Lonen’s Reign by Jeffe Kennedy @jeffekennedy

Posted April 3, 2019 by Melanie in Book Review / 25 Comments

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  Lonen’s Reign by Jeffe Kennedy @jeffekennedy Lonen's Reign by Jeffe Kennedy
Series: Sorcerous Moons #6
Published by Brightlynx Publishing on March 20, 2019
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 151
Format: eARC
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A Looming Threat
The sorceress Oria has finally come into her own—able to wield the power of her birthright and secure in the marriage she once believed would bring her only misery. But the past she escaped still chases her, and the certainty of war promises to destroy everything she’s fought to have.

An Impossible War
Once before Lonen led an army in a desperate attempt to stop the powerfully murderous sorcerers of Bára—and he nearly lost everything. Now he must return to the battlefield that took the lives of so many of his people. Only this time he has more to risk than ever.

The Final Conflict
With guile, determination—and unexpected allies—Oria and Lonen return to the place where it all began… and only hope that it won’t also be the end of them.

Lonen’s Reign is the final book in Jeffe Kennedy’s Sorcerous Moons series. We’ve followed Oria and Lonen throughout the series of novella length stories. They finally will get their HEA, but their journey was not an easy one.

It’s wonderful seeing both of these characters grow as they have, throughout the series. They took their marriage, that was originally meant to stop a war, to grow into a loving couple willing to do whatever it took to keep each other and their people safe.

I really enjoyed this series, which is a pretty quick read, with each book being only a novella length of less than 300 pages each. It has some great characters I feel in love with. I really was rooting for Oria and Lonen throughout the story. The side characters are also something you root for. My favorite secondary human is Lonen’s brother, Arnon. He’s an engineering nerd and I just love him for it. I also love Chuffta, Oria’s dragon familiar. He’s very snarky.

If you like fantasy stories with magic, dragons, golems, plus wars between groups with romance, this is a fun series. And the covers are amazing. I love them all. I can’t wait to see what Ms. Kennedy has up next. Oh, that’s the Forgotten Empires series. **excited dance**

About Jeffe Kennedy

Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author whose works include novels, non-fiction, poetry, and short fiction. She has been a Ucross Foundation Fellow, received the Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship for Poetry, and was awarded a Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award.

Her award-winning fantasy romance trilogy The Twelve Kingdoms hit the shelves starting in May 2014. Book 1, The Mark of the Tala, received a starred Library Journal review and was nominated for the RT Book of the Year while the sequel, The Tears of the Rose received a Top Pick Gold and was nominated for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Best Fantasy Romance of 2014. The third book, The Talon of the Hawk, won the RT Reviewers’ Choice Best Fantasy Romance of 2015. Two more books followed in this world, beginning the spin-off series The Uncharted Realms. Book one in that series, The Pages of the Mind, has also been nominated for the RT Reviewer’s Choice Best Fantasy Romance of 2016 and won RWA’s 2017 RITA® Award. The second book, The Edge of the Blade, released December 27, 2016, and is a PRISM finalist, along with The Pages of the Mind. The next in the series, The Shift of the Tide, will be out in August, 2017. A high fantasy trilogy taking place in The Twelve Kingdoms world is forthcoming from Rebel Base books in 2018.

She also introduced a new fantasy romance series, Sorcerous Moons, which includes Lonen’s War, Oria’s Gambit, The Tides of Bàra, and The Forests of Dru. She’s begun releasing a new contemporary erotic romance series, Missed Connections, which started with Last Dance and continues in With a Prince.

In 2019, St. Martins Press will release the first book, The Orchid Throne, in a new fantasy romance series, The Forgotten Empires.

Her other works include a number of fiction series: the fantasy romance novels of A Covenant of Thorns; the contemporary BDSM novellas of the Facets of Passion; an erotic contemporary serial novel, Master of the Opera; and the erotic romance trilogy, Falling Under, which includes Going Under, Under His Touch and Under Contract.

She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with two Maine coon cats, plentiful free-range lizards and a very handsome Doctor of Oriental Medicine.

Jeffe can be found online at her website: JeffeKennedy.com, every Sunday at the popular SFF Seven blog, on Facebook, on Goodreads and pretty much constantly on Twitter @jeffekennedy. She is represented by Sarah Younger of Nancy Yost Literary Agency.

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I’m Melanie, and I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. I will read contemporary romance on occasion, but not often. I will occasionally throw in a biography, usually autobiographies of people that I find interesting. Listening to autobiographies that are narrated by the author have been great in my experience.

I started listening to audiobooks when a new book in a series was coming out and I wanted to get a refresher, but didn’t have time to read all the books (I think it was Anita Blake). I fell in love. I stayed with strictly re-reading books that I’d already read for a long time. I eventually tried an audiobook for something that I hadn’t read first and was hooked there too. Now, I listen to audio for both re-reads and first time. I have some series that I’ve given up reading and only listen. I try to get any many books/audiobooks from the library to help save on my budget. Books on CD and the newer digital downloads from the library really allow me to listen more. I then purchase my favorites (because who can wait in line for your favorite book??) and less mainstream books from Audible or some other online retailer.

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Posted April 3, 2019 by Melanie in Book Review / 25 Comments


25 responses to “Lonen’s Reign by Jeffe Kennedy

  1. A friend of mince who have a French publishing company bought the first book and I’m waiting to start the series to read the translation. I’m so curious!

    • Melanie

      She has several series that are more novel length. The Twelve Kingdoms are all novel length stories. That series is also fantasy romance. There is a new couple in each book, but there is also a story arc that follows the entire series, so each book builds on the previous books.

      Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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