wants everything for herself, so she thinks. She doesn't really realize what a mess she is in until she hooks up with a Prince from another country on her planet and he drugs her and casts a spell that binds her to him. It is then that she realizes what a mistake she has made. He has stolen her power so she can't escape and use it against him.

Problem is, he is a very nasty person who thinks nothing of killing his own father and brother to ensure that he is named King. None of his people like him and they come to like Mionee because she realized how awful she had been and at this moment she does not know that her intended fiancée was successful in killing her father, which leads the way to them taking over the whole planet.

She also is not aware that he was able to capture Darrick and is being brought to them. Still, she decides there is nothing she can do now with the spell keeping her there and her powers are gone, she silently vows to figure out something to help herself and the people she has come to love in the palace and the land that she is going to become Queen to. But will it be enough?

Time will tell.......

Happy Reading!

About the Author

The Lost Heir is Andi O’Connor’s debut novel and is available in both paperback and eBook.  Her second novel, Silevethiel, is slated for release in October, 2013.  She is a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, the National Writers Association, The Association of Writers & Writing Programs, and the Boston Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association.  Andi lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, son, and four dogs.

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. 


ann said...

Sounds like an interesting and eventful book to read. Trusting your fiance and then learning the truth had to be hard on her.Taking over the world - my what a challenge. thanks for the review