263 Following

100 Pages A Day...Stephanie's Book Reviews

I absolutely love historical fiction and read a lot of it; I love to learn history this way.  I also enjoy reading science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller and non-fiction science.


Goldenfire - A. F. E. Smith

Three years after Ayla Nightshade has inherited the throne to Darkhaven, trouble is brewing on all fronts.   Ayla is finally more confident in her ability to change into her shapeshifter form, and taking care of everyday affairs for her kingdom.  Tomas has been reinstated as the Captain of the Helm and has begun training new recruits.  However, with the beginning of training comes a threat against Ayla herself, Tomas and the other shifters alive, Ayla’s nephew and brother.  With the help of Tomas, Miles, Sorrow and some new recruits, Ayla will find a way to stop the assassin and bring some peace back to Darkhaven.


I loved jumping back into the world of Darkhaven with Ayla and Tomas. From the beginning, I could tell that Ayla has grown in confidence within herself and her changer form and I loved when she took charge using her brains and brawn.  I’m glad that Ayla got to discover more about her form with Miles.  The recruitment and Helm training was also interesting to learn about and I like that more of the Fifth ring was explored. The new recruits and the mystery assassin add danger and excitement.   Ree quickly became another favourite strong female character and I can see her and Ayla becoming quite a team.  I really hope that there will be more adventures in this fun, epic, and well-developed fantasy world of Darkhaven. 


This book was received for free in return for an honest review.