Friday, July 25, 2014
Evil has a new enemy, Aranya, Princess
of Immadia, Dragon Shapeshifter.
Chained to a rock and tossed off a cliff by her boyfriend, Aranya is executed for high treason against the Sylakian Empire. Falling a league into the deadly Cloudlands is not a fate she ever envisaged. But what if she did not die? What if she could spread her wings and fly?
Long ago, Dragons ruled the Island-World above the Cloudlands. But their Human slaves cast off the chains of Dragonish tyranny. Humans spread across the Islands in their flying Dragonships, colonising, building and warring. Now, the all-conquering Sylakians have defeated the last bastion of freedom–the Island-Kingdom of Immadia.
An intriguing new paranormal fantasy, Aranya, by author Marc Secchia is the first book in the Shapeshifter Dragons series and one that may well capture your imagination. It’s a popular genre with a host of new releases readily filling the shelves, but Secchia certainly seems ready to make his mark. With rarely a dull moment, he spins a mythical yarn, achieving a notable balance between luxurious detail and intense action, which fans of the high fantasy genre will certainly applaud, but it’s Secchia’s world building prowess that really sets this tale apart. He has a meticulous eye for detail and a vivid imagination which are well captured on the page and whilst it isn’t a quick read, his delivery is timely and never feels forced. With a host of colourful and many original character incarnations, the time honoured theme of good versus evil takes on a refreshingly unfamiliar dimension.
Definitely a fantasy series to have on your watch list and sure to be well recieved, Aranya is deserving of your attention and is strongly recommended.