Wednesday, June 5, 2013

WINTER QUEEN, Fairy Queen #1 by Amber Argyle ~ NEW RELEASE

About Book

Becoming a winter queen will make Ilyenna as cold and cruel and deadly as winter itself, but it might be the only way to save her people from a war they have no hope of winning.

Mortally wounded during a raid, seventeen-year-old Ilyenna is healed by winter fairies who present her with a seductive offer: become one of them and share their power over winter. But that power comes with a price. If she accepts, she will become a force of nature, lose her humanity, and abandon her family.

Unwilling to pay such a high price, Ilyenna is enslaved by one of the invaders, Darrien. While in captivity, she learns the attack wasn’t just a simple raid but part of a larger plot to overthrow her entire nation. 

With the enemy stealing over the mountains and Darrien coming to take her to his bed, Ilyenna must decide whether to resurrect the power the fairies left behind. Doing so will allow her to defeat Darrien and the other invaders, but if she embraces winter, she will lose herself to that destroying power—forever.

Where to purchase:  Amazon, Barnes&Noble

About Author

Amber Argyle is the author of the Witch Song Trilogy (Witch Song, Witch Born, and Witch Fall ((Fall 2013)) and the Fairy Queen's Trilogy (Winter Queen, Summer Queen (2014), Daughter of Winter ((2015)). She runs because she likes to eat chocolate and fit in her jeans. She has a thing for vintage inspired clothes. Also, she can't fathom why people eat tootsie rolls.

Slightly longer: Amber Argyle is the author of Witch Song Trilogy, (Witch Song, Witch Born, and Witch Fall, coming Fall of 2013). She grew up with three brothers on a cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountains. She spent hours riding horses, roaming the mountains, and playing in her family’s creepy barn. This environment fueled her imagination for writing high fantasy.

She has worked as a short order cook, janitor, and staff member in a mental institution. All of which has given her great insight into the human condition and has made for some unique characters. 

She received her bachelor’s degree in English and Physical Education from Utah State University. 

She currently resides in Utah with her husband and three small children.

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My Thoughts

Ilyenna was not able to escape her attackers that left her for dead. Winter fairies chose to heal her offering her a power over winter that she is not sure she wants.  She would have loose all memory of the life which she knows in order to rule over winter. She has things to do before she could even consider their request.  Like, literally staying out of the hands of her enemy and saving her village. 

While in captivity she is reunited with a childhood family friend Rone.  Could Rone be as attracted to her as she to him?  She is a leader of her village and Rone is the leader of his village and they are both being held as indentured slave by a ruthless man with no means of escape fearing harm coming to the other captives from their villages.

Will Ilyeena choose her family, village and the one she loves in exchange for power over winter?

The author has written an action packed story with twist and turns that will keep you captive. In this book of 238 pages it will leave you feeling as if you had been magically carried into a world of honor, heroic characters, fairies, villians, war, intrique, romance and a determination to reclaim peace and freedom.

The cover image is beyond amazing and so breathtaking it will chill you to the bone.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure:  I received a free ARC copy of this book from the author for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  This review is my honest opinion.

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