I’m a firm believer in the adage that a hero (or heroes) can only be as good as the villains they face, and Adrian Ravener, along with his sister Avalon, are the epitome of evil. It’s rare that I have so much fun with reading a story from the villain’s perspective, but Adrian’s hunger for revenge and almost limitless power make him an interesting character to follow.
Another thing I enjoyed was the fact that the author made sure to incorporate rules within the ability of wielding magic. Both the heroes and the villains might seem like unstoppable gods at first glance but power comes with a price and it was interesting to see how the limitations of each shifter’s abilities were used to help increase the drama and drive the story forward, rather than provide a quick-fix to problems that arose.
Anyone who enjoys action-packed fantasy with an ensemble of colorful and interesting characters will enjoy reading Island Shifters: Book One: An Oath of the Blood.