First, a bit about the author: Tameri Etherton is the author of the Song of the Swords fantasy series. She also writes steamy romance under the name Tameri Tiara. Tameri writes “kickass heroines” and “hot heroes” (my favorite romantic combo!)
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Author: Tameri Etherton
Title: The Stones of Kaldaar (Song of the Swords #1)
The Stones of Kaldaar is an epic fantasy about a woman named Taryn and her role in Aelinae’s future. She was raised on Earth without knowledge of who or what she was. She and her guardian traveled to her birth planet. Between the dark and light, one woman needs to decide who she is and what she stands for.
I loved this story.
About Aelinae – and one of the reasons I’m ranking this as a 5 star – is because of the maps and details in the novel and online. You can find Aelinae World Maps on her website. Call me a dragon geek, but ever since the Hobbit, I have a fondness for tracing character movements through maps and create my own maps for my universes. It adds something concrete to the fantastic and makes it feel more real.
If you love fantasy because of the deep world building and the fantastic characters, go read this book.
Five stars. Epic fantasy with romance and an whole new world to explore! I will read this again!