Neera lives a peaceful and untroubled existence with her aunt, until one day she discovers her own extraordinary powers. Due to her druid heritage, Neera’s abilities are the stuff of fairy tales; romance and adventure abounds as she sets off on a quest to fulfil her destiny. There is danger in store, however; the current Unseelie Queen, Visha, desires that Neera be brought to her, and has sent a mercenary to do her bidding. Pursued for her gifts, Neera must undergo great sacrifice and risk to her life – all while finding out who she truly is, and uncovering love in the most unexpected of places.

Set in a medieval-esque fantasy universe, Jennifer Creighton’s Azaron follows a young woman’s riveting journey that sets her on the path to self-discovery. Neera’s magic filled adventure allows her not only to realize where she comes from, but also what she desires out of life. The different versions of Neera, as viewed by Tristan and Caleb, demonstrate how far she has grown over the course of the story; she is no longer the timid, uncertain girl who left her aunt’s village, but a capable and decisive woman in control of her abilities.

While I heartily enjoyed this fresh fantasy story, I felt that certain characters felt somewhat one-dimensional, with Tristan’s distinguishing characteristic being his love and devotion for Neera. Nevertheless, this is a dynamic and action-filled story that fantasy and romance readers alike can appreciate.

Neera’s development as a character is the linchpin that holds this steamy fantasy together and makes it successful. Her growing preference for Caleb, who teaches her to fight and encourages her to harness her abilities, rather than Tristan, who still sees her as vulnerable and in need of protection, reflects the significant changes she has undergone.

The magical elements of this novel also make it an enjoyable read, as we watch Neera traverse a richly-imagined world while also exploring her own identity. Azaron is a spellbinding romantic fantasy that is highly entertaining.

Pages: 324 | ASIN: B09W8XSX7H

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