Book Review: Power of Five


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 by Alex Lidell is fantasy imagined. With a witty mortal followed by 4 fierce and handsome fae. That will stop at nothing to protect their mortal, even from themselves – or so they think. This is book 1 of 7 in the Power of Five series.

Lera lives at the edge of the forest but is a slave to a horrid human Zake. They live at the edge because it has been foretold that the fae will one day take a human away for rich and glory, or course master Zake thinks this will be him. Only it is not him that the fae they are here for, it is is Leralynn.

The fae – River, Tye, Cole & Shade are part of a quint – a team of fae that pulled together by magic to fight against Mors. But they are missing a member, they lost someone to the evil of Mors and have been waiting for the pull to find their fifth. When the pull comes they follow it to a mortal, this shouldn’t be possible. Lera is taken from her home who doesn’t know who or what to trust but in herself and her instincts. Who wouldn’t leave their life of slavery when 4 sexy fae show up to take you away? The quint needs to correct this mistake that then magic has made and take Lera with them to sever the bond.

I really enjoyed the character build in this book. You get to know each of the characters and their personality’s and how they interact with each other. From Coles dark and hard side to Tye’s playful nature. River’s assertiveness and Shades protectiveness.

This book is a reverse harem with a slow to medium burn. While I say slow don’t let that persuade you from this book. The steamy scenes won’t let you down, (the following books in this series are a hot burn). Lera doesn’t let the fact that the quint are fae deter her from following her instincts to help bring everyone together and make a stronger quint.

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