Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Illusion of Night

Title: Illusion of Night
Author: C. J. Black
Publisher: Liquid Silver Publishing
Publisher URL: http://www.liquidsilverbooks.com
ISBN: 978-1-59578-724-8
Genre: {M/M}, Fantasy
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

With his mother and sister dead and his father and brother setting him up to die, Prince Vanlyn’s life is a living nightmare. Then he met High Lord Tanderes.

Illusion of Night by C.J. Black was a very interesting story, set in a world where magic is commonplace and not always used for good. The main characters do not come together under the best of conditions and, to be honest, I did not always like Dane, Lord Tanderes, in the beginning. The animosity and mistrust, as well as the underlining lust Dane and Vanlyn feel in the beginning, comes across clearly for the reader. The author also lets these feelings play out at their own pace rather than forcing them along, which gave the story a realistic feel. When the two men finally come together, you can see that all their previous struggles have allowed them to form a stronger partnership.

The author also did a wonderful job weaving together a world of fantasy that I am sure many readers will hope to visit again. The secondary characters, both good and bad, enrich an already fantastic story.

This was one of those books that, once I started, I could not put down as I was constantly wondering what would happen next and how the author would bring Dane and Vanlyn together. The characters were fascinating and the strongly written story held my attention until the last page.


CJ Black said...

Thank you so much for the great review! I'm glad you enjoyed Illusion of Night and I hope you'll read and enjoy more of my works in the future. Have a nice evening.

lyne said...

thanks for the great story. it was fun to read.

CJ Black said...

Thanks lyne, glad you enjoyed it!