The gates to hell are thrown wide when Alloran is betrayed by his best friend, Ladanyon, and framed for forbidden magic. He is hunted by the guards and the wizards both, tormented by the gruesome murder of his friends and loved ones, and crippled by fear for the living.
Now Alloran must face his demons, or damn the woman he loves.
Also featuring bonus short story 'A Magical Melody'
Genre: High Fantasy (17+)Length: 110 pagesPublished: September 24th, 2013
October 12th Indie-Vengeance Day Special!Ballintyne gives wonderful descriptions and I found myself becoming lost in the magic of her words in a picturesque world with every turned page. Bella DoerresThe power-packed action will leave you breathless and the eerie suspense will make you chomp on your own nails, beware! SatarupaWith imagination and detail that paints a full scene for the mindís eye, Ciara takes us on a short but exciting journey into a world of magic, love and demons from hell. Miranda Wood of DustyKattís Stuff ReviewsI actually enjoyed a good fantasy novel that didn't take days and days to read, but still offered the opportunity to get caught up in its world and story. - Tracy Riva Global eBook Awards Judge
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Ciara Ballintyne was born in 1981 in Sydney, Australia, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, one masochistic cat, and one cat with a god complex.
She holds degrees in law and accounting, and has been a practising financial services lawyer since 2004. She is both an idealist and a cynic.
She started reading epic fantasy at the age of nine, when she kidnapped Castle of Wizardry by David Eddings from her father. Another two years passed before she began her first attempts at the craft of writing. Confronting the Demon is her debut book.She enjoys horse-riding, and speculation about taking over the world. If she could choose to be anything it would be a dragon, but instead she shares more in common with Dr. Gregory House of House. M.D.
This book is four fantasy trees, a really great read. Quick, full of high-fantasy, well-developed characters--a lot of fun!The Good Stuff: I enjoyed that each character was unique. Their attitudes and personalities were different from each other. You know how sometimes new authors make everyone sound alike? Well, you won't find that here. Each of these characters has their own voice and actions.
The Not-So-Good Stuff: The book was a slow start. There, I've said it. The first chapter was hard for me. I like a challenging read, I hate being spoon fed the storyline, yet I still felt like the first chapter could use polishing to clear who was who, where in the heck we were, and what was happening. It was hard to get my footing that first chapter. After that...WOW. I was running right along with the characters.
Great book, I highly recommend.
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.