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About Chasing Power:
Title: Chasing Power
Author: Constance Phillips
Series: (The Realm’s Salvation #3)
Pub. Date: June 7th, 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Inkslinger PR
This is the third book of a series, but it is a stand alone. It is not necessary to read the other books to enjoy this story.
For Keiran Saysin, protecting the fairy population from humans is more than a job. It is passion and his duty to the realm. Since Eero’s revolution failed—and the discovery of fairy power lying dormant in some of the human population, that job hasn’t been easy. Now that his sister and her husband are welcoming a set of twins, old enemies have come out of hiding, hoping the children will a serve as a key to reclaiming what has been stripped from them.
Enter Annie Valentine, the genetic researcher Daniel’s mother has employed. Keiran knows the smart thing to do is cast a spell and push the human away, but something about the way she stands toe to toe and eye to eye has him forgetting that getting involved with a human could cost him everything he values, including his power.
Keiran is a Protector. He serves the realm and the realm is his #1 priority at all times. When Annie meets him, he’s doing everything he can to protect his family from his sister’s husband’s power-starved Uncle, especially since she just gave birth to two little ones. Full of action, romance, and danger, this is a book that goes by quickly.
I can’t connect to any of the characters. It’s not that they’re bad or distant, I just wasn’t invested enough to make a connection.
Kieran protects like it’s his duty, feels he shouldn’t be able to find love while he’s so dedicated to his job that he would die for, and he started off hating humans because they don’t have powers. Annie changed that, and instead he began thinking she was easily manipulated (by fairy powers) and it scared him, so he kept trying to push her away. He’s slightly insecure, fiercely protective and loyal, but he’s also fairly closed minded and doesn’t always see the whole picture. He does develop and I look forward to reading more about that, though.
Annie threw herself at Keiran even when he kept walking away. I like that she was confident and went after what she wanted, but after a while she just came off desperate. She’s intelligent and kind, and she also has her insecurities, which I enjoyed because flaws.
The writing keeps the book flowing smoothly, and even if you’re not invented in the sorry, it’s a pretty quick and engaging read. The premise of it drew me in, and I enjoyed it.
Unfortunately, I found there wasn’t enough world building (it can be read as a stand alone, but I guess reading the first two books would be best for the details about the world that I want). I can visualize the Council and how they work, the power and status isn’t what the book is lacking, it’s the actual details about the realm. I know the air is lighter, I know there’s prisoner cells and a council hall and houses for them to live, but I don’t have the details to be able to picture it all. Where are the houses, is it a village a town a city? Is the council hall right in the center and what does it look like? Do they have grass and gardens and flowers everywhere? I know they have to eat/drink anything fruity in the human world because that’s how they get their strength since they can’t stomach human food easily, but why? Is it because their world only has fruits?
The romance is an instant attraction. Keiran’s walls crumble within the first night he met Annie, and Annie immediately felt herself softening for him. They went on dates, got into multiple arguments, and Keitan kept walking away from her. So why did she put up with it? I didn’t like the romance enough that I got invested, but I also didn’t hate it. My heart didn’t get all warm and fuzzy, and I didn’t really care if they were together or not (I wanted Annie to actually be done with him when she said she was, because Keiran will always see her as human and easy to manipulate [fairy power controls us humans] and even with a little bit of doubt, he’d walk away).
The conflict was so easily solved! Well, the part that was a problem from the beginning anyway. There was no mystery as to who was hurting who and wanting power, and nobody died or was injured after any arrack. The worst was they were exhausted. Nick only wanted to be a part of his family. But his nephew got power and decide his uncle was using him so he kicked him out of his life (which again, I probably would’ve understood more if I read the first two books in the series). Then Nick was the bad guy because he wanted a little power so maybe his nephew would accept him. Yeah he went about it in bad ways, but wouldn’t you if nothing else worked for two years?? Evidently, I liked Nick’s character.
Overall though, the plot was fairly simple but ended with a feeling that the next book will be more complex. I’m looking forward to it!
Chasing Power is a quick fantasy read with action and danger and a plot to kill someone because of power. The romance isn’t the best and I felt like I didn’t have all the information, but it’s still an enjoyable read with fantastic fantasy aspects!
Fairyproof (The Realm’s Salvation, book 1)
Amazon (Kindle) – http://amzn.to/28PSgsH
Council Courtship (The Realm’s Salvation, book 2)
Amazon – http://amzn.to/290wlB1
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Constance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, daughter, and four canine kids where she writes contemporary romance novels and paranormal romance novels.
When not writing stories of finding and rediscovering love, Constance and her husband spend the hours planning a cross-country motorcycle trip for the not-so-distant future…if they can find a sidecar big enough for the pups.
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