Saturday, January 31, 2015

Blessed of the Gods by Charlene A. Wilson (Aumelan, #1)

Blessed of the Gods
by Charlene A. Wilson

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Aumelan - Book 1
Publication Date: January 12, 2015
Publisher: Astraea Press, LLC
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Print Length: 365 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:

Chad is in love, but the world isn’t right – not when you’re forbidden to have the one you desire just because she’s your slave. His vitality host, Dae, has held his heart since they were both children. He must find a way to set her free if he’s ever to know if she wants him too, and that means finding a way to live without her aid. Chad believes the answer lies in the World of the Sun where they originated, not the world of his cavernous home. Fate will guide him, he knows it.

When Salana, Daughter of the Sun Nation, meets Chad, she’s faced with the unbelievable; a man who must take energy from a host to survive. But he’s not the only one. The entire Tsosey Nation is plagued with this unusual need. The strong yet meek Chamber people submitted to serve them through the centuries. Can Salana help this young man whose dreams of freedom could change the course of both nations? And can she do it without falling for him and turning her back on the marriage arranged by her parents?

Blessed of the Gods (Aumelan #1)My Review
Blessed of the Gods by Charlene A. Wilson 

One world, two races, separated by walls of dirt and rock. Chad lives below ground in a world where slaves are the life force his people feed on. Dae, beautiful and obedient has been his personal slave for years and he has done the unthinkable, he has fallen in love with her. He wants her to be his equal, to change the life of the slaves. But how?

In the world above, Salana lives the life of royalty and has been promised to a man for political reasons. She is adrift in feelings of being a mere possession to be bartered for. Salana wants to know love, she wants to feel a sense of self-worth.
When Chad ventures into the upper world, fate has put Salana in the right place at the right time. Together they will attempt to change the very fiber of their worlds. At what cost? Could giving Dae the opportunity to think and act for herself mean Chad will lose her forever? What of Salana? Will she find self-worth only to lose any chance of finding love?

In a tale of love, loss and deception, can there be enlightenment, fulfillment and freedom for all? Can they devote their lives to helping others without losing the happiness they so anxiously search for?

If you haven’t read anything by Charlene A. Wilson yet, it’s a safe bet that no matter what you pick up, you’re going to get lost in her world and be reluctant to leave! Ms. Wilson fills her world with emotion and conflict yet always leaves room for wonderful character development and scenes that will come alive before your eyes. For fantasy lovers, Blessed of the Gods is the Rembrandt of make believe. Her style paints vivid pictures while your mind interprets every word and action as the pace ebbs and flows with the tension. If books were jewels, and the authors determined their cut and clarity, I’m thinking Charlene A. Wilson would be a master jeweler! New to fantasy? This is a great place to start, love, intrigue, danger and a coming of age for new ideas, all set in a world one can only imagine.

I received this copy from Charlene A. Wilson in exchange for my honest review.

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