A Wonderful Fantasy!,November 16, 2007
Before a Queen could claim her hold on the throne, she must bring into this world another female child. The child must be sired by the Bishop, and he is not to spend the nights with the soon to be Queen or even have any fatherly rights. Shahzar was not yet Queen but she planned to change quite a few things once she was crowned, and even a couple rules changed before she bore her child.
Shahzar wanted to bring back the Dark Power that had been banished from Kaladia, only she was searching for something that was much more near than she thought possible; she only need look inside herself. Shahzar also had ideas of what love could be, but once she met the Bishop Raynier, she developed feelings for him but could not let them show.
Raynier professed his love to Shahazar the first night he was to lay with her and get her with child, that confession saved his life. Shahmi, Shahazar’s uncle devised a plan to kill the priest in hopes of making Shahazar’s plans for the Shan-Sei Temple able to go forward. But it was Shahmi that met his untimely death. And when Shahzar goes on a rampage seeking revenge with the Goddess Ishas on her side, King Tustin Aberwier will meet his slow, tortured death.
Shahzar has big plans for the Guild Counsel when she is crowned Queen, but she must birth a female child first, or will that also be something that is changed? There are many surprises that I look forward to in the next books to come of this series.
Anastasia Rabiyah ensorceles the reader with her fantasy novel Shahzar Warrior Queen, each and every character no matter how small was detailed and brought such life to this story. I loved that her main character went against each and every rule because she knew in her heart what must be done, no matter what the old traditions were. Such a strong willed woman but still soft and feminine enough to feel comfort in the arms of a man.
I loved reading this exciting, adventurous work of art. Then next book in the series is called Last Shan-Sei and I can not begin to tell you how excited I will be once that book is released. I look forward to following Queen Shahzar in her quests to rebuild her city. 5 Hearts