Title: Obsidian Moons
Series: Obsidian 02
Author: Jon Keys
Genre: High Fantasy
Length: Novel (220 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 12, 2016)
Heat Rating: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: After achieving the impossible and releasing their people from the Varas slavers, Anan and Terja, a spellweaver and spellspinner, start the arduous journey back to their homeland. A winter trek across the grasslands is dangerous enough, but the traitor, Xain, is tasked with recapturing the slaves, and failure will mean his death. As added insurance, the Varas High Regent hires a Triad of legendary Ubica assassins and assigns a full regiment of his personal guards, along with their captain, to the task. Their mission is clear: recapture the escaped Talac slaves destined for the Varas pleasure houses—and the bed of the High Regent—at any cost.
The newly freed Talac travel toward their homelands with the full knowledge they are likely being pursued. The flight westward is fraught with new and unexpected dangers as Anan and Terja struggle to save their tribe. The battle for shelter, food, and a way to defend themselves becomes an all-consuming task, but they are reminded by the avatars of their gods that all is not as it appears.
Review: Anan and Terja are determined to reach the Kuri homelands after their escape from Varas slavers. The journey is long and dangerous. The two must protect the survivors they rescued while battling the Varas chasing them.
The Varas have a triad of Ubica working with them as well as Xian. This causes much stress for the group as they try to thwart the progress of the Varas. I really liked how smooth and well written this story was. It did not pull punches when it came to battle scenes either with the Varas or other creatures.
Fraught with danger this book definitely grabs hold and does not let go until the very end. There are many twists and turns as well as heart stopping scenes. Action, suspense, drama, and mystery are throughout. I’m looking forward to the next book to see what else lies in store for the main characters.
I loved this book and highly recommend it but would advise reading them in order as this one picks up where the last leaves off and the end implies there will be more to come.