Saturday, June 18, 2011

Early Review: Honeyed Words by J.A Pitts

Honeyed Words
Author:J.A. Pitts
Release Date: July 5, 2011
Publisher: Tor
Black Blade Book #1
ISBN:  0765329077
ISBN13: 9780765329073
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher
Sarah Beauhall is a blacksmith, has a night job as a props manager for a low-budget movie, and spends her free time fighting in a medieval re-enactment group. Her world falls apart when she discovers that dragons are real and live among us as shapeshifters; in fact, it is they who have been the secret masters of our world from time immemorial. On top of all this, it appears that Sarah has managed to reforge an ancient sword that everyone suddenly wants...and those who don’t want the weapon want Sarah to take on her destiny and become humanity’s saviour.
As Sarah tries to make her way in this new world, she discovers just how little she knows of reality.  Fairies and dwarves and giants abound, the fault line of the Pacific Northwest is rife with ancient Norse magic. Odin himself appears with ravens at his side and cryptic advice for the fledgling heroine.  And the cherry on the sundae?  The discovery that Sarah’s girlfriend is from a family that has been battling these forces for generations and they look to Sarah as their last best hope.
What’s a girl to do when the powers of the world decide that you’re responsible for cleaning up the magical mess?

Sarah is learning to deal with her self a little better in HONEYED WORDS, she is finally accepting who and what she is which makes a lot of things run a little smoother. She still seems to have a lot to learn about herself and her new life but she is trucking along the best she can. There are some interesting characters and situations added to her story as she fights some new bad guys. People she cares about are once again in danger but also have her back. We learn a little bit more about Sarah's family and I'm hoping that book 3 will include some more of her past. The world that J.A Pitts has made continues to grow and develop and I have enjoyed learning about all the different creatures in it. The ending makes it clear that Sarahs journey is far from over and I will keep on reading the series.

I gave it 3.5/5 stars

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