Title: Nav’aria: The Marked Heir

Author: K.J. Backer

Pages: 394

Genre: Fantasy

Cover: A

Rating: 5/5

Book Blurb:




Labels and questions swirl in Darion’s troubled mind. Why did his birthparents abandon him? Why is he haunted by visions of mythical beasts, a captive, and her torturer? And why is his birthmark glowing?

Discovering his true-identity may cost Darion everything, as he is suddenly confronted with a war-ravaged Realm and the answers he has always sought. Rav’Arians wreak havoc at the command of a sadistic usurper who led a grisly coup against the Marked Royals. Unicorn, Centaur, Nymph, and man have joined forces to face the oncoming threat of evil, yet their forces are slipping, and hope seems lost.

Three generations interwoven throughout Nav’Arian history will reach as far as rural Oregon, to see the Kingdom unified once more.

The only question is, will the return of the Marked Heir help or hinders in the fight for Nav’Aria?

My Review:

There is so much I want to say about this book. It has everything a fantasy novel should have! It has mythical creatures, which everyone should love, plot, developed characters, an interesting progression of events. I was really excited to read this novel for quite some time, and it did NOT disappoint. The imagery K.J. Backer's writing creates in your mind is superb and magnanimous. The battle scenes were written well, and I was enthralled the entire time. What is really amazing about this story is the emotion of the author. It has been some time that I have read something that truly had the spirit of the writer.

If you want to read a story that involves unicorns that aren't stereotypical, i.e. pink, fluffy, cotton candy eating creatures, then you need to pick up this novel. I highly recommend this novel to everyone who loves fantasy of any genre.

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