Book Review: Enchanted Revenge (Empyrean Chronicles #1) by: Theresa M. Jones

Publisher: Luftmensch Press

Publication Date: September 1, 2015

Origins:  From Author for Review

Synopsis: When seventeen year old Lily finds her parents brutally murdered, leaving her broken and alone, she is determined to bring justice to the fairies responsible. 

Her quest leads her to infiltrate The Empyrean, the land of the Fae where terrifying creatures lurk in every shadow. But with a political rebellion mounting, bloody battles and foreign enemies stand in her way. Alec, a mysterious fairy keeping his own secrets, gradually becomes her guide and dear friend in the unfamiliar world, and restores her faith in love.

Disturbing secrets about her parent’s true identity are revealed, causing her to be more involved with the devastating fairy war than she can afford. Her vengeful mission becomes compromised and her growing romance with Alec wavers. 

She must conquer her fear of the unknown, ignore her grief, and overcome her growing list of enemies if she is to succeed in avenging her parents’ death. Or ever make it out alive.

Review: ENCHANTED REVENGE is the first book in the Empyrean Chronicles featuring Lily, a girl whose world is turned upside down. Lily comes home one day to find her parents viciously murdered and is confronted by Alec, a man who informs Lily of her true nature as a Fae. Lily takes her to The Empyrean, the lands of the Fae, in order to track down those responsible for Lily’s suffering and the suffering of so many other Fae. ENCHANTED REVENGE has exquisite world-building, great characters, and is infused with both wonder and horror. The story is steadily paced and has only a small bit of romance, which didn’t detract or distract from the main storyline. ENCHANTED REVENGE does end after a big revelation, so hopefully the next book picks up not too long (time-wise) after the ending. The author easily builds tension and drama into the story without it being over the top. ENCHANTED REVENGE is a well-written book and I look forward to seeing what happens with Lily in the future.

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