on January 13 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Romance
“Tell me about this place. This…Arcania.”
What if your life as you knew it ceased to exist?
That is the question Naeve Brannigan and her three sisters are faced with on the eve of their 25th birthday.
Continuing a tradition they’ve hidden from their mother for years, the four women arrive at a tarot shop to have their futures told.
Only this time their futures aren’t predicted—they’re forever changed.
They’ve awoken in a strange time and place with no knowledge of how they got there. All they have to go by is the word of a man who claims to be family—a family they’ve never heard of.
He tells them of a world they could never have imagined. One that has been cursed by an Empress fueled by old revenge—revenge their mother appears to be at the center of.
As they fight to survive the people and dangers of an unknown land, they slowly begin to unravel its mysteries to find that they hold the key to saving this world…this Arcania.
The question that remains for each of them is: Who do you become when the you that you always were is no longer?
“Don’t. Make. A. Sound.”
The low, gravelly voice reverberated through her as she felt a tear escape the corner of her eye. The arm that was banded across her chest was full-on muscle as it easily held her in place against a body that was as impenetrable as a brick wall.
Naeve didn’t move a muscle, but she lowered her eyes the best she could and saw a black leather glove that went halfway up that thick forearm. As the hand on her right shoulder tightened, she grimaced and felt the tip of the knife press against her throat.
“Where is your other sister?”
Naeve remained silent, not sure she could even remember how to speak, and then she felt those fingers grip her shoulder harder as they spun her around and pulled her up close.
The sight that greeted her was like something from her worst nightmare.
She couldn’t have imagined ever feeling the terror she felt right then. For that reason alone, she’d never known that her response would be to become one hundred percent paralyzed.
As she stared up at the towering figure before her, she had to wonder if maybe she was already dead and he’d been sent to collect her. Cloaked from head to toe in nothing but black, he almost blended into the shadows except for the shiny blade he had pointed at her throat. She couldn’t make out a face behind the hood and mask, but all she continued to hope was that, if he planned to kill her, he’d do it fast.
“He was like everything else in this strange, new world- a beautiful nightmare. Dark, dangerous, and lethal.”
Ella Frank does it again and in a totally different genre! This is my second fantasy romance book/series and I think I am digging it hard core. I love getting lost in a whole other world.
Temperance is about 4 sisters (quadruplets) who are taken to a Arcania a fantasy world. Once there, they meet Si’Bastian who is magical with his powers and good looks. The girls are unsure of him and his magic, until he shows them who they really are and how they came about in this fantasy land.
Next we meet the big intimidating brothers Ry’Ker and Mala’Kai. Ry’Ker is the Head of the Imperial Guard and Kai is the feared recluse brother, who is a master swordsman and feared by most.
The main character is the oldest Naeve, but we are introduced to all the sisters and their personalties. Naeve is known for her temperance, but all that restraint is put to the test once in Arcania and with a certain someone 😉
This is the first in a series so we are learning about the land, the people and all the back story. Ella did a freaking beautiful job taking me right to Arcadia and painting the perfect back drop of a fantasy world with whimsical characters, that I want MORE of. Every book of hers I just adore. Great job Ella I will be stalking you for updates on this series 🙂
“You feel hot against my skin. Like we’ll catch fire if we’re not careful.”
I recommend this book to everyone who wants a break from the same old boy meets girl love story. Go on and get lost in this sexy, tension filled fantasy. 4.5 Fantastical Stars!
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