Some secrets are more dangerous than others... Sigil in Shadow by Constance Roberts (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)


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Sigil in ShadowSigil in Shadow
by Constance Roberts
Adult Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 256 Pages
June 12th 2016 by Cedar Fort, Inc.


Ellary Dane knows she deserves to die
- but not for a crime she didn’t commit.

She believes her 19 year streak of bad luck is over when she accidentally saves the life of a highborn officer and is taken to court to study under the tutelage of the most renowned healer in the kingdom. Suspicions surround her sudden presence, making her more enemies than allies. She soon finds herself ripped from her warm palace sheets and thrown into a dank prison cell.

As nobles vie for their spot on the throne, Ellary learns she is bound to a secret history that could change the kingdom forever. If she is going to break her chains, she must trust the charming stranger labeled as her accomplice and face the lie that pushed her into the silent warfare of highborn society.

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My Review

SIGIL IN SHADOW was a story about a girl who, due to circumstances she really has no control over, ends up being taken to the king and placed to study with the court's healer. There is somewhat of a mystery surrounding the heroine's past as well as what the future holds for her as danger and romance begin to build. It is set in a fantasy land that felt like historical Medieval times with all the political intrigue and dangers of a king who is used to getting his way. The heroine was endearing and the romance sweet. Would recommend to those who enjoy light historical or fantasy.

I pretty much enjoyed this story from the beginning. Ellary felt authentic and I liked how she slowly became accustomed to living at court. I also really liked her mentor and the princess who both came alive even though the story's focus wasn't on them. The king also came across well. The plot was also fairly steady. The ending was where things started to get rocky for me...

Ellary's love interest wasn't at all strong enough nor did he spend enough time for the romance to really develop. It was a little bit of a situation of insta-love. It also didn't quite make sense to me at the end. The villain and the plot needed more development as well. Then when Ellary is saved at one point, it just didn't work for me, especially when another character said that he had always been close. How would she know that and why would he be? It almost felt like it would lead to an undercover spy network or something that would explain it all, but then that wasn't the case. So, some things like that just felt a little disjointed and like they needed to be smoothed out and developed more.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was, overall, an enjoyable read. If some things would have been developed and the plot smoothed out more than it would have been more so.

Content: Some violence, but clean.

Source: Received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Before working as a flight attendant, Constance Roberts obtained her associates degree in creative writing. After leaving her job and settling down with her family, she self-published her first novel, “Onyx Moon,” which topped Amazon’s Christian Fantasy charts. “Sigil in Shadow” is her latest novel.


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