Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Book Review: Warrior Ascended by Addison Fox

Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Signet; Original edition (March 2, 2010)

Charming, proud, and impulsive, Leo Warrior Brody Talbot is fighting what may be his final battle. Enyo, the Goddess of War, plans to fulfill an ancient prophecy to destroy humanity by harnessing the dark power of the Summoning Stones of Egypt. There's only one person who knows enough about the stones to help Brody stop her-beautiful museum curator Ava Harrison.

Never in all his centuries has Brody met a woman who enthralls him like Ava. But, bound to protect her, he struggles to deny his passion as they are drawn into a dark and dangerous final reckoning between good and evil.
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The idea of the book is that Themis (the Goddess of Justice) and Zeus make a deal that Themis would create Zodiac warriors to protect humanity from Zeus' daughter Enyo (the Goddess of War).

Zodiac warriors=good
Enyo=bad

Pretty simple right? Well, not really. I really like the idea of the book, but the story skips around so much that things get confusing. Also, I never really connected with the characters. Usually the male lead is crushworthy, but not Brody....he was a bit lame. His Leo personality leaned so much towards the arrogant side and didn't show much redeeming qualities. I also had issues with the way Brody and Ava talk and interact because at times it got really hokey. Honestly it was just difficult to read. It is such a shame because this is the type of story I usually enjoy. However, I am not going to give up on the series just yet. I will be reading the next one in hopes that it gets better.

2/5

CymLowell

2 comments:

Cherry said...

I have been eyeing this book because the cover art looks attractive to my fantasy buff eyes... but thanks to your review, I think I'll give it a pass.

Cherry said...

I came back because of Cym Lowell's McLinky links for Book Review Party Wednesday, only to realise I was here last Tuesday :)