Monday, December 24, 2012

Review: League of Illusion: Legacy by Vivi Anna

The League of Illusion: Legacy
by: Vivi Anna
$3.99 ebook
Carina Press
Historical Romance / Steampunk
Released: December 31, 2012


Jovan used to freely use his magic for immoral purposes, and it cost him the woman he loved.  Now trying to make amends, he's summoned to his dying father's bedside, and told he and his brother Rhys must find their older brother Sebastian, gone missing some five years ago.  Jovan's father is head of the League of Illusion, and if Sebastian is not found in a timely manner, then a man of dark designs and a lust for power will take up the reins instead.  In order to keep that fate from happening, a Druid tracker is brought in to work with them.  Problem is, Skylar is the woman he lost years ago, and he's not sure if he'll be able to keep his hands to himself while they work together.

When Jovan broke her heart years ago, Skylar tried unsuccessfully to wipe him from her thoughts.  Now that she's seeing the man again, and seeing how hard he's trying to make amends for his past, the ice around her heart cracks.  But she has a job to do, and mustn't let her feelings interfere.  As the hunt begins, they must race against the clock to find Sebastian, and try not to get killed.  For the man about to claim the seat of power will stop at nothing to see their quest a failure.

This is the first book of a series, and it follows two people who used to love each other, but were forced apart by Jovan's carelessness.  Now that the two are working together, old wounds can start to heal.  Skylar is a strong woman who was terribly hurt by Jovan, and isn't sure if she's willing to give him a second chance.  She must fight her feelings every day she works with him, and begins to wonder if she'll win the fight.  Jovan is trying to make amends, not only with Skylar, but with his brother Rhys as well.  This book is mostly about redemption, but it's also got plenty of action, adventure, and mechanical golems in it to appease almost everyone.  It was an enjoyable read.

Carla gives this book a

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