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Friday, February 17, 2017

4/5 Review: A Warriors Heart by Donna Grant




Regards Reader -

There are those who would love to rid themselves of painful memories, to forget nasty pasts and mistakes. They say its hell to live with those memories. I say its hell to live without them. I have no memories of my past, my friends or family.

I owe my life to the Fae who discovered me bleeding and nearly dead at their doorway. They saved me and offered me a new life, regardless of my past. So I've served the Fae and the Shields since that day. My special knowledge of herbs and healing has been needed to save the Shields countless times. They are my brethren, my family, yet I am alone.

No matter where I search or what questions I ask, I discover nothing to open a doorway in my mind of locked memories. Until I catch a glimpse of a woman who seems as familiar to me as breathing.

Jayna.

Though she claims to not know me, our bodies know each other. Yet, I agonize over what she keeps hidden in the depths of her haunted hazel eyes. I fear the dark thoughts that lurk in my heart, and wonder at any black deeds in my past. If what I dread comes to pass, death will not come swift enough.

Above all, I must keep Jayna safe. She is the only one that has quieted my soul and shown me what serenity was.

Gabriel the Hollow

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A WARRIOR’S HEART is the fifth and final installment in Donna Grant’s The Shield series. The Shield series focuses on a group of ancient warriors, all from different realms and times, hoping to rid the world of The Great Evil.
 loved the storyline of the Shields; warriors working for the Fae to save the realms from destruction, traveling through time to do so and fighting an ever growing evil along the way. The pace was fast, grabbed my attention from the beginning and kept me wanting more. I liked the interaction between the characters, main and supporting.

 The world building style reminded me a bit of Harrison's Rachel Morgan series, in that Grant threw you into this World with little to no explanations as to how it came to be, and as a reader you were on your own. I personally like that because to me,  the reader is as smart as you make them . Many authors assume their reader needs to be lead on a leash through their worlds and that's not always the case. Donna Grant gave the reader the chance to use their intelligence and I greatly appreciated it.

Overall the story was entertaining, I enjoyed getting to know Gabriel and  Jayna.  This world has definitely captured my imagination. I will definitely be reading the entire series to see where the story begins.

This book had me right from the beginning. It was a fairly quick read and had its funny moments.  I can honestly say that I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the books in this series!