Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: A Trust to Follow
Author: Diana Waters
Series: Wild Magics #1
Heroes: Daymon & Rhyder
Genre: M/M Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: 64 pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: June 1, 2018
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Daymon is the second prince of a kingdom in which Evokers—those who possess intuitive magical abilities—have long since been treated with fear and mistrust. Marked as an Evoker himself, Daymon is captured by those who wish to take advantage of these powers. Now, the prince must put his faith in Rhyder, the captain of his guards—and the man Daymon has claimed as his own—to free him.
When I read the blurb for this one, I was instantly intrigued because I absolutely love fantasy stories set around royalty. Add a little magic in there and a tryst with someone in the military and you have sold me on a story! This one, I was quite happy with as we jump right into the crux of the story… Daymon being taken. From there, we see how Daymon slightly loses himself and being abused for the abilities that he has. It was interesting to see how much faith Daymon had in Rhyder and even more satisfying that the faith wasn’t misplaced. I really enjoyed getting in Daymon’s head and seeing how things were a bit disjointed for him. I liked Rhyder as a character, as we got to see him in flashbacks and such, but I felt like he’s still too big of an enigma to really enjoy him as a character.
My biggest issue with this one was it was too short for the world that was created. I felt like the story had just begun as it was ending and, at times, I wished there had been more explanation into things. Such as more about the Evokers, their history and all that. I wanted to actually experience Daymon’s powers because I’m still a little iffy on what his abilities are. Something to do with water, I think, but it’s not delved too deeply into that. Whenever he talks about it, he never really mentions what he can do that’s so dangerous aside from a brief mention of it raining for weeks.
All in all, though, I really enjoyed this one. It had a good pace, even if it was too short for my liking. I wished it had more depth to the story, the characters and the relationship between Daymon and Rhyder but I’m hoping as the series progresses, we’ll get to know each of those things in greater detail. I did enjoy Daymon as a character and how much Rhyder was so devoted to him. Their relationship was a special kind of something and I’ll eagerly be awaiting the next book in the series and really hope it’s about them!
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*