Friday, May 20, 2011

Initiate by Tara Maya

The Unfinished Song: Initiate
by Tara Maya

Published: 2010
Publisher: Misque Press
Genre: Action, Coming of Age, Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Romance, YA
Rating: 4

Description from the amazon:


Dindi can't do anything right, maybe because she spends more time dancing with pixies than doing her chores. Her clan hopes to marry her off and settle her down, but she dreams of becoming a Tavaedi, one of the powerful warrior-dancers whose secret magics are revealed only to those who pass a mysterious Test during the Initiation ceremony. The problem? No-one in Dindi's clan has ever passed the Test. Her grandmother died trying. But Dindi has a plan.


Kavio is the most powerful warrior-dancer in Faearth, but when he is exiled from the tribehold for a crime he didn't commit, he decides to shed his old life. If roving cannibals and hexers don't kill him first, this is his chance to escape the shadow of his father's wars and his mother's curse. But when he rescues a young Initiate girl, he finds himself drawn into as deadly a plot as any he left behind. He must decide whether to walk away or fight for her... assuming she would even accept the help of an exile.

The Unfinished Song series:
Sacrifice - Summer 2011

My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): Faerth
The setting of this story is in a hunter/gatherer kind of world that incorporates magic and the fae.

I liked learning about the coming of age process and watching the growing friendships with these characters.

Loved the humorous bits with the character, Gwenika. You can get a sense of her on this guest post from the author. She can be a hoot ;-D

fyi: kindle edition is currently available for $4.99

--~ eBook Giveaway courtesy of author ~--

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* review copy courtesy of author

* read Tara's guest post starring Gwenika

* part of Fairy Tales in Bruges (the sequel) event


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