The Goddess by M.A. Abraham – Review & Anniversary Giveaway
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Chania has lived most of her life in seclusion. She was placed amongst the humans that had once come to the aid of her ancestors, many millenniums before. She kept secreted by the head priestess, and revered as a Goddess by the people. She knows she is not what they think she is. She is an Elven Princess in hiding, and content to stay that way.
Daeron is an Elven/Dragon shapeshifter, who has served as second in command of the Guardians of the Elven Empire for a long time. He comes from a long line of Kings, and has proven himself worthy of his position of life. He is a proud, noble, Golden Dragon, when he is not an Elf. He is not so pleased with the sudden match making ambitions of his leader though, especially when he has been singled out to be mated with one of the leader’s daughters. He is not about to give in without a fight. He will not be used in this manner, not by anyone.
Captured by her father’s guardians and forced to his side, Chania, learns her fate. She is no happier about their upcoming nuptials than Daeron. They recognize the Life Bond they share, but under the circumstances, refuse to allow it to dictate their future. Can they fight an attraction that no Elf has ever been able to deny?
The Goddess by M.A. Abraham is the 1st book in her new Guardians of the Empire. I have read every book by M.A. Abraham, and I continued to be amazed how her stories continue to get better and better, not to mention her wonderful imagination. I am happy to say that The Goddess is the start of another great series that takes place in the same world, but of course a different time and characters .
The Goddess is set thousands years past the finale of the Elven Chronicles. When that series ended, all surviving humans were granted a land called The Valley, where they were able to live prosperous and in peace. Over the years, these humans did not remember the Elves, who were hidden and unseen in their portal.
Chania, our heroine, is the goddess, but she is also an oracle and a white dragon. Chania is still young, and learning; but she does have visions and sees a war on the horizon. Chania lives in the Valley (human territory) that is led by Britallia (High Priestess), who also has visions. She protects Chania, who loves to shift to her white dragon. One day she goes too far, and is caught by Gold Dragons, who will bring her home to the land of her father, where she will see her mother and sister, Serena again. Seems her mother took the girls years before, because her lifemate, King Gerolth was acting like a dictator. Now all three have returned, and the King is happy to have them back. But the Gold Dragons are determined to keep an eye on the wild escapades of the girls.
Chania knows that with the war coming soon, she needs to return to the human world to help them fight off the enemy. She makes plans with Serena to be prepared to escape within the next month or so. But Daeron,a leader of the Gold Dragons, and who is a loner and arrogant, knows she is his lifemate and is determined to take her at any cost. Chania feels the attraction and bond to Daeron, but he has been possessive and domineering, not like a lifemate should be treated as an equal. Her father, and his brother try to reason with Daeron and his dragon, but he only gets angry at them all, until Chania and Serena finally escape, with Serena going to the Elves for help.
We meet the new General of the Elven Army, Gabriella, who is an Eagle Claw and a descendant of Gabriel. She is a powerful and fierce warrior, who will take charge of the mission to help the humans, working closely with Britallia, and her warrior brothers, as well as Chania.
What follows is an exciting and wonderful adventure, where we will follow three of the most powerful women, and their great warriors/dragons to fight an enemy that has thousands of warriors more than they do. But it was wonderful to see all the weapons the Elves will bring in: dragons, birds, sword wielding warriors, thatchers; all the things we remember so well from the Elven Chronicles.
I do not want to say too much more, as you need to read this book, and meet all the fascinating characters Abraham has created for us to savior. I loved Gabriella, Britallia and Chania. For a bit, I was not a fan of Daeron, but closer to the end, changed for the better. The Goddess was an entertaining, fun, exciting, suspenseful, lifemate romance, and a wonderfuj cast of characters. I for one I cannot wait to see what comes next. The Goddess by M.A. Abraham was a super start to this new series, which you should read.
Reviewed by Barb
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