Review: The Journey: Sarafin Perigord # 3, by A.J. Scott-Ryder

December 28, 2012 Review 0


Title: The Journey
Author:  A.J. Scott-Ryder
Format:  Paperback and eBook
Publisher:  Forest Meadow Publishing
Pages:  290
ISBN:   978-0956894968
Source:  Author
Genre:   Fantasy Romance
Series:  The Sarafin Perigord Series, Book 3
Best Read in Order:  Not required, but suggested
Stars:  5
Flames:  3

About the Book:

Anne-Sophie’s life is full of frustrations. These include working alongside overly protective Frenchmen in the Sarafin as well as being in love with Jean-Marc, who hardly seems to notice that she exists…

When a perilous assignment crops up requiring one of the Sarafin to travel to Elizabethan England in a parallel dimension she insists on being chosen for the job as her right. She realises that she has bitten off more than she can chew, however, when she is transported into the role of a powerless woman of that era and has to find some way to get from a dangerous Scotland to the even more dangerous court of Elizabeth I.

Anne-Sophie finds herself marrying against her wishes and sharing a bed with a man she met only days before and in the process finds out more about herself than she was ready to know.

A sweeping tale of love, loss and friendship, The Journey will make you laugh and cry.

My Review:

The third installment jumps to Anne-Sophie: a kick ass, smart mouthed and sometimes overly-confident woman, the only female regular member of the Sarafin team.   In a wonderfully unique twist, this story is fractured in time; part of the story in the modern age, the majority set in the Elizabethan age in Scotland, England and France. With a focus again on characters but not missing a healthy dose of action and humor, this book seamlessly integrates into the others while providing an engaging read as both reader and Anne-Sophie work to unravel the mystery.

This book more clearly describes and defines the underlying threat and battle of good versus evil, while placing a lovely romance in the mix, while adding the more serious question of sacrifice: is love ever enough to give up all you know?

Possibly my favorite of the three books released so far in this series: the author has continued to create characters that are engaging and believable, and setting the scene beautifully for more installments in what must lead to the final battle of good and evil.

I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review for the Jeep Diva.  I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility. 




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