Thursday, 9 August 2012

The Sands of Time by Dianna Hardy


(Book Two of The Witching Pen Novellas)

Seven days ago, Elizabeth May tried to commit suicide. She was found by Paul, her husband, who took her under his wing and back to their home. But the attempted suicide is not Elizabeth's main problem -- Elizabeth can't remember who she is, or a single thing about her life beyond the past week.

Plagued by nightmares about a familiar black panther, and a terrifying snow leopard, she is convinced that the dreams are trying to show her something important, and is determined to regain her memories, one way or another.

Meanwhile, Pueblo -- the demon blood-bonded to the witch, Amy -- is going insane trying to find her. Amy disappeared one week ago, and it seems not even their bond is strong enough to penetrate whatever magic hides her.

As Pueblo enlists the help of angels and demons alike, Elizabeth begins to piece together parts of her forgotten life. But what she uncovers may just have her wanting to turn away from who she really is ... for good.

Paperback, Trade Edition
Published May 31st 2012 by Satin Smoke Press
My Review
Ahh, I really can't express how addictive these novellas are! I was hooked and reeled in from the first chapter and I never put the book down until I was finished. Diannna Hardy writes superbly and I really do think she she has taken the storyline and the characters to a whole other level in this second instalment. I think the trilogy is Hot with a capital H and it's only getting Hotter! What I enjoyed the most was getting to know the super sexy character that is Gwain a little bit better *swoon*! Dianna has set things up beautifully for explosive things to come in the final book 'The Demon Bride' and I cannot freak'in wait!

The Sands of Time picks up right where The Witching Pen left off. Amy is still missing and everyone is doing everything in their power to find her, with no luck. Elizabeth May has lost her memory after trying to commit suicide, her husband Paul, whom she has no memory of is looking after her at their home. She is haunted by dreams that show her things that she thinks might be important.

Elizabeth is determined to claim back her memories at any cost. Could the missing Amy and Elizabeth share something in common? Will Pueblo and the others uncover the powerful magic that hides Amy in time?

Well the ending is spectacular to say the least. For a novella there really is so much going on that there is lots of complex stories going on within the main story. I am in love with this brilliantly imagined world not to mention the truly intriguing characters that I am missing already. If only novellas were longer *sigh*, bring on The Demon Bride!

*I won a copy of this book over @Bookaholics Book Club*

4.5/5 Stars!

Carly :)

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  1. Great review, Carly! I haven't heard of this series but it sounds like a fun one. The characters especially sound great. I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

  2. I've never heard of this either but memory loss is always an interesting subject so I can understand why you enjoy these novellas!

  3. I haven't heard of this book before reading your review, but I am happy that it is now on my TBR list. I have been reading so much YA lit, and I am craving something more adult. This sounds great.

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