by Leonie Rogers
First book in The Albatar Chronicles series, 203 pages.
Link for the book on Hague Publishing website
About the BOOK
When Kazari answers the Lady’s call to serve, she never expects to take the amethyst of the Hunter, one of the select few who defend Albatar from the gorgones – demons brought from Beyond by the Second King. After all, at fifteen, she’s short and stocky, and not made of the stuff of legends. But the Lady, (she who created Albatar as a sanctuary for the faithful following the Gorgone War) has other ideas. And now rumours of gorgone attacks herald another war.As a Hunter, a group whose exploits are legend within Albatar, Kazari is expected to play her part in the coming war. But as young and untrained as she is, and despite the gifts the Lady has given her, how can she live up to the legends of the past?When gorgones attack the Abbey and threaten her family, Kazari doesn’t have a choice. And with Albatar under attack, even the Hunters’ gifts may not be enough to defeat the evil that threatens them all.
About the author
Originally from Western Australia, Leonie now lives in NSW in the Upper Hunter. She is the author of the highly rating Frontier Trilogy, published by Hague Publishing, and works part time as a physiotherapist. Amethyst Pledge, is the first in a new series – The Albatar Chronicles. Book 2, Dark Days, has just been released (May 20, 2020). In a past life, Leonie was a volunteer firefighter and SES member and once trekked almost six hundred kilometres with eight camels and several other human beings. She is married with two adult children, two dogs and three cats, one of whom frequently handicaps her ability to use a laptop computer.
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Kazari has grown as a character throughout the book, which gets better and better, and I finished the book wanting to read the sequel. I highly recommend Amethyst Pledge, especially if you love fantasy. The characters are well-developed, as well as this exciting adventure about this young woman who can change her fate and of Albatar.
A great read. Five stars.