Monday, October 28, 2013

Book Review Blog Tour and Giveawy: The Lost Dacome Files #1 - The Battle for Arcanon Major by Alexandra May

Today is my stop on the Lost Dacome Files #1 Blog Tour - The Battle for Arcanon Major. I am doing a review stop. If you would like to see the other stops on the tour, please click on the tour schedule.

Dark FutureThe Battle for Arcanon Major “As daughter of our ruler I grew up in the crossfire of an ongoing war... All I’d ever wanted to be was a great warrior and ultimately lead my people into victorious battles." With only a small army at her command Halíka Dacomé, a skilled warrior and daughter of the Elemental King, is ready to lead one final battle to save her planet. A battle against the savage, bloodthirsty Primords who want to extinguish the diminished race of Elementals once and for all. But before battle commences her father is given an ultimatum from the enemy leader, Arfron Uhnok. If the king agrees, Halíka Dacomé must marry Arfron Uhnok to prevent further bloodshed. If the king disagrees they, as a race, will all perish. Horrified by her fathers decision Halíka Dacomé leads her army onward regardless of the consequences. Because her heart belongs to another. A love that blossomed many years ago. A love that her father has forbidden. Halíka faces her toughest battle yet and learns that not all battles are those fought with a sword... The Battle for Arcanon Major is an epic love story set against the backdrop of war and is the first Prequel to Elemental: The First.

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Praise: "Excellent story. Plot line is great, definitely 2 thumbs up. Couldn't put it down, easy read, excellent prequel to the elemental. Would definitely recommend Alexandra May!!" "Amazing story had my attention the entire story it is hard to find a book like this, I definitely give it 5 stars." "Excellent short story. Plot line is great, definitely 2 thumbs up. Couldn't put it down, an easy read. Would definitely recommend Alexandra May!!"  

My Thoughts:

Wow. That was my first thought after reading the last word in this book. This was a fantastic book. From start to finish it gripped me. I finished it in two days even reading with a migraine headache.

 I loved the character of Halika Dacome. She is the daughter of the king, and Overlord of 

the Army. She is a strong and caring leader. She cares deeply and compassionately for her people and the men and women under her command. She is loyal to her father, who hasn’t responded to his children as a father since their mother died. As much as I like her however, when she used her power in the final battle, I didn’t much care for the person she became. Yet, I felt for her too when she received her sentence. The quick change in the way I felt about Halika is all due to the skill of the author. I’m not quite sure how she did it, but she has a powerful use of words.

This was an excellent book with clean language, suitable for all ages from teens through adults. The romance element in it was sweet and clean. The plot was very interesting with a number of surprising twists. Even at the end of the book I’m not convinced totally one way or the other whether or not Nerido wanted to marry Halika purely out of love or also partly with an ulterior motive. Perhaps further clarity will come in the sequel.

I loved the plot of this story, and the many different directions it took as various incidences took place that cast a new light on the actions of the characters. The author has done a marvelous job of making you be able to relate to each of the main characters, whether it be to love them or to hate them.

The descriptions of the use of Halika’s powers are quite vivid and create awesome imagery within the mind. Likewise the description of the world Xiryathon.

This book is the prequel to The Elemental Series. I’m definitely looking forward to reading all of these books.

This was one of the best books I have read this year! It’s now one of my favourites. I gave this book 5 stars!

I received this book for free in exchange for my fair and honest review.

alexandraAbout the Author:

Alexandra May Alexandra May is an English author of three books, bringing together the epic saga of Halíka Dacomé and her modern day equivalent, Rose Frost. Elemental: The First, Elemental: Origin and The Battle for Arcanon Major draw in Alexandra's love of strong women characters, sci-fi, history, romance and a little warmongering on the side!  

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  1. Thank you so much for a great review. xx

    1. You are so welcome! It was an awesome book! I look forward to reading the rest of the series.