More domestic than its predecessor, but just as entertaining
TL;DR – The continuing adventures of Ivariel, and her new life wiht the D’tiembo family.
Ragdoll Rating: 4.5/5 Buttons
Recommended For: Folk who enjoy romance with a bit of action thrown in for good measure
About the Book…
Warrior of the World is the sequel to Exile of the Seas (Book Review: Exile of the Seas (Jeffe Kennedy) ). With her former husband dead and buried, Ivariel is learning to live again among the D’tiembo family, who have welcomed her with open arms. But all is not as it seems.
Ivariel soon learns that Ochieng had introduced her as his betrothed, and his family had treated her accordingly. Ivariel finds herself trapped by her past trauma, and must learn to trust others to help her overcome her history. But soon, Ivariel’s destiny comes knocking and she must take up the post of Warrior Priestest in order to protect the people she loves.
What I thought…
This book was so much fun. For the most part, this book had a more gentle pace to it. Where Exile of the Seas was all about escaping an abusive existence, Warrior of the World focuses a great deal on exploring aspects of Ivariel’s character and how she relates to the world at large.
Ivariel’s relationship with Ochieng is explored extensively in this book, and it’s heartbreak as well as heartwarming. Ivariel has such horrific memories associated with love and relationships, but with Ochieng’s tender patience, she learns very, very slowly to come to terms with them and to blossom into something more than just the product of her past.
But this book isn’t without it’s action. Ivariel must learn to take up her position as a Warrior Priestess in order to protect her new family from rival civilisations, raiding in desperation after the rainy season.
This book does have several chapters of explicit sexual content, but I don’t think it’s gratuitous or out of place – it’s enjoyable and readable, even though erotic writing is not my thing.
If you enjoyed Exile of the Seas and wanted character development and more romance, you will love this book.
Please Note: I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The opinions contained within are my own and have not been influenced by any external entity!