Series Review – Power of Five by Alex Liddell

Overall: 4.5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Steam: 4/5 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Feels: 😨😄😤😏😱

Tear jerker: No
Paranormal/Fantasy: Yes
Location: Various: Kingdom of Slait, Gloom, Citadel
Character age range: 20s and immortal
Lead: Leralynn
Love interest(s): River, Shade, Coal, Tye
HEA: Yes

Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Audible: Yes – Narrated by Victoria Mei
Series: Yes – Power of Five
1. Power of Five – released 5/4/18
2. Mistake of Magic – released 6/29/18
3. Trial of Three – released 9/26/18
4. Lera of Lunos – released 1/4/19

~QD 🔥~
Sex/kink type: manual, oral, penetrative, anal, dp
Possible triggers: Violence, murder, mention of rape, torture/whipping

The Quick and Dirty: A great fae-based RH with a series of trials in books 2 and 3 that will satisfy those who love HG, RQ or Selection series and enough drama, suspense and **HEAT**  to keep the series interesting all the way until the end. 

What I loved was the dynamic between Leralynn and the guys. It’s not an insta-love story and I like that they have to overcome challenges to develop deeper relationships with one another. The completion of the trials, while a core part of the story, is not what leads to the climax of the series, which also lends itself to a more complex story arc. My one qualm is how Coal’s story feels more like an afterthought. His story and his relationship with Leralynn feels unfinished, like we didn’t get closure there. We got a taste of his background but nearly as much as the others. Overall a great RH series. I flew through all four books in a week!

Power of Five – Book 1:

Four elite fae warriors. One mortal female. A magical bond they can’t allow—or resist. 

Orphaned and sold to a harsh master, Lera’s life is about mucking stalls, avoiding her master’s advances, and steering clear of the mystical forest separating the mortal and fae worlds. Only fools venture into the immortal realms, and only dark rumors come out… Until four powerful fae warriors appear at Lera’s barn.

River, Coal, Tye, and Shade have waited a decade for their new fifth to be chosen, the wounds from their quint brother’s loss still raw. But the magic has played a cruel trick, bonding the four immortal warriors to… a female. A mortal female.

Distractingly beautiful and dangerously frail, Lera can only be one thing—a mistake. Yet as the males bring Lera back to the fae lands to sever the bond, they discover that she holds more power over their souls than is safe for anyone… especially for Lera herself.

Power of Five is a full-length reverse-harem fantasy novel. 

Mistake of Magic – Book 2:
Three trials stand between Lera and exile. Unless the training kills her first. 

Quint magic has never chosen a human before, and the Elders Council is convinced Lera is a mistake.

When the quint refuses to be cleaved apart, the enraged elders give them a choice: exile from Lunos or demotion to the lowest of trainees. Subject again to the humiliations and deadly trials they endured centuries ago, the males now face a new challenge—training Lera to survive.

River, Shade, Coal, and Tye will do whatever it takes to keep Lera safe. But Lera will do whatever she must to keep them together—even if it means putting herself in mortal danger.

MISTAKE OF MAGIC is a full-length reverse-harem fantasy novel, sequel to the Amazon bestseller, POWER OF FIVE.

Trial of Three – Book 3:
Four cords of power. Three trials. Two soul-crushing secrets. 

For Lera, training has never been so hard. With the males’ power roaring in her veins and River’s cold demand that she master the magic before the third trial, something has to give. Worse still, River is keeping something from her. Something about his past and Lunos’s future.

For River and Coal, the past must stay buried. Though one male’s nightmare sits on a throne and the other’s hides in his soul, they are equally unprepared for Lera’s startling determination to undress the truth.

But when Mors’s Emperor Jawrar makes a play for Lunos, neither Lera’s fledgling magic nor the males’ old wounds can remain untouched—not if their world is to survive.

TRIAL OF THREE is a full-length reverse-harem fantasy novel, third in the Amazon bestselling, KU-All Star POWER OF FIVE series.

Lera of Lunos – Book 4:
Two immortal realms on brink of war. One mortal standing in their way.

With the quint squaring off against the king of Slait, Lera is running out of time to tame her feral magic. Worse still, just when the quint must weave together to survive, demons from Tye’s past surface to tear them apart. Demons he fears facing himself, let alone sharing with Lera.

But when Griorgi makes a move that no one expects, throwing River’s, Shade’s, and Coal’s lives into question, the clock runs out. Lera and Tye have no choice but to fight their battles within—or risk losing Lunos and their quint forever.

LERA OF LUNOS is a full-length reverse-harem fantasy novel, the stunning finale to the Amazon-bestselling, KDP-All Star POWER OF FIVE series.

Mistake of Magic: AMAZON | GOODREADS
Trial of Three:  AMAZON | GOODREADS
Lera of Lunos:  AMAZON | GOODREADS


Alex Lidell is the Amazon Breakout Novel Awards finalist author of THE CADET OF TILDOR (Penguin, 2013) and Amazon Top 100 Kindle Bestsellers POWER OF FIVE and MISTAKE OF MAGIC (Danger Bearing Press, 2018). She is an avid horseback rider, a (bad) hockey player, and an ice-cream addict. Born in Russia, Alex learned English in elementary school, where a thoughtful librarian placed a copy of Tamora Pierce’s ALANNA in Alex’s hands. In addition to becoming the first English book Alex read for fun, ALANNA started Alex’s life long love for fantasy books. Alex lives in Washington, DC.

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