Monday, 11 July 2016

Book Musings - Secret of the Gargoyles by Rebecca Chastain



Blurb :

I place the lives of all gargoyles into your hands with what I am about to tell you…

In her brief career as a gargoyle healer, Mika Stillwater has faced some daunting challenges, but none have stumped her—until now. A strange sickness infects a handful of gargoyles in Terra Haven, rendering them comatose and paralyzed. Worse, the cure she seeks is shrouded in the gargoyles’ mysterious culture and the secret they guard with their lives.

Gaining the gargoyles’ trust is only the first step. To save the sick gargoyles, Mika must embark on a perilous mission into the heart of deadly wild magic to a place no human has ever survived...

The captivating conclusion to the Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles trilogy, Secret of the Gargoyles will charm readers of all ages, especially those who love extraordinary magic and endearing gargoyles.

Amazon, US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FPX3VYS

Amazon, Everywhere: http://smarturl.it/SecretGargoyles

My Musings :

I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't affect my review in any way.

The third book in the series and the final one starts off right where it left off in the previous book. Mika is searching for a cure for the dormant Gargoyles. And this gets her to go on a dangerous mission. Will she succeed in it? Will she and her companions, Oliver,Celeste and Marcus safely return from the journey? This forms the major part of the book and the author has done a fantastic job of tying up the tale into a neat bundle.

Mika has grown a lot from the first book. She is a strong heroine with none of the over confidence in her abilities. She is brave and full of heart, always on the lookout to help the gargoyles. The trials she undergoes in this book shows her tender heart and her indomitable spirit. Marcus is the perfect pair for her. He can't abide her getting into danger without another thought for herself. She seriously needs someone who has to think about her and he does it in spades. Celeste's part was majorly minor but she does add the necessary background information to the story. Oliver has also grown along with Mika. He adores her and will do anything for her. He personifies the gargoyles perfectly.

The author has breathed life into the characters and the plot with fantastic story telling. The fantasy elements and the way the magical parts are handled by her was very well done. She is a natural with her emphasis on the completeness of the story. There's a no thread left open at the end. But she did leave me with questions regarding Mika and Marcus. Speaking of them, the romance angle between them was beautifully handled. It wasn't overly done and was given the right touch. It did get fiery at times when they were at logger heads! That's part of their appeal.

I have enjoyed reading the entire series so far and I hope there will be more tales with Mika and Marcus and also with Kylie and her captain. A very satisfactory ending to a great series!

My rating : 5/5

Meet the Author : 



Rebecca Chastain is the international bestselling author of the Madison Fox, Illuminant Enforcer series and the Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles, among others works. She has found seven four-leaf clovers to date, won a purebred Arabian horse in a drawing, and once tamed a blackbird for a day. Writing stories designed to amuse and entertain has been her passion since she was eleven years old. She lives in Northern California with her wonderful husband and three bossy cats.

Here are a few places you can find Rebecca on the Internet:

Website: http://www.rebeccachastain.com

Newsletter: http://www.rebeccachastain.com/fantasy-newsletter/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebeccachastainnovels

Twitter: @Author_Rebecca or https://twitter.com/Author_Rebecca

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5660379.Rebecca_Chastain


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