When I was a teenager I went through a phase where all I wanted to read were Regency and Georgian romances. I went through Barbara Cartland and Georgette Heyer’s books like they were sweets…donuts for the brain, so to speak. The two of them were prolific writers so it wasn’t difficult to find a title that appealed to me. Eventually I started reading more science fiction and fantasy which remains my favorite genre. But there are a few writers who combine the two genres into something new and different. That’s what we have with The Elven Lords Trilogy by Kathryne Kennedy.
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Finding new authors is one of the best parts of being a Kindle Unlimited Subscriber. For a low monthly fee, I can “borrow” up to ten books at a time to read. When finished I “return” them to Amazon. All three of these books are available through the service and I’ve enjoyed all of them. Kathryne Kennedy combines period romance with a magical element to good effect. They’re very much like adult fairy tales, complete with sexy bits.
The Elven Lord’s Trilogy takes place during England’s Georgian period. England is under siege by powerful elves who have divided the land into seven sections, each with a dominant type of magic, like fire, water or illusion. These aren’t the Elves of Middle Earth. They consider themselves superior and care little for the concerns of humans. King George I is little more than a figurehead and a prize fought over by the elves. The elven lords freely mate with the humans under their rule and have passed along their magic powers to their offspring.
Being human, the English people have a quiet rebellion going on and they’ve been joined by some of the half-breed children, some of whom are very powerful. Maybe powerful enough to challenge the tyrannical Elves. The Elven Lords have dragons who aren’t especially happy about being in the human realm…could they become allies of the Rebellion?
The logic/magic between the three books is consistent, which I appreciate as a reader. Nothing disappoints me more than to invest time (and emotion) in a series of books only to have the writer change the “rules” in order to save the story. (There are bad writers in the Kindle Unlimited program, too, although for me the good have outweighed the bad. The consolation is you didn’t pay much to be disappointed, hahaha.)
The stories in the three books take place over a period of fifty years or so and each couple plays a pivotal role in pushing the Rebellion closer to taking action to return the Elven Lords back to where they came from. Will the people of England throw off the yoke of their overlords?
The books are also available in print form, but since I had carpal tunnel surgery I actually prefer to use an e-reader as it’s easier to hold. I have a Kindle Paperwhite which uses a digital ink to simulate reading from a page. The screen is also glare free so you can read in sunlight which is really nice when you’re outside. It’s only available in black and white so if you like to read magazines or drool over cookbook photos you might prefer a tablet or other mobile device. As long as you have the Kindle app you can read from your library of books.