Title: Rise of the Lich Sentinel
Series: D’Vaire 05
Author: Jessamyn Kingley
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
Length: Novel (313pgs)
Publisher: Jessamyn Kingley (December 7, 2017)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 1/2 Hearts
Blurb: Swamped with guilt over nearly every decision he’s ever made, Arch Lich Chander Daray spends all his time escaping into books and keeping too busy to think. The last thing he wants is to find his other half. In pursuit of freedom for their people Gavrael and Gedeon D’Vaire ask him for help and Chander is happy to oblige. After their leader is summoned to begin the process of bringing the sentinels into the Council of Sorcery and Shifters, Chander is horrified to find out that they are mates.
From the moment Lich Sentinel Alaric was resurrected, he has been spellbound to care for the sentinels. Hunger burns and exhaustion runs deep, but Alaric has no choice but to put his own needs aside. When he meets his mate, Alaric is helpless to do anything more than visit occasionally. Chander offers to seal their matebond in name only and Alaric jumps at the chance. His spell is discovered and Chander breaks him free but still wants nothing do with him. Will they ever find a way to come together or will life tear them apart?
Review: I loved this story about Chander and Alaric. So much happens that it made my head spin. The mysteries were spellbinding, the way the story progressed kept me engrossed to the very end.
I did have a problem with Chander continuously mentioning his mistakes and his subsequent behavior regarding said mistakes. I think he went overboard and it honestly became aggravating to me.
Alaric, I felt so bad for. I could not believe that a race would intentionally imprison another race for thousands of years, that they created then turn around and make sure they instilled fear and hatred for said race.
I was highly disturbed by the other races complete lack of empathy for the sentinels. The necromancers who started this should pay for what they have done in my opinion. Another thing that bothered me Chander’s decision to kick Alaric to the curb after seeing a picture of Alaric with another man. First off Sentinels have no urges till they meet their mate. Then afterwards they only want said mate so I was confused as to why Chander did not remember this. For all his smarts he seemed pretty stupid to me in that regard.
I loved that Alaric was determined to make sure his race gained their freedom from the very race who had imprisoned them. This story tugged on my heart strings and had me on the edge of my seat at other times. I am looking forward to seeing what else happens in this amazing series. Each book has brought to life each character and race and tied them all together in a complex yet satisfying storyline with twist and turns and evil villains.