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The Battle Sylph

The Battle Sylph, March 2010
Sylph #1
by L.J. McDonald

Dorchester
Featuring: Solie
323 pages
ISBN: 084396300X
EAN: 9780843963007
Mass Market Paperback
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"A wonderfully written, vastly entertaining and original fantasy tale with traces of humor in the action."

Fresh Fiction Review

The Battle Sylph
L.J. McDonald

Reviewed by Vicky Gilpin
Posted February 13, 2010

Fantasy | Paranormal Romance

People can gain "sylphs" from another world or dimension to serve their families for generations. Most people fortunate to be connected to a sylph has connections to a gentle creature of the elements.

However, other people enact darker activities to weld a "battle sylph" to their desires. Battle sylphs are noted for their all-encompassing power, rage and hatred. All sylphs have certain rules enforced upon them: they may not speak, and they must not present themselves in human forms. They are servants, and they must remember they are bound to the whims of their masters. However, one ceremony to gain a battle sylph goes terribly awry, leaving a raging battle sylph connected to a young woman and free of societal constraints.

After a while, a lot of fantasy tales no longer merely "influence" each other, but appear to be melded from the same cloth. This can cause a happy familiarity in many instances, but in others, it can make one long for something original. THE BATTLE SYLPH, and, hopefully, future installments in the series, is something original. It is wonderfully written and vastly entertaining. In addition, elements of humor underscore the action and plotline.

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SUMMARY

He is one of many: a creature of magic, unrelentingly male. He is lured through the portal by pure female beauty, a virgin sacrifice. She is killed, and he is silenced and enslaved.

Such a dark ritual is necessary. Unlike their elemental cousins--those gentler sylphs of wind and fire--battlers find no joy in everyday labor. Their magic can destroy an army or demolish a castle, and each has but one goal: find his queen, then protect and pleasure her at any cost. What would a maiden do if she were given such a servant? What would befall that kingdom foolish enough to allow a battler to escape? Young Solie and the people of Eferem are about to find out.


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