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Throne of Darkness by Douglas Nicholas: Review and Giveaway!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Perfect for fans of Game of Thrones, this novel from acclaimed author Douglas Nicholas continues the gripping dark fantasy series that Kirkus Reviews describes as "a more profound Harry Potter for adults."
It's 1215 in northwest England, and mystical Irish queen Maeve and her unlikely band of warriors must protect the region from a chilling fate. Word of a threat reaches the Northern barons: King John has plotted to import an African sorcerer and his sinister clan of blacksmiths, whose unearthly powers may spell destruction for the entire kingdom. Along with her lover, Jack, her gifted niece, Nemain, and Nemain's newlywed husband, Hob (whose hidden talents will soon be revealed), Maeve must overcome a supernatural threat unlike any she's seen before.
With his characteristic blend of historical adventure and intoxicating mythological elements, Nicholas once again "goes for the throat...with brilliant writing and whip-smart plotting."
(New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry). This is a richly woven tale that will leave you hungry for more.

Goodreads Summary

I didn't read the whole series, but that didn't stop me from enjoying this book!  I thought the characters were interesting and enjoyed getting to know each of them individually.  The plot was fast-paced and I always wanted to know what was on the next page.  This book involves witches, sorcerers, the Church, blackmail, and kings.  The fight scenes were chaotic and there was plenty of action to go around.  I was never sure where the author was going to take the book next.  The plot was interwoven with myths, religion, and action.  I did have trouble following every character and understanding the intricate plot, at times.  This book is recommended for adult readers.

3 1/2 Stars


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  1. NSchu said...:

    I love Game of Thrones so this sounds like something I'd enjoy. Thanks for the giveaway!

    -Natasha (excited91752@

  1. bison61 said...:

    blend of historical adventure and intoxicating mythological elements-this book does sound good

    tiramisu392 (at)

  1. Krysykat said...:

    This sounds like the perfect book I need to read. Thanks for the chance to win :)


  1. Great review I am not entering this giveaway but this book looks and sounds fantastic it really peeked my intrest and intrigued me with the fantasy aspect of the book.

  1. Love Harry Potter, love Game of Thrones. I think I may have to check out this series eventually!

  1. Sayomay said...:

    Def want to read this!! :D Needless to say I love HP and GOT!

  1. An adult Harry Potter, and a Game of Thrones thrown out there huh? Sounds like a really great read to me!