Book Review: The Sapphire Scythe

Title:The Sapphire Scythe (The Order of the Red Shadow #1)

Author:JB Trepaigner



Born in battle, my birth brought peace. But peace is boring and so is the warlock I’m betrothed to.

Real Name: Aria Emanuele

Code Name: The Sapphire Scythe

Supe Status: First vampire/Succubus hybrid. Heir to the Aeternae clan.

Military status: Top spy and assassin for the Universal Army.

I’ve been running from my duties as the heir to the supe kingdom to marry Cade, my intended, and create more hybrid children for centuries. I’ve been playing soldier, spy, assassin, or whatever takes me close to the action instead. My parents and my people think I just need time to sow my royal oats, but I love this too much to give it up.

Humans have brought themselves to World War Three. My mission in the Universal Army is to get close to the dictator who caused it. I already suspect he’s got a supe close to him, but I’m keeping it to myself for now. I want to do this myself. I had a mark close to Zimin, the dictator. My mission was simple. Extract information, then kill him. Something went horribly wrong that night. I wake up in a hotel room with a Lycan, a vamp, and a warlock. All trained assassins like me. Seems my dear parents sent them here.

There’s also a little catch in there. According to the men in my hotel, nature has given me three mates instead of one. Nature and my parents expect me to pick. Nature has sick sense of humor and seems to know my horrible taste in men. There’s Ronric, the huge Irish Lycan, Rainer, the dark Egyptian Warlock, and Kalon, the swarthy Bulgarian vampire. I had a lot of fun in all three countries before swearing off men from any of those places and refusing to go back.

Now, I’ve got 3 beautiful men in front of mewith all the qualities I want in a man and I have no idea how I’m supposed topick.

My Review

4/5 Stars

 I’ve never read a reverse harem book before this one, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the premise intrigued me. This book did not disappoint! Full of action and steamy romance, The Sapphire Scythe was different from other urban fantasy books I’ve read with an interesting insight into the supernatural and the way they interact with one another and humans. My only issue is that I feel as if the book could’ve had a little bit more of a backstory just because there were so many different Covens/supernatural groups that it would’ve made it that much better to know more about this book’s world. Other than that, this is a recommended read!

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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