Monday, March 5, 2018

Book Review: 'Illera’s Darkliete' by Gail Gernat

What happens when an elf falls in love with a human? Princess Illera is the result. She inherits her mother’s healing abilities and uses this for everyone, not only her own people. Her father reluctantly arranges a marriage for her but Illera runs away. Raven and Lark, the two brothers who came to escort her to her betrothed, are full of sympathy but they have to obey their king and they find her and take her to her new home, where she escapes once again.
Illera’s actions, and her reasoning, show a strong character full of determination to do what is right, regardless of the consequences to herself. She meets many different people in her travels, not all of them human, but helps them all. This endears her to many different races. The heroine’s personality is apparent from the beginning and I wasn’t disappointed by her subsequent actions.
I enjoyed reading this book, and have to admit I guessed wrong about the final outcome several times. I believe keeping the reader guessing makes this an excellent read. Illera is a heroine who caught my interest until I had to find out what happened to her. Great book.

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