Title: The Guardian: The Journey Begins (Women of Avaron Book 1)
Author: Chisto Healy
A battle to avenge the past is also a fight to protect the future.
Twelve years ago, Marista, warrior for the royal guard of Avaron, was given the sworn duty of protecting her fallen kingdom’s infant prince, Derrin. Marista was hidden away with the prince while her people fought and died at the hands of the Vorcan raiders.
Now… Lord Vorcan is hunting them to eliminate what remains of his enemy. With no one to oppose him he could replace the Lands’ many cultures with a one world dictatorship ruled by his own iron fist. Avaron lives on in Marista’s heart and now she has more than a fallen kingdom to fight for. Derrin is no longer just her king, he is her son, and she will do anything to keep him safe. This means taking on slave traders, pirates, and the Vorcan Empire itself, and this is just the beginning. All of the Lands are about to discover that there is no greater fight than the one driven by love.
Regardless of what genre Chisto Healy writes, one thing is a guaranteed: a whirlwind of adventure.
This fantasy novel, the first step in a wonderful new series, is no different. Vibrant characters and vivid descriptions help us take the plunge into a world of badass women, pirates, and sea creatures.
Will the power of a mother’s love prevail over all?
Recommended for fans of fantasy books with strong female leads and suspenseful adventure.