A Question of Counsel by Archer Kay Leah
Publication date: May 27th 2015
Genres: Adult, Fantasy
Life hasn’t been easy for Aeley since she arrested her brother, and her role as a political leader leaves her feeling isolated and lonely. Days before her brother’s trial, she meets Lira, a quiet and modest scribe who makes Aeley want more than just a professional relationship.
When she attends the trial and leaves with a marriage contract, Aeley doesn’t know what to do. She must choose one of two brothers, marrying into a family she doesn’t know. Then she discovers that Lira is part of the same family–a sister to Aeley’s suitors and the family’s disgrace. And not at all opposed to an intimate relationship.
Except random acts of violence against her people test Aeley’s ability as a leader, and a web of lies and deceit threaten not only her chance at happiness, but her life…
After the death of Aeley’s Father, she is now the elected Tract Steward that will be governing the people of her section. But getting where she is, isn’t pretty. Allon, her brother left their family’s name in dark shadow as he wreak havoc with his deeds. Now, because of Aeley, he is behind prison.
However it seems like Allon still has some control over some people even though he’s locked up.
Now, Aeley needs to uncover the mysterious attacks that leaves her reign with a dead body and several wounded. Throw in a distracting woman whom Aeley is extremely attracted to. Will she find
As what I’ve said from my previous reviews, I don’t check or read prior to reading a book. Yeah, I read it when I stumble upon it or when I request for a copy. But I always forget about it before I read a book for a review or tour. So I’m pretty surprised about the developments. It’s actually pretty fun though. I don’t know what to expect. I don’t even have a clue of its genre. Maybe a hint from the cover and title. Anyway, getting back to the review.
I completely loved this book. Bookworms, watch out for Archer Kay Leah because she is a wonderful author. The book isn’t what I expected it to be. It was much more. I also want to point out that this is my first book that the main character doesn’t prefer men. I must say it was fabulously well-written.
The story was exhilarating. It left me wanting to know more of the journey between Aeley and Lira. And to also see more of Mayr! Can we get a sequel with his POV? Lol. The characters have different personalities. The plot was vast. The only negative thing I have to say is that I could use a little more descriptive words with the places and characters. Also want to know more about the political rules and hierarchy. It would help to also have a clearer picture of the world Aeley lives in.
A Question of Counsel is definitely a diverse book to add to your to-read list. It’s a wonderful and exciting fantasy novel that is perfect any season.
Archer Kay Leah was raised in Ontario, Canada, growing up in a port town at a time when it was starting to become more diverse, both visibly and vocally. Combined with the variety of interests found in Archer’s family and the never-ending need to be creative, it has been this diversity that has inspired Archer’s love of toying with characters and their relationships, exploring new experiences and crazy situations.
Archer started writing stories at age six and became “that kid” with their nose in the books and a pen in their hand, pursuing the challenges of writing novels at age thirteen and conquering the dread of poetry at fifteen. Archer most enjoys writing speculative fiction and is engaged in a very particular love affair with fantasy, especially when it is dark and emotionally charged.
When not reading and writing for work or play, Archer is a geek who has too many hobbies, keeping busy with other creative endeavors, a music addiction, and whatever else comes along, especially if it is in technological form. Archer lives in London, Ontario with a same-sex partner and their cat.