Genre: Fantasy/ Reverse Harem
Expected Publication Date: November 6th, 2018
The rules of the Second, a list by Faith Blackwell.
One: technology doesn’t work. The Second doesn’t need electricity when it has magic. Two: don’t trust anyone. The Second’s races—the Elven, the Malus, the Ulen and the Dracon—are way too pretty to trust. Three: when someone tells you you’re the new Harbinger, believe them. Bad things happen if you don’t.
Back in the sixties, the last Harbinger permanently opened the gateways between Earth and the Second. Humanity grew accordingly. Faith is in her fifth year at the Academy, with her sight set on joining the Division, the branch of government that enforces what most law enforcement can’t, like smuggling goods between worlds. Following her mother’s footsteps has always been the plan.
Of course, she doesn’t want to follow them to a T. Her mother had awful luck with men, as did her grandma. Faith wouldn’t mind finding out what’s so special about a man that it has her quirky grandma swearing at them constantly. A field trip to the Second is just what she needs.
Being the first female Harbinger in the Second’s history and having to face down the realm’s most dangerous Dracon, also known as the ridiculously-named Dread King? Not what she needs.
Faith isn’t a hero. That sort of responsibility is not what she wants. The perks that come with it—like a sexy but infuriating Elf, a flirty Malus, and a quiet and pensive Ulen—well, maybe for them she’ll make an exception to her grandma’s no-man rule.
Maybe she’ll have them all.
The Harbinger is the first in a slow-burn, reverse harem fantasy series. Expect eventual hot and steamy scenes, coupled with the “Chosen One” trope, and a heroine who will reluctantly try to save a world that isn’t hers.
Review: Since this summer, I’ve found that I enjoy RH style romances (not always, but it’s a nice change!) and have started taking another look at paranormal reads, as well as some fantasies I’d have likely overlooked before.. This is one of those that I ended up reading, and I can happily say I really enjoyed it! I’ve always been a fantasy fan, but for a while I thought the only fantasy was Epic Fantasy written by the ‘Kings of Fantasy’, things like The Lord of the Rings or the Wheel of Time to mention a few.
The Harbinger is a fun and quick read, and I’m excited to see what other adventures Faith Blackwell gets up to! She’s a strong and feisty female in a dangerous world. At times she reminds me of young female characters like Celaena Sardothien in Throne of Glass, with a sassy swagger and thinking she can conquer the world. (I have a weakness for these characters it seems.) Of course this attitude leads to loads of…interesting situations!
About the Author
Hey guys! I’m a writer, an office worker, a wife, a mother to two dogs and two cats, and half of a strange pair of young adults who flip the houses they’re living in with the goal of having no mortgage (so that I can eventually focus on my writing career!). Needless to say, I’m busy.
Still, I somehow find time to write, to read, and to enjoy life. Wish there were more hours in the day, really!
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