Burning Alive: The Sentinel Wars, Book 1

Burning Alive

Burning AliveAuthor: Shannon K. Butcher
Book Name: Burning Alive
Series: The Sentinel Wars
Order: #1
Genre: Fantasy/Romance
Rating:  Really Good


Blurb: CAUTION : readers MAY feel the heat coming off the pages.

They are the Sentinels…

Three races descended from ancient guardians of mankind, each possessing unique abilities in their battle to protect humanity against their eternal foes the Synestryn. Now, one warrior must fight his own desire if he is to discover the power that lies within his one true love

Helen Day is haunted by visions of herself surrounded by flames, as a dark-haired man watches her burn. So when she sees the man of her nightmares staring at her from across a diner, she attempts to flee but instead ends up in the mans arms. There, she awakens a force more powerful and enticing than she could ever imagine. For the man is actually Theronai warrior Drake, whose own pain is driven away by Helen’s presence.

Together, they may become more than lovers they may become a weapon of light that could tip the balance of the war and save Drakes people.

Review:  This was really a pretty good book.  There are a few things that kind of come across initially as a cookie cutter paranormal type romance shtick, but they blend in well with the world that is created here and actually end up being a little different so that worked out.

I have a tendency to dislike “fated” type mating scenarios.  This, while it has that flavor still gives a bit of uniqueness that I like.  I especially like the fact that the pairing is really a true partnership rather than one person being a dominant personality while the other one is week.  And it is there, ultimately, because of choice, which was awesome.

For me, this was a pretty fresh concept for this genre and I really enjoyed it.



Author: TJ Fox

I am a slightly sane artist, amateur photographer, book addict, wife, mom and raging introvert. I have more hobbies than I can count, so it is beyond shocking that I manage to find time to do any of them, let alone most of them and still have time to do anything else. Of all the talents I claim, writing wasn’t one of them until my muse dropped the idea for a book on my head.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.