Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Cypher by S. G. Rogers Book Review
Blurb from the book:
After tragedy destroys her past, a beautiful tavern keeper’s daughter discovers a silver key that may unlock her magical future.
Although she has no memories before the quake that destroyed the kingdom of Augury, Cypher McCall holds a steadfast hatred of the repressive Cauldian regime now ruling the country. Because her magical gifts are deemed subversive, she does her best to avoid detection. Unfortunately for Cypher, however, she’s too beautiful to ignore. After a Cauldian contingent arrives in her hometown, a chance encounter leaves her repulsed by the arrogant Prince Ewan and attracted to his distant cousin, Lord Joss.
When she learns Prince Ewan plans to tear down the ruins of nearby Castle Augur, Cypher vows to stop him. Although handsome Lord Joss tries to protect her from his vindictive cousin, Cypher can’t bring herself to trust the enemy. At the same time, nightmares and dreams nudge her toward reclaiming childhood memories. She stumbles on a silver key that she hopes will unlock her past, but first she must confront a long repressed horror at the Castle Augur ruins.
Can Cypher evade Prince Ewan long enough to recover her memories? Is Lord Joss all that he seems or is his charm a ruse to ensnare the unwary? Finally, will the knowledge of her true identity tear Cypher apart or empower her to restore everything she ever loved?
I started Cypher and a few pages into it I thought that I had the book figured out. I decided that I would like it, but because I had the story figured out that I would be partially disappointed. Boy was I wrong! Whatever you think you have figured out, you don't! The story is unique and interesting! Cypher is a great strong main character, with fire and gumption! She isn't just some beautiful girl waiting to be rescued, she wants to do the rescuing! I loved the story that S. G. Rogers created and how it surprised me; especially when I thought I knew what would happen! Cypher has magic, castles, romance and even some fighting too! A great read when you don't have much time, I highly recommend Cypher! Five stars!
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