Trial Of Three Blog Tour Plus Review


2018-0076 Alex Lidell, b03.jpgAbout the Book:

Title: TRIAL OF THREE (Power of Five #3)

Author: Alex Lidell

Pub. Date: September 26, 2018

Publisher: Danger Bearing Press

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 192

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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. 

My Review

The quint is split on how to train Lera for the third trial, the hardest trial. Half of the quint wants to train Lera as little as possible so she isn’t hurt, and then protect her in the trial. The other half wants to train her like they would train any other fae to try to hone her magical powers and give her the ability to protect herself in the trial. No one gives Lera a choice in how she wants to be trained, but she doesn’t want to be a dead weight in the quint. Not only is she the youngest due to not being immortal, she is also the weakest due to lack of training. If they don’t pass this last trial, they will not be recognized as a proper quint. Due to her mortality, some still want to break them apart before the trial even happens. Nevertheless, the quint is determined to stay together and pass this trial.

Lera was very sheltered in this book. She kept saying that she wanted more “difficult” training, but she only thought that because her actual training was so basic. When the time came for her to actually get training, she was shocked, but she didn’t become a damsel in distress. She was determined to be as strong as the fae, and she wanted to even help them hone their powers through her.

River and Coal have very troubled pasts, and these new events have their pasts coming back to haunt them. The quints relationship strengthens as they have to share their emotional baggage to progress magically and improve their skills. Lera learns things about the boys that she had never known before, and they learn things about her too. The closer they are emotionally the easier it becomes for them to connect romantically.

I’m really excited for how long this series is becoming! Most of the reverse harem novels I have read so far have been fairly short. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it is not satisfying if you are a person who enjoys reading books that are in longer series. This isn’t a trilogy, and from what can be seen, I’m not sure if it will end at book 4! If it does, that’s fine, but if it doesn’t, I will just be even more excited to read about Lera and the four men who love her. These books are not difficult to read as the plot is always smooth and there are no time skips. There are a few POV shifts when needed, but they really only pertain to whoever Lera is interacting with at the time. You won’t have a POV shift that will take you to a random character halfway across the fictional world. I just love how these stories are written, and I can’t wait to read the next book.

I would recommend this book to lovers of reverse harem novels or fantasy-romance novels.

I received an advance copy of this book and this is my voluntary review.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

jAuTNPNYTJS9Iz1k7nYq_full_2017-1354 Alex Lidell b02.jpgAbout Book 2:

Title: MISTAKE OF MAGIC (Power Of Five #2)

Author: Alex Lidell

Pub. Date: June 29, 2018

Publisher: Danger Bearing Press

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 193

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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.

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About Book 1:


Author: Alex Lidell

Pub. Date: May 4, 2018

Publisher: Danger Bearing Press

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 312

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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. 

Alex.jpgAbout Alex:

Alex Lidell is the Amazon Breakout Novel Awards finalist author of THE CADET OF TILDOR (Penguin, 2013). 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 YA fantasy books. Alex is represented by Leigh Feldman of Leigh Feldman Literary. She lives in Washington, DC.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

9/24/2018- Bookbriefs– Review

9/24/2018- Writer of Wrongs– Excerpt

9/25/2018- Books a Plenty Book Reviews– Review

9/25/2018- Mythical Books– Spotlight

9/26/2018- Bri’s Book Nook– Review

9/26/2018- A Dream Within A Dream– Excerpt

9/27/2018- WhyChoose– Review

9/27/2018- Smada’s Book Smack– Excerpt

9/28/2018- Ace Reads– Excerpt

9/28/2018- Oh Hey! Books.– Excerpt


Week Two:

10/1/2018- Reese’s Reviews– Review

10/1/2018- Two Chicks on Books– Excerpt

10/2/2018- Love in a time of Feminism– Review

10/2/2018- Jaime’s World– Excerpt

10/3/2018- My Mundane Life– Excerpt

10/3/2018- Parajunkee– Review

10/4/2018- BookHounds– Excerpt

10/4/2018- Patriotic Bookaholic– Excerpt

10/5/2018- Book-Keeping– Review

10/5/2018- Don’t Judge, Read– Excerpt


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