Braedric's Bane

Braedric's Bane
Author: A.J. Nuest

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Publication Date: February 13, 2014

Summary: To escape the clutches of the evil Wizard Gaelleod, Rowena and Caedmon flee to the future. With her memories in tact and the help of her dear friends, Rowena is confident they can uncover the clues behind her connection to the key.

Yet Violet's dire prophecy does more than detail their history. Caedmon's worst fears are confirmed. Though they must return to his realm, everything he loves stands to be ripped from his grasp.

Join Caedmon and Rowena as they embark on an epic battle to protect the Austiere Kingdom and fight to safeguard their love in Braedric's Bane, Book IV of The Golden Key Chronicles. (Source of Summary and Book Cover: Goodreads)

Source: author in exchange for an honest review

Rating: 5 Stars 
Review:An epic, fantasy, adventure and romance, with a dash of comedy, rolled into one fabulous book. I literally read it in one sitting. 
Everything comes together in this final installment of The Golden Key Chronicles. Questions are answered and plot lines weave together to reveal the big picture. The plot moved at a comfortable pace, with a clear climax and resolution, the action in this book was well developed. 
I was happy to see that Rowena and Caedmon had the opportunity to go to Rowena’s realm – it was so nice to see Oliver again. I also enjoyed the fact that Caedmon got to experience Rowena’s realm – it only feels fair for him to have a slight taste of Rowena’s experience in a new realm. 
The characters are wonderful. Rowena is a strong, feisty, fearless female and I love her slightly feminist thinking. She is consistently true to herself. Caedmon is the perfect complement to her and they just fit. The romance, the love, and the ecstasy that makes up Rowena and Caedmon’s relationship is toe-curling steamy, and beautifully written. 
In terms of the ending, I feel satisfied – like the story was told, and is complete. Without giving too much away, the very last line of the epilogue made me smile and chuckle – it was perfect. 
I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

More about this series:
The Golden Key ChroniclesThe key would unlock his future and the safety of his kingdom, but he never imagined the sorceress would unlock his heart…Antiques restorer, Rowena Lindstrom, finds herself the owner of an ancestral armoire containing a hidden key and a magic mirror leading to another realm!
But the handsome warrior prince waiting on the other side is truly the final straw. This must be an elaborate joke, right? As she struggles to discover the truth, Rowena learns Prince Caedmon Austiere needs the key to save his kingdom. In the end, she cannot deny him anything. Including her heart.

Rowena's KeyCandra's FreedomCaedmon's Curse


  1. Emily! Thank you so much for this outstanding review! You are the best! Happy happy, joy joy! Whoot! xo

  2. You're welcome!!


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