Book Review: Illusion by S.M. Boyce


Release Date: November 4, 2014



17202329Illusion (The Grimoire Saga #4) by S.M.Boyce

The final chapter in the war for Ourea ends with blood.

Kara Magari is an icon. A hero. The people love her. The royalty tolerates her. She has everything—an army, allies, and a close circle of chosen family. They believe she will end the war, and they shouldn’t. She’s as scared as they are. She just can’t show it.

The war she accidentally started ends with a final battle that will either save or enslave her people. She will do anything to win—until she learns the cost of victory.

Braeden Drakonin is afraid of what he’ll become when he takes over his father’s kingdom—that much authority can change a man. But his father has already tried to kill him more than once, and it’s time to end his reign. Braeden’s armies are ready. His strategy is foolproof. His generals are waiting for the order to attack. It’s only in the final seconds before the battle begins that he realizes he missed one crucial detail—the traitor.




I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review. 

Illusion is the fourth and final book in the Grimoire saga. I had read  the first three books and was excited to have the opportunity to read this one. It did not disappoint. This book would stand on its own but I recommend reading the complete series to get all you can out of the story. I’m hoping someday I’ll have the time to read the whole series again.

I really like the author’s style of writing. There is a lot of action and adventure and yet there is plenty of drama and betrayal, as well as some surprises.

The characters are well developed and complex. The main characters, Braeden and Kara, are finally together and fighting for peace. They have a lot of support but also have several evil forces that they have to deal with.

I like the way Illusion ended. Everything was resolved and yet, if S.M. Boyce decided to write another novel about Ourea, it would be possible. I definitely recommend Illusion especially if you like epic fantasies.


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11-7-2013 10-50-06 PMAbout the Author:

International Amazon Bestseller. Fantasy Author. Twitter addict. Book Blogger. Geek. Sarcastic. Gooey. Odd. Author of the action-packed Grimoire Saga.

S.M. Boyce is a novelist who loves ghosts, magic, and spooky things. She prefers loose-leaf tea, reads far too many books, and is always cold. She’s married to her soul mate and couldn’t be happier. Her B.A. in Creative Writing qualifies her to serve you french fries.

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