The Witcher goes fiercely feminist in this gripping paranormal romance from noted author Isabel Cooper.
Raised to be weapons against the darkness, Sentinels spend their lives fighting the monsters that prey upon humanity. Their hands will shape the world, and their swords will seal its fate.
A warrior lost to time…
Pursuing her latest quarry deep into the wilderness, Sentinel Darya finds herself in an ancient city that should no longer exist. There she comes upon a handsome warrior in ancient clothing, held in a deathlike sleep—Amris, hero of the last great battle against the Traitor God. His discovery, and the weakening wards about the city, can only mean one thing: the Traitor is gathering his armies again, and the storms are returning.
Amris has been trapped in dreamless sleep since the final battle raged centuries ago. Now he is awake…and so, it seems, is humanity's greatest threat. Determined to save the world from being swallowed by the oncoming storm, Amris and the fiercely beautiful Darya must learn to trust each other—and the powerful bond that's formed between them—as they fight their way through a land swarming with monsters in a last desperate bid to get word back to their allies before it's too late…
Cooper (Highland Dragon) launches an exciting fantasy romance duology with this epic adventure. When Sentinel Darya stumbles on the sleeping body of Amris var Faina, a legendary general who fought a war against the Traitor God 100 years ago, and awakens him from his slumber, she discovers that the Traitor God is plotting his return, as his servant, the dark wizard Thyran, gathers strength once more. Darya catches Amris up on the events of the last century as they gather other Sentinels and wizards to join the fight that's sure to come, but their relationship is complicated by the spirit of Amris's former lover, the wizard Gerant, now embedded in Darya's soul-sword as a weapon. Cooper's worldbuilding impresses as her characters prepare for the dreaded clash with the Traitor God, laying the groundwork for another stimulating adventure to come. Though the love story takes a backseat to the action, the characters are well-drawn and easy to root for. The well-crafted magical world and dash of romance are sure to win over readers. \n