Saturday, November 1, 2014

Book Review: The Council

Title - The Council 
Author - K.F. Breene
Series - Darkness #5
Genre - Urban Fantasy
Published - October 30th 2014

With Sasha as the proclaimed Mage of high ranking power, she can't just slip under the carpet to a peaceful existance. Instead, she must present herself to the Council, a group of white mages who reside over the magical community, governing Stefan's people. There she must prove she has what it takes to be the mage of Stefan's clan, not something easily done.

Stefan, too, has been noticed by the large faction of rulers. An alpha leader with a firm hold over his people, he has outgrown in his position, and it shows. Ties to a human mage with a vast well of power, though, has made him a target. Sasha is sought after, and those who want to harness her power will take her by force if necessary.

With Dominicous' and Toa's help, Sasha and Stefan must face the trials coming up. Proving themselves is the easy part. Getting out with their lives becomes the challenge.

I received The Council in return for an honest review from the author. Sasha & Stefan are back this time they are headed to the council to get approval that will make it all official. For the next two weeks they will each be tested on their own. While Stefan faces off using his fighting skills it will be up to Sasha to use her skills with magic. Together they will have to fight each challenge hoping to win the approval of the council and Sasha the clutch.

Thankfully the duo won’t have to face the challenges alone they will be joined by her adopted father Dominicous and Toa as well as the shifters. However things aren’t all great at the council, there are those who hope to take Sasha for their own. As well as a few prisoners holding grudges. When Stefan is kidnapped by their past it’s up to Sasha to save him. Will the council accept them? What about the shifters? Will Sasha find Stefan before the past catch up with them?

I really like Sasha she’s living in a world of fantasy but she’s taking to it really well and found what she was always missing in life. She’s found the family she never had as well as love. She’s come a long way from the mage who couldn’t learn from classes growing with each novel. I love Stefan he’s the idea hero in any book even if she gets the save the day they work well as a team. I also love a lot of the supporting characters like Charles, Anna, Tim, Toa, Dominicous and of course Jonas he’s grown on me.

The Council is the 5th installment in the Darkness series and very well might be my favorite of the series so far. I like the unique spin on the vampire concept at least they don’t’ sparkle like other vampires. I also like the integration of the witches, shapeshifters, demons, and mages. The council is an action packed novel loaded with steamy moments and fighting. It’s a quick read and easy to finish in a few short hours. I can’t wait to see what will happen next to Sasha and Stefan now that his people are starting to accept her. It does hint at adult situations but I think the author had done a tasteful job conveying the story. I honestly love the characters and the story my only complaint is they are to quick I want longer books because I enjoy the world they live in.
5 out of 5 stars 

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