Flame Moon Series:
Flame Moon: Aiden and Skye Walters
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Skye Walters thought waking up on the side of a river with no memory was her biggest problem. She had no idea that the man who had saved her from drowning, the man she now depended on, Aiden, was more than mere mortal. A warrior of ancient.
No memory, nowhere to go, Skye stays in the mountain town, only to discover she herself, has unexplained powers. Her life, her destiny, are soon out of her control, as are her feelings for Aiden. The deeper Skye gets sucked into Aiden’s hidden world, the more the past, and who she really is, threatens her future, her love, her sanity.
I found this book when I was doing my free Kindle eBook posts and was immediately intrigued. A mysterious young woman with strange powers, an ancient warrior, sounded like a win to me and I wasn’t wrong. I ended up really enjoying this tale.
What I wasn’t expecting was this was a new take on Gods and Goddesses, however in this book they are actually called Panthenites it’s actually the humans that gave them the title of gods. They are not actually gods but a long lived species with special powers. There are two factions of these “gods” the Panthenites (good’ish”) and the Malefic’s (Evil); of course they are at odds with each other and almost always on the brink of war.
Skye is a strong female character. She wakes up with no memory of who she is, but instead of freaking out she seems to take it mostly in stride. Of course she feels lost and wants to know who she is but with the support of Mary, Triation and Charlotte she doesn’t completely freak. When she displays huge amounts of power at first she has a hard time taking it all in, but with the support and explanation of Aiden she soon starts to come around and start believing. She takes all the training that Aiden forces upon her and doesn’t complain … much … when he’s putting her on her a$$ time and time again. Even though Aiden is pushing her hard she seems to understand that it’s for her protection. The passion between Skye and Aiden is a slow burn at first but once it catches it ignites into an unstoppable force. But forces are working against Aiden and Skye, namely the elders and the Malefic’s. Skye may not know who she is, but it appears that others do and the danger surrounding Skye escalates to the point that even Aiden may not be able to protect her.
Aiden is a complicated man, for centuries he has been the councils personal weapon. He has warred and killed all for the “greater good”, but years ago he realized that he can’t always live with acting towards the greater good, it was killing his soul as much as it was killing his targets. His anguish towards those deeds is heartening, you know that he’s made a difference but at what cost to himself? These days he keeps a low profile, until Skye. For weeks he fought his overwhelming attraction to Skye, but something always held him back until he all but imploded with feeling towards her. His bliss with Skye is short lived however, with forces beyond his control gunning for the one person he would give anything protect he realizes that he may not be enough to keep her safe.
This title is action packed and faced paced. You are swept up into the story, there are twists, betrayals and enough fight scenes to keep everything moving along swiftly. It doesn’t take long to get wrapped up in the characters as well. Not only are Skye and Aiden engaging but you find that you come to care for Triation and Charlotte just as much. I quite enjoyed this story and will be looking forward to the next book, because I will want to see what the flame moon brings!