After untold centuries of absence, the evil Ancients have returned. Their magic appears unstoppable and their hunger for conquest is insatiable. To protect the country of Nia, Duchess Nadea and Scholar Paug make a desperate journey to find a human legend: A man known to have destroyed these Ancient foes with a powerful army.
But legends can lie.
When Paug and Nadea revive their hero from sleep, his virtue is far from clear.
Is he really their Savior or their Destroyer?
This book was a different take on the Elven/Human relationship. Every single book that I have read, the Elves have been portrayed as good or neutral to the humans. So it was refreshing to finally read the Elven as Evil. 100% evil.
I will admit, I didn’t like Kaiyer, at all, when he was first woken up in the tomb by Paug, Nadea, Greykin, Iarin and Jessmei. But he grew on me and by the time that they got to Nia, I actually liked him. He had a strong sense of right, wrong and that gray area in between. Plus, he didn’t have a filter. At all.
What I didn’t like was the fact that he was trying to have sex with every single female he sets his sights on. Nadea, Jessmei and various servants/ladies maids….they were all game for him. It was kind of a turnoff for me considering that in his memories, he was in love with someone and didn’t even look at other women (or men).
The storyline was great, though. 5 heros go to awaken a being who can help them defeat The Ancients (aka the Elves)….the O’Baarni. But because of Kaiyer’s memory issues, we don’t know if he is the O’Baarni or not.
The ending was a cliffhanger and we all know how I feel about them. It was not the ending that I thought it was going to be and it was a bit disappointing. I actually put down my Kindle and swore. That’s how badly the cliffhanger was. And the events leading up to the end made my head spin. I wanted to scream”Nooooo” at one point. If you have read the book, you know why.
How many stars will I give The Destroyer? 4 1/2
Why? Because of Kaiyer and his damned preoccupation on getting laid (to be blunt). I honestly thought that the author was going to go one way with that and then, well, he didn’t. And it made me mad….lol.
Will I reccomend it to family and friends? Yes
Will I reread it? Yes
Age range? Adult on up. There is some explicit sexual content (very explicit to be honest) and some really explicit violent scenes where people are killed in, well, some very imaginative ways.
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Disclaimer: I received The Destroyer by Michael-Scott Earle for free from Michael-Scott Earle for my honest review. All opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone.
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