Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Winters Rising by Shannyn Leah (Lexcon Time Travel #1)

Winters Rising
by Shannyn Leah

Series: Lexcon Time Travel - Book 1
Publisher: Carlex Ruby Press; 1 edition (October 25, 2016)
Publication Date: October 25, 2016
Genre: Fantasy | Time Travel
Print Length: 242 pages
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Brea was born a Second, a lowly class of people in the Lexcon society. But she also bore the birthmark that destined her to marry a Gatekeeper, the “superheroes” of their world. Some called her destiny a great privilege. She called it doomed to a cage with no key.

Gatekeepers were born and raised to ensure time remained untainted and unchanged, but Brea saw them as overlords who looked down on her kind… on Seconds.

Forced to marry Gatekeeper Jax Winters, Brea vows not to complete the ritual bonding with him until she can talk with council about how Seconds are treated. She plans to use her newfound status to help the plight of those born like her.

But she never dreams of the twist her life will take, moving her into a higher position than she’d ever dreamed. Will she and Jax always be at odds, or will their hearts bond together as their souls already have? Will Brea change the future of Lexcon, or will she be forever doomed to live life in the dark?

 Winters Rising by Shannyn Leah (Lexcon Time Travel #1)
Winters Rising (Lexcon Time Travel, #1)The class system is strong in the Lexcon society. To be born a Second is to be born to be looked down upon, unless you carry a birthmark that matches that of a Gatekeeper, then you are “elevated,” not quite good enough to be considered first class, but assumed to be very fortunate to have been raised from the lowly position you were born to. Apparently, Brea, born a Second and destined to marry Gatekeeper Jax missed that “be grateful” memo because her feisty spirit and independent attitude has the powerful Winters family all in a tizzy! And this is where I do a fist pump for Shannyn Leah and her fresh, new tale, Winters Rising!

Gatekeepers really are important but their gifts are a product of genetics. Their “assignment” in life is to keep the timeline flowing smoothly, with no hiccups or disastrous changes that could change the future because it changed the past! Got that?

Brea is determined to get her way, she refuses to complete the bonding process, in spite of her growing feelings for Jax until she has her chance to be heard by the high council, meanwhile, will the friction between Jax and Brea ignite in a fiery conflict of doom or will Brea find a strong ally as she discovers how important she really is?

Ahh, matters of politics never mesh with matters of the heart, add time travel, the unknown, deceit and a horrible secret uncovered and once again, Shannyn Leah proves she is an author of great imagination and creativity! From start to finish, expect to feel your hackles rise, your emotions twist and even a few chuckles to break through. And the time travel? Well, I believed in it, especially when I saw how time traveled forward while I told myself, just one more page, just one more...

Shannyn Leah has done it again, all while changing up genres and taking us down a path filled with fantasy, fabulous characters and just the right amount of romance budding, in spite of Brea and Jax’s different views and lives. Then again, if Jax were as smart as they say, I’m sure he knew he had met his match in his new wife! Brea, you are fantastic!

I received this copy from Shannyn Leah in exchange for my honest review.



1 comment:

  1. I got a copy from Shannyn too and loved it! The story line is very interesting but not confusing. There was an undertone of humor but I wish there was a bit more of that a little less self pity party for Brea. Can't wait to read more by this author.