Title: Sorcerous Rivalry
Series: The Mage-Born Chronicles 01
Author: Kayleigh Nicol
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Length: Novel (294pgs)
Publisher: Blue Feather Publishing (April 7, 2018)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts
Blurb: In the peace following the Great Mage Hunt, the king’s long-time mistress is revealed as a sorceress. Locked away for the safety of the kingdom, bounties are placed upon the heads of the seven children she birthed. Mage hunters have scoured the kingdom for four years, searching for the seven scattered mage-born bastards.
After growing up in an orphanage, Reshi discovers his parentage and learns to hide his magic, living peacefully in a remote village with an unusual friend. But when an alluring mage hunter comes to town, his secret is revealed, forcing Reshi to reach out to his brothers and sisters for help. A family reunion might be Reshi’s only hope for survival–or it might become a spell-slinging battle royale.
Who can Reshi rely on when his own family turns against him?
Review: If your looking for a lot of hot sex this is not the story for you as all of the scenes take place off page. There are two kissing scenes and that’s about it. I loved this story. Magical with a lot of action as the siblings either try to kill each other or band together to fight those that are trying to harm them.
There are seven siblings in all. The title of the book fits the story as three of the siblings want the powers of the others and kill to get them. Needless to say three of the siblings don’t make it to the end of the book.
The main MC’s are Reshi and Kestral. Reshi is one of the siblings with shapeshifting abilities. Once he meets Kestral he finds him attractive but learns he’s an ex soldier and a mage hunter. Kestral is cold in his attitude toward Reshi. The author at some point tries imply that Kestral has feelings for Reshi which I never felt. Kestral constantly gave Reshi the cold shoulder and threatened to kill him a lot. If these two end up together I won’t buy it at all.
I loved everything about the story except for the supposed relationship between Reshi and Kestral.
It was an adventure of the two trying to keep from being killed by Reshi’s siblings. Many intense battles to be had throughout as the story progressed. I am looking forward to the next book as this one was not finished at the end.