Thursday, April 12, 2012

Review: Defender of Magic by S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart

Defender of Magic (Champion of the Sidhe #3) by S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart
Synopsis (Goodreads):
Raiders have attacked Danu’s temple, slaughtering its defenders. The artifacts that are the last hope for the survival of the fey are in danger. With Changelings out to kill him, and goblins determined to abduct him, Lugh’s on a quest to find a stronghold for those treasures. Perhaps he should have thought twice before seeking a safe haven in the territory of shape-changing, fire-breathing dragon.
My Thoughts: Throughout this series, Lugh has been one of the harder characters for me to connect to. He's very driven by his need to save the Sidhe before they fade and that, in an odd twist, seems to stand him apart from all the others. I can understand why he's separate, but it also leaves him with a burden on his shoulders that makes him seem unapproachable. Oddly enough, I don't see that as much in his Unseelie counterpart. Donovan seems much more connected to his charges than Lugh. It's all very complex and complicated. Both of those are things I approve of.

This book, however, does show us another side of Lugh. We get to see him longing for one of his old companions and we get to see a big shift in his way of thinking towards the end. His confusion and loneliness make him feel much more human to me. Although maybe human isn't the right word. He seems more alive as he's forced to face some hard truths.

Things look bleak for the Seelie hero, but I have every faith he'll find a way to make things work.

Books in this series
(suggested reading order)
End of the World (Champion of the Sidhe #1)
Aftershock (Rise of the Unseelie #1)
Cursed (Touched #1)
Champion of the Fey (Champion of the Sidhe #2)
Addicted (Touched #2)
Scars of Silver (Rise of the Unseelie #2)
Defender of Magic (Champion of the Sidhe #3) - Kindle

Author Links
S.A. Archer | Website | Twitter | Facebook | Amazon |
S. Ravynheart | Website | Twitter | Amazon

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Defender of Magic was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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