Review: Defiance (The Priestess Trilogy #1) by Melissa Sasina

on Dec 29, 2012
Blurb: Shiovra has been named High Priestess of the village Tara, but she quickly finds herself hunted by the Milidh, a clan born of war and vengeance. With the safety of Tara at stake, it is decided that she is to seek aid from her betrothed, one she considers the enemy.

At her side is Odhrán, a Milidh warrior sworn to protect her and determined to gain her trust. But their journey is fraught with peril and Shiovra learns that darkness lurks in the hearts of her own kin.

Steeped in ancient Irish myth, this tale is spun of love, war, and DEFIANCE.

Genre: Irish Mythology / Romance

Review: Defiance is a captivating blend of myth, romance, fantasy and adventure!

This novel follows the young priestess Shiovra as she journeys to defend her people. Shiovra is a fascinating main character, with an inner strength and much courage. She resists being lead by others and gradually comes into her own. He friends are equally fascinating and the village of Tara is a wondrous place.

The reader is introduced to an intriguing place of magic and battle. Cunning enemies and a vast detailed landscape. Several secrets remain hidden and I am anxious to read the next book, Betrayal.

The forbidden love between Odhrán and Shiovra is passionate and page turning. They compliment each other very well and make an awesome cover.

Defiance is a definite must read and a beautiful beginning to a trilogy!

About the Author:
Born in 1982 in Cleveland, Ohio, Melissa has always been an avid lover of fantasy. The first book She began to write seriously for publication was The Priestess. It is currently undergoing reediting and will be re-released as both the individual books and as a one book collection, The Priestess: A Complete Collection. Her current book series is The Chronicles of Midgard, which will be a five book collection once completed.

About the Reviewer: M. A. Bronson is a bookworm, book reviewer, and aspiring author. Since early 2012, she has been reviewing indie and traditionally published books at She spends her time reading, drinking tea, writing, and going to see the Hobbit movie. M lives in Upstate New York, and works at a library, happily surrounded by thousands of stories. Connect with her on twitter and instagram @theprincessmab


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