Shanna Reviews: Sumeria’s Sons Series by Lexi Ander

Blurb:
Twin Flames (Book 1)
A Lycan descendant of Gilgamesh and Enkidu, Tristan is not as extraordinary as his ancestors. He is an average warrior, unremarkable throughout. But this fact does not trouble him because he has found his Twin Flame, the one person destined to be his, who will love him unconditionally, life after life.

Then his Flame betrays him, leaving him shattered and dying. Brokenhearted, Tristan dissolves the sacred bond and leaves. His best friend, Ushna, accompanies him, vowing to guard and protect him, and Tristan slowly comes to realize that love does not require a sacred bond.

But if he hopes to keep the love he chooses, they will first have to survive ancient secrets, lies, mythical creatures, and the return of absent gods…

Note: This book was previously released by another publisher. It has been revised and re-edited for release with Less than Three Press.

Blurb:
Songs of the Earth (Book 2)
Thrust into the role of Prince of the Lycans, Tristan strives to find his footing in a life suddenly rife with secrets and lies–and danger. Betrayed by a Goddess meant to safeguard him, desperate to protect his consort and their growing tribe, he can only prepare for the worst and struggle to hope.

And then the worst comes to kill them…

Blurb:
Dreams of the Forgotten (Book 3)
For Tristan and Ushna, nothing comes easy and with each passing day the challenges grow and the dangers multiply. The safe home they are building for their family and tribe is threatened from all sides, and the peace they seek is being torn apart by enemies and internal strife. Tristan dares not reveal his condition to any but those closest to him, all the while he’s plagued by dreams he cannot remember upon waking…

And over all of it hangs the knowledge that his time with Ushna is running out. Because Ushna already has a Flame awaiting rebirth, and though Tristan would die to protect that bond, he constantly struggles against his beast who demands they bind Ushna to their side.

Review:
I have to say that that I expected quite a bit from these books. I was really excited by the premise but the author was unable to weave together all the disparate parts of her world and her tale into a coherent whole. There was just too much going on, we have gods, then epic lovers, then reincarnated soul mates and so on.  It just got to be too much to keep track of, the main love story Tristan and Ushna is the only thing that kept me going. But even that was wrought with so much myth it was hard to follow all the twists and turns of their history. The premise is great and the love story is epic, I just think that the execution was a little rushed and a whole lot under developed. This is such an promising story that I  think with a little polish it would be amazing epic. There are glimpses of this brilliance but as a whole it just doesn’t come together. The reason that I reviewed these books as a whole, is because they can’t truthfully be separated from each other, and they don’t stand alone either.
Stars:
Three

About Lexi:
Lexi has always been an avid reader and at a young age started reading (secretly) her mother’s romances (the ones she was told not to touch). She was the only teenager she knew of who would be grounded from reading. Later, with a pencil and a note book, she wrote her own stories and shared them with friends because she loved to see their reactions. A Texas transplant, Lexi now kicks her boots up in the Midwest with her Yankee husband and her 80 lbs. puppies named after vacuum cleaners.

Author Contact:
Website: http://www.lexiander.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LexiAnder
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lexi.ander.9

Where To Buy:
Twin Flames:
Less Than Three Press | All Romance | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Bookstrand

Songs of the Earth:
Less Than Three Press | All Romance | Amazon | B&N | Bookstrand

Dreams of the Forgotten:
LT3 Press | All Romance | Amazon

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