Books Worth Your Bucks review blog tour

Welcome to Books Worth Your Bucks! This is an ongoing blog hop with fellow authors to introduce Indie or small pubbed authors to our readers. Each Friday, we will spotlight an author’s book, give buy links along with the links to the other authors participating in the hop, and say why we think this book is worth your bucks.

Part of our reasoning to do this is to bring more attention to the Indie authors we love to read. With so many books out there now, it’s hard to figure out what is a good, well-written book…or not. Keep in mind, these are our opinions, things we like to read.

Description of Hedda’s Sword

Contains murder and mayhem, drugs and slavery, patricide and references to a memory of rape. Take one narcissistic queen bent on genocide, an assassin nun made of ice and a hero convinced he can change the course of Fate by his will alone. Add a true queen with an aversion to power and a mercenary with a secret that threatens to tear the land in two. Stir briskly. Season with a child-Seer who never shuts up and a tree sprite looking for an apprentice. What do you get? Either a rollicking rebellion or a recipe for disaster. Look for a few familiar faces from DUALITY. Be prepared for tears and laughter.


Hedda's Sword by Renee Wildes, fantasy romance

I truly enjoyed this dark, atmospheric fantasy novel. Told through the eyes of the strong heroine, Maleta, and her Life-Mate, Cianan, Hedda’s Sword took me on an adventure full of hope, grit, courage, self-doubt, self-determination, and love.

Ms. Wildes has a way of writing that immersed me in the world. It felt real and vital. I loved the characters I was meant to love and cheered for justice against the characters who deserved it. I wanted Maleta to evolve enough to let Cianan in and to fall in love with him. Her reasons for taking so long were completely plausible to me. When they finally came together, I wanted to jump up and down and shout, “Bravo!”

The one thing that stopped this from being a 5-star book was I felt like we hit the climax with the conclusion of the battle against Sunniva. When the story continued far past that, I had to change my mindset. Although I knew logically that more needed to be done to conclude the story–and I think the true climax was what happened when she took back her family fortress–for me, so much focus had been on beating Sunniva that, when she did, I felt like the story was concluded. It wasn’t. There was a more than satisfactory ending, but that was just how I felt.

That being said, I will happily pick up book one and devour it just as I did this one. At which point, I will follow suit with the rest in the series. Luckily for me, there are six more.

Thank you, Ms. Wildes for taking me on this multi-faceted journey through this fascinating world you’ve created.

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