The Scythian Trials
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication date: October 16th 2018
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction
Descendants of the Amazons, the Scythians work alongside prominent governments but answer to no one. Warriors living on the fringe of civilization, they live by one credo: Strength through Equality. Power through Knowledge.
Nya Thalestris is the brightest Scythian of her generation. Strong, capable, ruthless, she is sure to earn a spot in the Trials, a time-honored mating ritual responsible for the evolution of her species.
Abducted by their sworn enemy, the Drahzda, Nya is forever altered and spirals out of control. The Society sends in Jax Nickius. Infamous psychologist and one of the most brutal warriors of their kind, he discovers triggers planted in Nya’s mind. As Nya solidifies her spot in the Trials, Jax develops a plan to help her heal—while pursuing her as a mate. But, Nya’s attraction to Jax is at war with her instinct to never let anyone get too close.
During the Trials, Nya’s repressed memories surface, revealing a new enemy—one from inside the consulate walls—and a traitorous alliance on the horizon that could irrevocably change the course of history.
Since before the Bronze Age, the Society has managed to safeguard humanity from itself … until now.
I really really enjoyed The Scythian Trials.
It had everything I love, action, adventure, mysteries, a little romance and a spin on ancient Greece.
So there you have it, pretty much a piece of heaven in my hands.
The story pretty much centers around Nya, as she is going to participate in a tournament that allows her to pretty much pick her mate. Antiquated IMHO, but that is the point here.
She is quite different from the others as she is dealing with a complex past than most, and to top it all off has a very interesting relatiosnhip with Jax, sent to help her get past her trauma.
I am not going to tell you more, because you know my rules.. but this was really so good! It was really well written, great pace, plot twists and surprises… emotional and pretty much everything I hope dthis book would be.
There are parts that are quite difficult, I say this because there are a few traumatic events described. If you are of a very sensitive nature, this may be tough, but to be fair it is really not depicted in a horrifc manner.
One thing for me, that was such a huge plus, is that the the book closes the chapter on these characters, you do not have a massive cliffhanger in the end, the core of Nya’s story is done pretty much as you turn the last page.
I enjoy series as much as the next person, but sometimes a girl needs a begiining, middle and end within one book!
However, based on what I saw, any follow up books will likely follow characters introduced in The Scythian Trials as they go on their own journeys.
Now that is something I can live with, and based on the quality of this book, I am expecting a lot of amazing adventures to come.
I feel like Elizabeth did an amazing job with this book and I am truly looking forward to more.
I am going to be very highly recommending The Scythian Trials to you all, especially if you like a bit of fantasy mixed with myth. This is going to join other books and series as part of my core favorites for sure!
I really hope you grab it and enjoy it as much as I did!
Elizabeth is an author, teacher, and publishing professional who began her career as a national presenter for Resource Profiles, where she developed teacher seminars designed to foster creative brain stimulation. Moving into formal education, she helped at-risk students improve their writing skills as well as created and implemented a creative writing/blogging program that centered on teaching the 21st-century learner. Works stemming from this initiative were published online and seen in over 40 countries.
Elizabeth receives invitations to speak nationwide at schools and book clubs. She co-founded the popular book site, Chirenjenzie, which reaches thousands of people throughout the world. The writer support and reader interest group promotes and interacts with followers on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and various other blog sites. Elizabeth has a Master’s degree from Austin Peay State University, where she studied classical opera. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
“The Light of Asteria” received Honorable Mention at the New York Book Festival. Her newest work, “The Scythian Trials” will be released in 2017 by Vesuvian Media.
For more information, please visit www.elizabethisaacs.com
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