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Catling’s Bane

Catling’s Bane

In the tiers of Ellegeance, the elite Influencers’ Guild holds the power to manipulate emotions. Love and fear, pain and pleasure, healing and death mark the extremes of their sway, but it’s the subtle blends that hook their victims’ hearts. They hide behind oaths of loyalty and rule the world.

A child born in the grim warrens beneath the city, Catling rues the rose birthmark encircling her eye. Yet, it grants her the ability to disrupt the influencers’ sway. Established methods of civil control disintegrate before her. She’s a weapon desired by those who reign and those who rebel.

To the Influencer’s Guild, she’s an aberration, a threat. They order her death and thus the betrayals begin. One woman protects and trains her, plotting to use her shield to further imperial goals. No longer a helpless child, Catling has other plans. As chaos shakes the foundations of order and rule, will she become the realm’s savior? Or its executioner?

Review: Already a great fan of D. Wallace Peach’s work it came as no surprise to find myself fully engrossed in each chapter as I read through this first instalment of The Rose Shield.

Any story that starts with hanging day is bound to bait the reader to some extent, but with her usual storytelling skills, Peach completely hooks and reels you in.

The story is complex, the characters are strong, and the creatures are fantastic. The powers wielded for good and evil are unique.

There seems to be no limitations to D. Wallace Peach’s ability to write gripping fantasy. I cannot even imagine what the next great instalment will bring.

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Kev is an Author & Songwriter. After years of studying, and even more years working in education, and management in the US, he returned to his hometown in England where he finally settled down to focus on his writing and music. Links to his works can be found in the widget bar, and more information about them can be found on his pages above. He would greatly appreciate it if you would check them out. Kev has a M.Ed in Secondary Education with English as his main subject area. He also did post-graduate studies in Christian Counselling and Psychopathology after obtaining a BA in Psychology with a minor in Classical Greek.

31 comments on “Catling’s Bane

  1. Next on my reading list – can’t wait to get into it! 🙂

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  2. Wonderful review for Diana’s book! Congrats Diana! 🙂

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  3. Great feature, Kev. Diana’s use of language in fantasy writing is unparalleled. I have Catling’s Bane and I’m eager for the chance to read it. Hugs all around.

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  4. Great review,Kev and your enthusiasm for this book is palpable. 😀😀I can whole heartedly agree with your statement of: ‘There seems to be no limitations to D. Wallace Peach’s ability to write gripping fantasy.’

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  5. Wonderful! I’m glad you didn’t give any spoilers away, Kev, as I have yet to read my copy of book 1. Go Diana go ~ wonderful praise here from Kev 🙂

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  6. Awesome review, Kev. Diana is on my read list. I’ve heard only wonderful recommendations about her books, and this appears to be yet another exceptional one!

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  7. I like your review Kev as they say much within few words. Thanks for sharing. Diana is a terrific writer! 🙂

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  8. Thanks for the wonderful review, Kev. I’m delighted that you enjoyed the book and glad I hooked you! Ha ha. You made my weekend, my friend. 😀

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  9. Haha. We both posted our reviews on the same day! I enjoyed this much more than Bone Wall.

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