Review: The Lost Healer by Rachel Robins

February 21, 2017

The Lost Healer by Rachel Robins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Prequel - Dragons of Kjota #1
Release - December 7, 2016
Genre - Fantasy
Heroine POV - 3rd person
Heat - 2.5 out of 5
Length - 110 pages

When raiders come to Daelfjord, Frida is taken away from her home and everyone she's ever known, doomed to a life of slavery. Although she belongs to Agnarr, lord of Groenthjal, she can't seem to escape the attention of Daegal, the town's resident magician. Sparks fly as their personalities clash, but it is eventually Daegal who helps her escape from the raiders. The magician has his own plans for Frida's newfound freedom, however, and it isn't for her to return home to Daelfjord. Instead, he is convinced that her very existence was prophecized and that she will be instrumental in battling the evil forces coming from the Borderlands.

All Frida wants is to return home, to her comfortable life of healing the sick and wounded, but it seems that fate has other plans for her. Will she eventually get what she wants? Or will she only trade Agnarr's slavery for Daegal's control?

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This novella gets 3.5 fantastical stars!!

This was just a glimpse of what is sure to be a series full of wonder. The heroine, Frida, was incredibly brave and fierce. She pulls off a disguise, such as Viola did in Twelfth Night, when invading forces come to her home to find men (slaves) in order to save herself from the same fate as the other women. It was very clever and showcased her quick thinking and adaptability.

I loved how the author introduced Daegal. He was initially described with unattractive words but as it turns out, he was indeed an handsome man and the author subtly maneuvered him into a potential love interest. It was unexpected and a welcome surprise.

We're introduced to the mystical and learn that Daegal's a dragon shifter (so cool) with magical powers and he can sense the magic that is within Frida. A magic she had no idea she possessed. A battle is brewing, but unfortunately the details of said battle were both descriptive and vague (not sure how that works) so I'm not sure which side Frida and Daegal will be on. However, I can tell it will be an intriguing read in the coming books. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a combination of romance, fantasy, and some steamy times!

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