I'm honored to be apart of this huge giveaway for 2 boxes of paperback books. I've featured Crosscurrents and Kitten Kaboodle by Kathi Daley. Today, I'm showcasing The Taming by A.M. Rycroft.
This one I want to read because the world sounds unique, the MC badass, the relationship with Lilla swoon worthy, and all the reviews are left wanting more. A.M. Rycroft's first novel set in the same world of Cathell is Into the Darkness, which follows a different set of characters. They can both be read as stand alones.
Genre: Dark Fantasy, F/F Romance,
Format: Ebook, 122 pgs.
Imps, ale, and intrigue… This dark fantasy tale follows the brash Thystle Moran, sword for hire. Only one job has ever bothered her, one that promised to be easy money, but ended in the death of her friend. Now, an imp with questionable motives says her friend's death was no accident. Thystle seeks retribution as her world spirals out of control. She faces off against her dark past, a betrayal, feelings for a young woman, and the interests of a shadowy group known only as the Immortals. Can Thystle complete her quest for vengeance before someone ends her first?
What Reviewers Are Saying:
I had the pleasure of receiving an ARC of this wonderful, little novella and if you're looking for a quick and easy fantasy read look no further for the The Tamin by A.M. Rycroft has it all.
I was hooked from the very first chapter when Thystle, a vamprye who is mourning her friends death is met by an imp claiming to know who is responsible for the way her friend died. So of course, Thystle sets out for the truth and finds herself in a very dangerous predicament. It features a small range of characters including the love interest Lilla, her maker Wiat, and a villain that makes your blood boil.
I couldn't put this down and read it all in one sitting. The only problem I had with this novella was that it wasn't long enough to quench my thirst for the story. I needed more of the characters, more of the world, more everything. It was so good.
The Taming gets 4.5 stars out of 5 for me. I hope to read more of this author and hopefully this story in the future. Keep an eye out for it, fantasy lovers!
The sexual aspects of the story are carefully written, and well done. Lilla's affection for Thystle is apparent from the first moment she mentioned, but her real story is craftily and endearingly created under the masterful wordcraft of AM Rycroft.
I await impatiently for more books in this series and look forward to reading them over and over again.
This is a dark fantasy with colourful well-drawn characters. We leap from one danger to the next always one step behind Thystle. AM Rycroft teases us with the relationship between Thystle and her maker, Wiat. We wonder what will happen to Eryc? We want to see more of the romance between Lilla and Thystle.
The question on everyone’s lips is – when’s the next one coming out?
Preview it now, right here!
About the Author:
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction
Influences: Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin, Octavia Butler,
A.M. Rycroft is a dark fantasy and horror author. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA, and holds a B.A. in English from the University of Pittsburgh.
She has been writing since a young age, and though she attended art school for a time, she found her way back to writing again after art school. Her first dark fantasy/horror novel Into the Darkness was written while she attended the University of Pittsburgh. Her writing has been compared to the works of David Eddings and Stephen King.
When she is not writing, Rycroft is a writing coach and a periodic cartoonist. She enjoys keeping fit with weight training and walks through her local parks. During the summer, A.M. is frequently seen riding the roller coasters at the Kennywood amusement park.
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