Mini Book Review: Reylor’s Lament

Mini Book Review: Reylor’s Lament

After being banished for questioning his own Fate, Reylor spent his years alone beyond the Borderlands, biding his time and honing his skills until the perfect moment to reclaim what he believed was his - the Empress.

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Reylor's Lament

Series: The Empire Saga #1.1
Author: M. Dalto
Publication Date: February 5, 2019
Publisher: The Parliament House
Page Count: 111
Format: eARC
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Fantasy
Cover Artist: Shayne Leighton
My Rating: ★★★1/2

Reylor's Lament (The Empire Saga #1.1)Reylor’s Lament by M. Dalto
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

1) Book 1: Two Thousand Years ★★1/2

I received a copy of this book via the publisher, The Parliament House, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! In no way does this affect my rating or review.

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All included quotes have been taken from an ARC and may not match the finished publication.

Content Warning: Scheming an Abduction, Explicit Adult Content

It’s no doubt that Reylor in Two Thousand Years is a straight up creep. I disliked him so ardently that I believe it jaded my entire opinion of the book. Other than being a shady rapist figure, not much else is revealed about who he is, or what made him that way. Reylor’s Lament offers a deeper glimpse into his past, and actually made me feel some empathy for him–keyword, empathy, not sympathy. While fate dealt him a hard blow, Reylor still reacted selfishly, and rather cruelly, at times.

While I still don’t like him, I understand much more about Reylor. Much of what Reylor does in Two Thousand Years feels unprecedented, and he comes across as very one-dimensional. With reading this novella, everything feels like it falls into place and makes much more sense. It’s definitely worth a read if you also felt like I did towards his character in Two Thousand Years.

Vulgarity: Minimal.
Sexual content: Some.
Violence: Minimal.

My Rating: ★★★1/2

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