Author: Joni Parker
Publisher: Village Green Press, LLC
Genre: Fantasy/Action Adventure
While on leave from the army, Alex visits her cousin, Prince Darin of the Water Elves, and arrives in time to thwart an assassination attempt ordered by the rogue Elf Mellen. Although weakened by poison, the Prince assigns Alex a Blood Mission to kill Mellen. However, Alex finds the Elf elusive as he organizes and trains his pirates to take over the harbor at Agana, the best deep water port on the island.
At the same time, Alex must deal with Colonel Jeffrey, a handsome young man determined to marry her for her inheritance. Alex rejects his advances and faces his wrath, becoming the target of several murderous plots. Unfortunately, her path to success includes Colonel Jeffrey as she needs him and his soldiers to stop the Elf Mellen before he takes over and destroys the fragile civilization on the island.
This is the third book in The Black Elf series and by far the most dangerous of them all because she is tasked a Blood Mission to kill Elf Mellen and he is very dangerous and downright evil! Even his own friend, Thorne is somewhat afraid of him.
But, it's the people who she thinks she can trust that will hurt her the most. There are several who want her dead and they are willing to do it themselves if no one else will.
On another note, she is getting better at controlling her gift and she is getting better at fighting with her sword and her Elfin blade. She even starts to make headway with her half brother, Beren and her friend Lilla is engaged to him, so not only will Lilla be a friend but also a good friend to have as a sister-in-law.
She has even learned more information about her family and that she has other family members who are still alive and want to meet her. While this book has some dark things happening, it also has a lot more positive and good things also.
She has to definitely take care of Colonel Jeffrey and one other man who is constantly following her and attacking her. It will surprise her and the readers of this book to know who finally comes to her rescue!
By the end of this book, I realized that other issues haven't been resolved and it looks like the author will be getting a fourth book ready to hopefully take care of what is left hanging in the air and I sure do hope that Alex gets to find love in the end.
About the Author:
Joni Parker was born in Chicago, Illinois, but left the windy city at an early age when her family moved to Japan. Upon return to the United States, her family moved to Phoenix, Arizona where she graduated from Camelback High School and began college. However within months, Joni quit college and joined the Navy where she became a Photographer’s Mate.
After 3 years in the Navy, she returned to college and got married. She got a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an MBA before she returned to the Navy. As a Commissioned Officer, Joni attended the US Army Command and General Staff College, completing a Master of Military Arts and Sciences Degree. She retired from the Navy with over 22 years of service and spent several years traveling the United States in a motorhome with her husband. When he died unexpectedly, Joni returned to work for the federal government in a civil service job.
Five years ago, she started writing and retired once more to devote more time to her new passion. She currently lives in Texas.
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