Sunday, April 30, 2017

Book Review: To Nurture and Kill (An Ellderet Tale) by E.M. Markoff-Epic Dark Fantasy

Hello dear Readers,

Below my Book Review of To Nurture and Kill (An Ellderet Tale) by Author E.M. Markoff.

Title: To Nurture and Kill (An Ellderet Tale)
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Genre: Epic Dark Fantasy
Author: E.M. Markoff
Publisher: Tomes & Coffee Press 
Publication Date: April 22, 2017 
Language: English
Paperback: 198 pages
Meet the Author: E.M. Markoff
Buy Me: Amazon

Book Description

Eutau Vidal owed nothing to anyone and lived his life as he wanted. But then his sister died, leaving her newborn son Kira in his care, and everything changed. The Purging sweeps on, spreading misery across the Land of Moenda as the Ascendancy wages its war of extermination against the Deadbringers. Now, torn between a promise to his dying sister and the desire to regain his freedom, Eutau struggles to care for his young nephew even as the babe begins to manifest dark powers of the most dangerous kind.

To Nurture & Kill is a tale of love and loss, the story of one man's search for meaning amid the ashes of war. It is a standalone prequel to The Deadbringer, the first book in The Ellderet Series.

My Thoughts

I had the opportunity to Beta Read To Nurture and Kill and I was very happy to be back in this world and characters that I got t to know in The Deadbringer, which To Nurture and Kill is the prequel to that story.

In To Nurture and Kill we meet a younger Eutau and a very, very young Kira, precisely, when Eutau's sister dies, leaving Kira to his care and how this event changes his life forever. Other characters are introduced and new situations unfold as well. 

I loved the story. Markoff's wrting style is so unique, it is just something about it, the way the story is told. The author really cares for her readers to understand the characters, to be invested in the story, it did it for me, I just wanted to keep reading it. A beautifully written book, a fantastic character development, the world described, dark and intriguing and unexpected turns which made my interest in the story grow more.

I also loved  how through the pages, the words, we get to see in depth this strong, beautiful and loving relationship between Eutau and Kira. How sincere, honest, real and transparent it is. I think it is amazing the way Eutau loves Kira and how much he cares for him, the feeling that he would do anything to protect him despite Eutau having all these other feelings, regret, sadness, anger at times but the love for Kira is always there. They have a strong connection which is one element that makes this story so deep and beautiful. Something else I like is how original and cool the character's names are and of course, we cannot forget the Art, the cover of To Nurture and Kill is gorgeous.

Overall, I enjoyed and loved the book a lot. I recommend a 100% both stories, The Deadbringer and To Nurture and Kill, and I cannot wait for the next book and see what else is in store for Eutau and Kira.


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