Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Cursed Dagger by Alyson Peterson Blog Tour


The Cursed Dagger

The Cursed Dagger by Alyson Peterson
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received eBook from Publisher to Review
Genre: YA Fantasy/Action

Book Description:  “‘And the Challenge?’ I said. 
‘The Challenge will destroy you only you if you lose. Win, and I will walk away from the galaxy forever and leave your family in peace. It’s your choice. Sacrifice yourself for the ones you love, or live and watch them be sacrificed. What will it be?’” 

Ian Quicksilver, heir to the Bankhirian throne, has two weeks to get Princess Arianna to fall for him in order to break the curse the magician Silivus has cast over Ian and Ari’s worlds. In the meantime, he still has to go to school, where he is all but invisible, and practice fighting tactics with his guardian, Corbin.

But something is wrong with Ari, and the closer she gets to Ian, the sicker she becomes. After a disastrous dinner that seals Ian as the worst date in the universe, Silivus hits him with a proposal: a winner-take-all challenge that would overrule his quest for Ari’s heart and free them from the curse for good—that is, if Ian can win. 

When tragedy strikes Ian’s family and Ari’s illness worsens, Ian must find a way to rise to the challenge, stop a rampaging dragon, and save the day before time runs out for both of them.

My Thoughts: I didn't realize when I agreed to review this book that it was book #2.  At first I was a little lost in the story.  The characters pick up from where they probably left off in the first book and continue.  If I have read the first book, I love this option.  The author did a good job at giving some of the back story while moving this story forward.  It didn't take long for me to feel like I had a good feel for the backstory and the characters.

I would like to read the first book,The Warrior's Return.  It will not be able to get to it for a while though....sigh.

I liked the action and mild romance of this book.  Ian has problems when it comes to courting a girl.  His experiences are unique, partly because he is from another planet.  There is sword wielding, warrior training, magic, and a whole bunch of other things that young readers will enjoy.

I really enjoyed the author's voice.  She has a great writing style and does a great job at description and moving the story.  Again, I look forward to getting a proper introduction to her fantasy world and the characters who inhabit it.

About the Author:  Alyson Peterson lives in a mountainside gully—of all places—in northern Utah with her neurotic, shed-tastic dog, two ninja kids, and superhero husband. She spends her time painting, breaking bones at her Martial Arts class (mostly her own) and reading as many books as she can get her hands on. Alyson is the author of “Ian Quicksilver: The Warrior’s Return.”

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September 14: Jorie Loves a Story | She Calls Me Mama Leisha
September 15:
September 16: Mel’s Shelves
September 17: Reidhead Random-ness
September 18:
September 19: Scotty Watty Doodle All the Day | Rockin’ Book Reviews
September 20: Blooming With Books
September 21: Inklings and Notions | Aaron Blaylock
September 22: MuseInks
September 23: Lysandra James
September 24: Sibscript
September 25:
September 26: Wishful Endings
September 27: Cindy Hogan
September 28: Bookworm Lisa
September 29: Singing Librarian Books
September 30: Kevin Nielsen

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