Hello, fellow fantasy fans. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Invasion by K.F. Breene. Book 4 in her bestselling epic fantasy series, The Warrior Chronicles.
My Overall Rating: 5/5
Plot: 5/5 – Flow: 5/5 – Character Development: 5/5 – World Building: 4/5
Quote from Invasion
”Fate has brought them to you [Shanti]. They have a purpose, and that purpose will be with you somehow.”
“Fate. I bloody hate Fate. He’s such a nosey bastard.”
What’s Invasion about?
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Title: Invasion by K. F. Breene
Series: Warrior Chronicles #4
Published by Self-Published on 25 October, 2015
Narrator: Caitlin Davies
Length: 9 hours 7 minutes
No. of Pages: 366
The Hunter was not trained to admit defeat.
With the title of Chosen secured, Shanti and Cayan must look to the next steps in ripping back their freedom from the most deadly tyrant in the land. Unfortunately, they aren't the only ones with an agenda.
Without mental power to defend themselves, the Westwood Lands are trapped within their own walls. Under the threat of torture and eventual death, a new power rises.
To be discovered will mean death. But doing nothing is not an option.
Source: Kindle Unlimited, Bought
Review Format: eBook, Audiobook
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Read: 23rd – 24th June 2019
Publication Date: 25th October 2015
What did I like about Invasion?
As I’ve said before, epic fantasy isn’t my first choice of reading material but because I was already fan of K.F. Breene’s writing style, I started this series with an open mind back in December last year. OMG! I loved the first book, Chosen and downloaded the rest of the series shortly after finishing it, adding the Audible narrations too so that I could read AND listen to the stories, which has become my favourite way to read a book. Each book has gripped me from the first page to the last.
Invasion continues the story where Shadow Lands left off, with Shanti, Cayan, the Honour Guard, Sanders and a select few from Cayan’s army heading back to the Westwood Lands after surviving the Trials on the fabled and feared island where the Shadow People live.
Ms Breene has been building her world and introducing us to more aspects of this amazingly rich fantasy world in each book. Invasion has a great plot that kept me gripped from beginning to end; it continues to build upon the previous books, has a fantastic amount of action-packed fighting scenes as well as giving us heart-wrenching imagery of the horrors of war but is balanced beautifully with hope, love and brilliantly written banter. As a narrated book, I was once again impressed with Caitlin Davies’s performance; loving the pace at which she read the story and her tonal adjustments for the various scenes and characters’ dialogue.
I love being on Shanti’s journey with Ms Davies.
As my regular followers will know, I enjoy a story more when the leading female character is intelligent, resilient, self-reliant, has a good sense of humour and plenty of gumption. One of the reasons why I love this book so much is that Shanti and all of the women we meet have these qualities and more. I love the way that all of the characters in this story (male, female and animal) have been written, their individual stories growing and developing in each book. They have all become very real in my mind (and heart). Oh, and like most Brits I do love a bit of banter – this story has plenty of it! I found myself COL (Chuckling Out Loud) throughout.
I experienced every emotion while reading Invasion.
Ms Breene had me blubbering like a baby, I loved the fact that the adventure aspect of this story kept me guessing, the action kept me on the edge of my seat, the raw emotions and growing friendships warmed by heart and the quips and banter put a smile on my face.
Was there anything I didn’t like?
Well, I gave Invasion 5 stars, so obviously I really loved it.
Having said that, I feel that I should remind you that this is the fourth in a six book series, and as such, you must expect a cliffhanger or two. However, for those of you like me who HATE huge life or death cliff-hangers, rest assured, Ms Breene doesn’t leave us hanging with a perilous situation like that although she’s one of those authors where you’re never 100% sure her characters will make it to the final page, she has been known to kill off a few! Eek!
Plus there is the background story arc that is left unresolved, however, in my opinion this is a good thing as it leaves enough of a hook to made you want to carry on to see how it all ends.
Basically, what I’m saying is…
I didn’t want to stop reading this book!
It had everything that I look for in a great story; intelligent writing style that’s easy to read, main characters with depth of personality that I can believe in, depth of character in the supporting cast, gripping background story, believable settings and situations and a balanced mix of aspects; relationship, tension, action and mystery.
Due to the darker themes of warfare, the graphic nature of some of the more violent scenes, I would only recommend this book to adults who are not offended by content of this nature who enjoy independent capable heroines and strong alpha heroes, tense often traumatic and brutal confrontations within epic fantasy adventures. Invasion has left me breathless, desperate to read the next installment of The Warrior Chronicles series.
Has my review of INVASION (WARRIOR CHRONICLES #4) encouraged you to find out more? I really hope so! Click on any of the links below to check out the book yourself.
Keep reading to find out more about the series and its author.
Warrior Chronicles by K. F. Breene
The Warrior Chronicles is a completed six-book fantasy series with a prequel novella available too.
The world Ms Breene has created is populated by different clans of people with various skills. For example, some clans are skilled craftsmen or effective traders. The warrior clans fight with blade and arrow, either protecting their inhabitants or enslaving others. There are aggressive clans who are hell-bent on stealing and invading other lands. Plus despicable dictators, warlords and aggressors whose vision is to have everyone under their tyrannical rule.
Books in the Series
It’s never too late to catch up and join the adventure. Click below to read my thoughts on each book. Or buy a copy yourself using my purchase links.
- Forged in Blood (Warrior Chronicles #0.5) (2015) (available on author website)
- Chosen (Warrior Chronicles #1) (2014)
- Hunted (Warrior Chronicles #2) (2015)
- Shadow Lands (Warrior Chronicles #3) (2015)
- Invasion (Warrior Chronicles #4) (2015)
- Siege (Warrior Chronicles #5) (2016)
- Overtaken (Warrior Chronicles #6) (2016)
- Overtaken: Bonus Epilogue (Warrior Chronicles #6.1) (2016) (available on author website)
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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read this review of Invasion. Have you read any of the books in this series? Drop me a comment below so that we can chat.
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Bye for now,
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