Title: Warriors Pledge
Author: E E Montgomery
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 10/3/2016
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance, M/M Paranormal, M/M Fantasy, M/M Sci Fi, M/M Erotica
Page Count: 296
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
When the two moons of Thalazar cross orbits, the Warrior Pledge must be completed or the cat-shifting Mafdeti nation will face annihilation. There are four who can save the people and their land: the Silver Shining from Rock, the Great Heart Farseeing, the Changeling, and the Pure. They must find each other before time runs out.
Brilliant. Creative. Sensual. I always enjoy a story that begins with more than one moon and this read did not disappoint. The fantastical takes place in a world named Thalazar. The compellingly beautiful inhabitants struggle with forbidden love, wars, and mythical legends that become real within the resolution of an ancient ritual. Plagued by failing economies, predatory flesh eating birds, immoral politics, and tribal border wars they struggle to save their homes and culture. But it was the unexpected of self-discoveries that haunted journeys in the fulfillment of the Warriors Pledge.
A were cat race of warriors and seers called the Mafdeti dominate the storyline with sensual love that conquers the imagination. By way of marvelous storytelling gently draws the reader into a world filled with sensory and carnal pleasures. The exploration of the relationship between beautiful were feline males is extraordinary. Perhaps the most endearing bits of the read are their mating bond challenges that serve to strengthen while enduring extreme hardships and doubts about their love.
A regal and distrustful matriarch sends the Captain of the Guard Silver-Eyed Checa and his young untested lover Farseer Heath. The Great Heart Farseeing and Silver Shining from Rock must combine their gifts with two warriors from a competing tribe The Changeling and Pure. In order to bring peace and prosperity to the planet the four must perform rituals that will make real the thousand-year prophecy called the Warriors’ Pledge.
They understood the dangers that awaited in achieving the successful fulfillment of the Warriors Pledge. But there were the unknowns of betrayals, death, challenges to friendships and love, and the destructive forces of nature. Nevertheless, the journey’s great reveal are unforeseen revelations and discoveries of myths come to life.
But between were cat male lovers the conflict that seemingly is most insurmountable is what they both need the most, a Love-Bond. The Mafdeti Matriarch, mother to the younger Heath, is opposed. The older male and Captain of the Guard Checa feels he is unworthy.
Checa is the big Mafdeti were cat warrior and Captain of the Guard. According to the prophecy is the Silver Shining from Rock. A hard and cruel childhood prepared him for battle. Moving up the ranks, he meets and falls into a forbidden love. Opposed to and leery of the validity of the ancient liturgy and its promises, love compels Checa to accept the challenge.
Heath the Great Heart Farseeing is the young untested lover of the mature Checa. The Silver-Eyed male is his only true love. But he must defy his Mother Matriarch and Checa to become his Bond-Mate, a union that forever joins the lovers.
Rim serves as the Changeling role in the mission. Able to gender switch he is the commander and soldier guardian of the royal family of the Descendants.
Princess Ardell is the young warrior daughter of the Descendants royal family. She is fated to become the Pure in the quadrangle needed to complete the ritual. Her powers are as Heath the Farseer, but greater.
Truly strong characterizations and dialogue held few distractions. I gobbled the story in two days. In my opinion, the flow of the book was slow in points and needful of editing.
Skill in superb creative storytelling made this an enjoyable read, one that I would enjoy reading more. This labor was mouthwatering and left me craving more stories.
I really enjoy this author’s creation of a believable sensual steamy sensual fantasy adventure.