THE SILVERWING’S SORCERESS (The Shadow Slayers 2.5) by Cassi Carver
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release December 11, 2012
Abbey Sellers has to get out of town for a few days while trouble at home sorts itself out. A getaway to her family’s mountain retreat with her friend, Jaxon, is exactly what she needs to relax and forget the wound etched into her stomach. Except since the scorching kiss they shared, spending time with Jaxon isn’t as relaxing as it used to be.
Grounded warriors, secret tunnels, and an ancient Book of Death are only part of the problem. How does any woman with a pulse stay “just friends” with a man who spent a hundred years honing his lovemaking skills in a harem? Besides, he’s immortal, and she has a shelf life. Jaxon, though, isn’t listening—or taking no for an answer.
Jaxon Hex finally knows what he wants, and he won’t let anything stop him from making Abbey his. Not even the devastating secret he’s been hiding from her. With the coven out to assassinate the woman he loves, and Abbey dabbling in death magic that could get her killed, his own blood could be the one thing that heals her—or separates them for all eternity.
REVIEW: The Silverwing’s Sorceress is a novella in Cassi Carver’s Shadow Slayers series. This particular storyline runs parallel to Cassi’s second instalment Shadow Rising and takes place after Kara has sent Abbey to Witch Mountain. When Kara discovers that Abbey’s coven is behind the attacks on the Demiare (fallen angels), Jaxon is told to take Abbey for a little R&R. When Abbey’s festering wound refuses to heal, Abbey believes she knows where she can find the cure-only the cure will come from an unlikely source.
Jaxon and Abbey’s relationship has been developing since the first storyline and in The Silverwing’s Sorceress the couple will face more than one roadblock in their relationship, but the biggest detriment is Abbey herself. Believing that a sexual relationship will ruin their friendship, Abbey refuses to take the ultimate step with Jaxon. There is also the demonic etching in her belly that is a reminder that Abbey has been branded by evil.
The push and pull of Abbey and Jaxon’s relationship continues throughout most of the storyline. Their friendship is beyond the normal boy/girl and includes some intimate times without crossing the proverbial line, but Jaxon knows that Abbey is his mate and he must convince the little witch to trust him with her heart.
The Silverwing’s Sorceress is a welcome addition to The Shadow Slayers series by Cassi Carver. My only complaint is that none of the main storyline players are present. The novella is strictly a story surrounding Abbey and Jaxon and their discovery of a secret and their love for each other. Some of Jaxon’s back-story is revealed and I would have liked to explore more of his family history and breeding.
Reviewed by Sandy