Review: The Lord of Illusion – Kathryne Kennedy

Series: The Elven Lords #3
Genre: Alternate history / historical romance/ paranormal romance
Pages: 384
Published: Feb 7, 2012
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source: For review, ARC

He’ll do anything to save her… 
Rebel Lord Drystan Hawkes dreams of fighting for England’s freedom. He gets his chance when he finds a clue to opening the magic portal to Elfhame, and he must race to find the slave girl who holds the key to the mystery. But even as Drystan rescues Camille Ashton from Dreamhame Palace, it becomes unclear exactly who is saving whom. 

For the fate of humankind lies with Camille… 
Enslaved for years in a realm where illusion and glamour reign, Camille has learned to trust nothing and no one. But she’s truly spellbound when she meets Drystanโ€”a man different from any she’s ever known, and the force of their passion may yet be strong enough to banish the Elven Lords from this world forever.
My thoughts:
This is the third and last book in the series. The Elven rule is to come to an end, or least the rebels hope so. Many years have gone by since book 1 and in this book we meet Drystan Hawkes. The couple from book 2 has raised him in Wales and so the story continues. 
Drystan is more of the bookish kind of hero, and I do love a hero who loves books. He is also in love with a woman he has been dreaming of and wants to find her. And we all know that that woman will be the mysterious slave girl. Camille who has been mistreated and does not trust men. It’s not a love story that will be easy but true love will always win and their passion can conquer everything.
The book is about these two finding each other, the rebels trying to win the war and the cruelty of the Elven Lords. It’s quite the race to the finish line.
One thing I was not too happy about and that was that there was a mention of two other couples that has stolen scepters and I felt cheated. I wanted to read their stories, but I can’t since they are not written, and I really wish they had been written. Instead it had jumped over a few important things and come to this point so that there could be ending to it all. Still I liked the book even if I felt like I wanted to read those stories too.
It’s an enchanting story about love, passion and magic.
Hm, either take out her or him

26 thoughts on “Review: The Lord of Illusion – Kathryne Kennedy

  1. Blodeuedd says:

    MissieThat would be good, I'd like that :)AnaAnd you so would not. That I do knowDanaIt is :)MaryMaybe she was just doing 3 books, but I do wished that those 2 couples would have gotten books of their ownStephHihi, yes Legolas with books, now that is a sight for sore eyes

  2. Carole Rae says:

    Maybe they should cut her out and replace her with my lovely face…*laughs* People would think it was a horror novel. hahaANYWAYS, sounds like an interesting series. I haven't read any books about elves (besides for LOTR), so it would be a change to my reading.

  3. Simcha says:

    I thought this would be a series I would really enjoy but I tried reading the first book last week and I couldn't get into it, though I now I can't remember why that was.

  4. Blodeuedd says:

    ChrisLol, I am glad he is known to you ๐Ÿ˜‰ Well almost knownDarleneI hope you do one dayNaidaThe first one has such a hottie for a lead ;)KimbaI did feel cheated. I wanted to know how those couples fell in love and so on.

  5. Blodeuedd says:

    CaroleHaha, oh you are wicked. I am sure that would make one lovely cover.I love elves, love love love them. Of course here they are sadly mad. Poor elves, and I who love them so much. But then crazy elves are so much more fun then the boring peace loving kind.SimchaHm, then I am sadly sure of the fact that the rest would not work either ./

  6. Aurian says:

    You are kidding me! The last book? I really thought we would get a story about each Fae Lord, and how they are brought down! Well, now I am really not in a rush to read it!

  7. Jenny says:

    I guess it's a good problem to have – to want to know more about the stories of other characters, but I can see how it would be frustrating given you know this is the last book! Sounds like a fabulous series:)

  8. Blodeuedd says:

    TraceyI do hope you like the rest too :=)CarrieI sure like that too. It is England and at the same time it sure is not.StaciLOL ๐Ÿ˜‰ How come? I think they go perfect togetherheatherI hope you like the series!CherryWell it did end things, it's just that I wanted to know what happened 20 years ago

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