Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Immortals: Part One:Shadows & Starstone by Cheryl Mackey

The Immortals: Part One: 
Shadows & Starstone
by Cheryl Mackey

My rating: 4.5 stars

Series: The Immortals - Part 1
Publication Date: December 31, 2014
Publisher: Cheryl Mackey
Genre: Fantasy
Print Length: 78 pages
Available from: Amazon

Synopsis:

A thousand years ago the gods known as The Four created the Immortals to protect and defend their world against an invader known as the Dro-Aconi—and then vanished. Left to fend for themselves, the three races of Ein-Aral and the Immortals banded together to save the world.

Part One: Shadows and Starstone

Ivo, Jaeger, Jadeth, and Emaranthe must protect a desert village and it’s hoard of Starstone, a power source that can aid the Dro-Aconi’s plans for the dominion over Ein-Aral. Can the companions battle inner demons long enough to defeat legions of enemies and keep their leader, Alarandia, from seizing the Starstone?

The Immortals: Part One: Shadows & StarstoneMy Review
The Immortals: Part One: Shadows & Starstone by Cheryl Mackey

In a world under siege from a race known as the Dro-Aconi, four gods gathered long ago, formed an alliance, creating immortal protectors of the world in time of strife. Feeling their work was complete and the world would be safe because of their immortal warriors, each with their own strengths, the gods disappeared, and the world was let on its own.

How do conquering demons take over other peoples? By use of their power and might, but can they be stopped this time? The goal is to steal all of the starstone, and hoard this vital source of energy. Arriving quietly, in the nick of time, the four immortals find their own fears and pasts may become their own worst enemy as some relive the horrors of the dark shadows from their past lives as mortals. Will they be weakened to the point of being overcome, beaten down and have their physical bodies killed, meaning their souls will need to find a new host? Will they find the inner strength to beat their demons?

The Immortals: Part One: Shadows & Starstone by Cheryl Mackey is an excellent, complete, yet brief ride through myth, magic and fantasy. She has managed to mold her characters into flesh and blood while ramping up the suspense and action with great dialogue and scenes. I could picture heroes quietly arriving, with a mission in mind, all for the glory of good. My only complaint? I could have kept reading about these heroes for hours more, thanks to Ms. Mackey’s way with words.

I received this copy from Cheryl Mackey in exchange for my honest review.

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