*BLOG TOUR* Heir to the Darkmage – Lisa Cassidy

Genre: Fantasy | Young Adult

Pages: 368

My Rating: ☆☆☆☆/5

PUBLICATION DAY – 22ND APRIL 2021

Blurb: Ambition drives her. Danger thrills her. But magic always has a price.

Twenty years have passed since the Darkmage was destroyed and the war between mages ended. For Lira Astor, the single living heir to the Darkmage, escaping her name is impossible. People still fear what is long dead, and they see in her the rise of another dangerous mage with deadly ambition. Desperate to claw her way free of her grandfather’s shadow, to make her own name amongst the world of mages, Lira is willing to do whatever it takes. Even if that means joining the secretive rebel group looking to restore his vision. Survival is a lesson Lira learned early and often, yet when she is abducted and held prisoner in a deadly game of cat and mouse, she finds herself facing a nemesis she may be no match for. Forced to band together with unlikely allies who challenge everything she believes about what it means to be a mage, she will have to rely on every bit of ruthlessness she possesses.

Because the war may only just be beginning…
…and Lira Astor intends to come out on top.

My Review: Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for a review. I’ve really been loving fantasy books recently and this book was no exception! What I really enjoyed about the book is how it alternated between the present day and when Lira’s mother first passed away and delved into more detail about her childhood. The way it alternated meant that there was a huge amount of character development in Lira, which I really loved. I must say though, that out of the perspectives, I preferred the story of when she was young!

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heir-Darkmage-Lisa-Cassidy-ebook/dp/B08X3C64TZ/ 

US –  https://www.amazon.com/Heir-Darkmage-Lisa-Cassidy-ebook/dp/B08X3C64TZ/

Author Bio –

Lisa is a self-published fantasy author by day and book nerd in every other spare moment she has. She’s a self-confessed coffee snob (don’t try coming near her with any of that instant coffee rubbish) but is willing to accept all other hot drink aficionados, even tea drinkers.

She lives in the Australia’s capital city, Canberra, and like all Australians, is pretty much in constant danger from highly poisonous spiders, crocodiles, sharks, and drop bears, to name a few. As you can see, she is also pro-Oxford comma.

A 2019 SPFBO finalist, Lisa has published the YA fantasy series The Mage Chronicles, and is currently working on her latest epic fantasy series A Tale of Stars and Shadow. She has also partnered up with One Girl, an Australian charity working to build a world where all girls have access to quality education. A world where all girls — no matter where they are born or how much money they have — enjoy the same rights and opportunities as boys. A percentage of all Lisa’s royalties go to One Girl.

Social Media Links –

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/LisaCassidyWrites

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/lcasswrites

Website – https://www.tatehousebooks.com/Lisa-Cassidy

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