Wednesday, June 19, 2013

HEROES AT ODDS by Moira J. Moore

The Lee and Taro Series Novel, Book Six
July 26th, 2011
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn (
Obtained by Publisher

To survive in a realm beset with natural disasters, a magical bonded pair-source and shield-can make the land habitable and keep everyone safe. For bonded pair Shield Lee Mallorough and Source Shintaro Karish, they are the best at what they do and are steadfast in keeping the duchy of Westsea safe from harm. But forces are aligning that have these two wishing for peace at a time when it seems everyone under the sun wants this duchy. Working to see why Westsea is so popular all of a sudden, Lee finds out that she was betrothed as an alliance when she was a child and now her betrothed wants her to fulfill her part of the bargain. It will take the combined strength of her and her Source to make sure they live to see another day even as their bond is almost to the breaking point.

I have to admit I haven’t read this series before so I felt a bit lost while reading HEROES AT ODDS. I felt the storyline capitalized on past books and had me putting it down a few times because I just couldn’t figure where certain plot points fit in from the former books. Ms. Moore delivers an intriguing tale of a world that is protected by bonded pairs-a Source and Shield with magical abilities that make the world habitable and these magical pairs protect its people throughout the world. I really liked this premise and the world building was fascinating. The characters are very well written, intriguing and I really enjoyed the point of view of this book as it is not with some prophecy person but with a sidekick that had me intrigued even more. You don’t see many books, fantasy or otherwise, where t he main POV is through a secondary character. There was some humor, intriguing plot twists I didn’t see coming and a lighter tone to the whole book which made it a perfect weekend afternoon read for me.

HEROES AT ODDS is an interesting fantasy that will leave the reader gasping for more. If you didn’t check out this series, I highly recommend starting from the beginning so you don’t get a bit confused when they start remarking on past plot points from the other books. I am eager to see how this series began and hope to grab the first book soon. If you enjoy a light hearted fantasy with an intriguing cast of characters as well as an amazing world to explore, then I suggest maybe trying out this series for some entertaining reading.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement


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