Book Review: Summon The Queen by Jodi McIsaac

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fantasy novel, new release, book seriesI received an ARC copy of this book in return for an honest review

I am usually not a fan of fiction that has historical backgrounds and is rooted in actual events, but this one was the odd novel out. Summon The Queen is more a combo of paranormal, mystical, with the historical and a touch of romance. While it can be read as a stand-alone book, this novel would be better read in sequence with its other series companions. It took me a while to get into the story, but once I did, I really did not want to leave. Until the end that was where I had to scratch my head and wonder if this could not have ended on a much nicer note if the Author would have decided to finish the series there. It seemed a little forced, more based on the want to make another book, than what was best for the reader.

I did, however, find both main characters very charming – as well as the many side characters (how cool is a female pirate queen!) their actions and connections believable, with a balance of true tension, and irresistible connection. They were meant to be companions, no matter what time they were from, or what curse they had to burden.

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Summon The Queen is a well-written, entertaining ride. Now, I have to read the rest of the series, because it surely left me wanting more.

Book Rating

3.5 out of 5 Stars

Book Details:

Title: Summon The Queen
Author: Jodi McIsaac
Series: The Revolutionary Series Book # 2
Publisher: 47North
Publication Date: January 17th, 2017
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, General Fiction (Adult)

Warning: This book is not clean!

Book Summary:

It may be impossible to alter the past, but Irish revolutionary Nora O’Reilly is determined to try. Armed with a relic given to her by the goddess Brigid and joined by immortal Irish warrior Fionn mac Cumhaill, Nora is hurled back through time to the sixteenth century. There Nora and Fionn seek the infamous pirate queen Granuaile—Grace O’Malley—the one woman who may be fierce enough to stop Queen Elizabeth I’s tyranny over the Irish people.

But finding Granuaile is no easy feat, and securing her help is tougher still. Nora and Fionn face enemies at every turn, risking capture, separation, and even death in their quest to save Ireland and finally put an end to the centuries-long curse that torments Fionn. But as Nora’s connection to Fionn grows stronger, her loyalties are tested: she may not be able to save both her country and the man she’s grown to love.

In Jodi McIsaac’s thrilling and heartbreaking sequel to Bury the Living, Nora will once again battle time, history, and her own intense desires in an attempt to rewrite the past—and to change the fate of all she holds dear.

Question: Do you like historical fiction? If so which book would you recommend for me to read? Leave your comments in the comment section below!

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