Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Banshee's Revenge by Victoria Richards--a review

 This is a repeat post, but since we are diving into summer, I wanted to bring attention to one of my favorite authors. Her books make for great beach reads!-- Mary Ann


I love trilogies, especially when the last book is the one that ties everything up and is action packed. I've read the first two books in the Banshee series by Victoria Richards and was thrilled to finally get my hands on the latest one: The Banshee's Revenge.

Here is the publisher's blurb:


Toby Williams is a wizard with a problem. He is very much in love with half banshee, Jacqueline Huston. Though she exists in the realm of the living, as a banshee she is also able to see death- and help those who have died to cross over to the other side. But something inside her has snapped. Anger and revenge is all she feels now. Jacqueline is hell-bent on revenge to the Brotherhood of Merlyn wizard’s for their past atrocities and their current attempts to kill her love, Toby; especially their ancient and powerful leader, Gwydion. One by one she tracks them down and destroys them. Jacqueline’s power grows with each wizard she reaps while Death’s voice taunts her from within. By pursuing a path of revenge Jacqueline isn't doing her job as a banshee, leaving those who have died unable to cross over and throwing off the balance of nature- with dire consequences.

Toby is at a loss how to save her, and the world. His answer comes in the form of Morrigan, a powerful Celtic goddess. Morrigan has a plan to help Toby save Jacqueline and regain her humanity, but at great risk.

Even the best laid plans can go astray, especially when evil Gwydion enlists the help from a god of the underworld.

Will Jacqueline be saved? Does she have any chance at regaining her humanity? Can Toby and Morrigan overcome a powerful wizard and a god of the underworld? Find out now in the exciting conclusion of The Banshee's Embrace Trilogy.

I have to say that this book answered a lot of questions I'd been wondering about--particularly who the heck are Jacqueline's parents! While I don't want to give that spoiler away, I will say that it made total sense and explained a great deal about why she is so strong. In this book, I felt that Jacqueline really came into her own and showed herself to be a strong woman who wants to believe that good is still inside her.

Toby remains our champion romance hero with just the right amount of humility, sex appeal, and strong warrior rolled into one.  Loved that he was willing to do whatever it takes to save Jacqueline.

We also meet a few new characters like Morrigan (Celtic goddess with a wicked sense of humor), and Arwan (a god of the Underworld) who really is too sexy for his own good. Both were excellent additions to the plot and made me laugh out loud at their antics.

Overall, this story was fast paced, humorous, and had just enough sex to sizzle the page, but not distract you from the overall plot. I have loved this series from beginning to end and highly recommend that you read all three books in The Banshee's Embrace trilogy.

 To learn more about the fabulous Victoria Richards click on the links below!


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