Thank you so much to Dave for letting me take part in this tour! And to Devri!
Six years ago, Grey Malteer was attacked by creatures he thought couldn’t possibly exist. They repeated a word, calling him a name he’d never heard before…Venator. Since then, his life has been a hellhole of secrecy—hiding old pain alongside strange new abilities.
Rune Jenkins has an itch, as she calls it, but it’s more than that. It’s an anger that builds up like the inside of a boiler whenever she’s around anything remotely supernatural. The pressure is growing steadily worse and she can’t understand why. All she knows is—her control is slipping.
By order of an unknown council Grey and Rune are pulled through a portal in the St. Louis arch, landing them in an alternate dimension where creatures of myth and legend exist. A realm that calls them, Venators.
Made up of centuries old fae, vampires, werewolves, elves and succubi the council’s corrupt nature becomes obvious as they seek to wield the newly returned Venators as weapons. Wedged in an impossible position, Grey and Rune must decide their fate—do they go against the council’s wishes and help the innocents of this unforgiving land, or face the possibility of execution by the council.
After reading some awesome reviews my first thought when I picked up this book was ‘where is Beltran’? Butt i was captivated by this world and characters and therefore forgot about Beltran for a while… maybe… hehe
The world building and characters where (as I said) definitely the main thing that caught my interest. We are introduced to so much of this world at once that I was afraid I wouldnt be able to understand it but I could imagine the world so vividly in my mind that I felt like I was their.
Each character that I was introduced to had characteristics that I could relate to or a sarcastic comment that made me instantly like them. Rune was such a great character and reacted to the situation that she was thrown into in a realistic way. Which was refreshing to read. Her character development and her confidence in understanding the world around her grew so much by the end of the book. But every character, whether it be Tate, Tamera or Gray, where all really likeable to me. However, none of them compared to Beltran😂 (even though we don’t see him that much) he was just the best! Andddd (spoiler alert) I’ve heard Devri say that he appears even more in book 2 so… I am very excited hehe.
I don’t really know what to say about this book other than you should read it. It was exactly was I was looking for, I wanted a paranormal fantasy world with fae, magic, great world building and a tiny bit of romance that was an easy and light read and that is exactly what I got!
There was no time when I was reading this book that I felt bored, every page left me wanting more and I am so glad I have book 2 already on hand!! I will be picking up Devri’s others series now as well! 100% worth the read!
Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
Devri Walls is a US and international bestselling author. Having released five novels to date, she specializes in all things fantasy and paranormal. She is best known for her uncanny world- building skills and her intricate storylines, and her ability to present this all in an easy-to-digest voice. Now gearing up for her first national release, Devri is excited to introduce her sixth novel, book one in the Venators series. She loves to engage with her loyal following through social media and online sessions she organizes for her readers. Devri lives in Meridian, Idaho with her husband and two kids. When not writing she can be found teaching voice lessons, reading, cooking or binge watching whatever show catches her fancy.