The Bonds of Blood Book Review

The Bonds of Blood (The Revenant Wyrd Saga #1) 

In the world of Saracin, the Goddess damns the earth that killed her two beloved angels and tears it into six realms. As a reminder of their transgression, each person is branded with a stigmata on their palms as testament of their home realm and their separation from the Goddess.

Thirty years later, in the Holy Realm, Jovian, Angelica, Amber, and Joya, quadruplets whose mother died in childbirth, have just reached their 21st spring and are now adults. When terrible visions depicting the downfall of their family stir within Jovian and Angelica, they struggle to make sense of what they have seen while trying to live a normal life.

After Amber is kidnapped in the night, her three siblings are drawn into a dangerous pursuit across the Great Realms to find her. With every step they uncover more mystery surrounding their families past, and something far worse--an ancient enemy that could threaten their hope of ever seeing Amber alive again.

Will this enemy grant the answers they seek, or will she fray the tenuous threads binding them to their old lives?   Buy The Bonds of Blood today and enter a dangerous world of magic!

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My Review 
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.

"The Bonds of Blood" is an epic fantasy that takes you through the six realms that were separated after the death of the Goddess Atamaiti's two beloved children. We join Jovian, Joya, Angelica, and their teacher Grace on an adventure to rescue their missing sister Amber. What do these visions that Jovian and Angelica have mean? Will Joya come into her sorcery in time to help her twin sister? What are the secrets that Grace is keeping from them?

I was completely drawn in from the very beginning. I felt sad for Joya, feeling like she was all alone and not quite understanding what was happening to her. I found it interesting that Jovian and Angelica were having the same visions and quests, yet they are the "normal" one's. This book was exceptionally captivating.  The moment you begin reading you're immediately drawn into this richly described world.  The descriptions are so vivid that you can pictures each realm and character with your minds eye.  Thus far on our journey we've encountered Sprites, Fairies, a Golem, a Goddess, Sorcerers and many more creatures.  If you like dark fantasy novels, this is certainly a must read for you!
About the Author
Travis has been writing since he was 14.  He began writing a book called "The Calling of the Two" and while writing that on and off he started uncovering another idea.

"Yes, this is all well and good, but what about before? What happened in the world before these characters came into it?" He always knew there was a "before" and as he started wondering about it he got ideas. At first they were little ideas but as he discovered the names for his characters a whole story about them emerged.
Travis started working on The Revenant Wyrd Saga several years back and he is very happy he did because hearing and documenting Jovian and Angelica's story has been one wild ride for him.  He has also written the Infernal Design series.

He lives in a small town at the base of the Adirondack Mountains and hoofing around my neck of the woods gives him a ton of inspiration for his novels.   He loves research, and speculating on different ideas and theories.

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(Books #3 due April 2014, #4 due May 2014)

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.


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