Review – Heroes and Villains: Pawn in the Game by Tara R

Book & Author Details:

Heroes and Villains: Pawn in the Game
Publication date: December 28th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Fantasy

 heroes-and-villainsAurora Grimaldi’s life has been about fighting for justice under the ruthless regime of Shadow kingdoms. In a twist of fate, she uncovers a secret organization run by creatures of magic- the Imperium.

The Imperium is in a crisis. Something has been stolen from them and they will stop at nothing to get it back. The more Aurora gets involved, the deeper she is pulled into a web of lies and deceit. And it doesn’t help when the Shadow kingdoms start interfering.

With the thief lurking in the shadows, Aurora struggles to find her place in everything that is going on and her choices may just have far more dangerous consequences than she could have imagined.


When I was approached by the author with a review request, the blurb captured my imagination and I agreed.

Unfortunately, I found that the book didn’t live up to the expectations I had for it.

There is a lot going on in this story.  Almost to the complication level of Game of Thrones, with the families and the politics and the double crossing.  Sadly, I felt that the author didn’t quite have the tools to do the tale justice.   Because, although there is undoubtedly a decent plot arc to this, the narrative is not up to the complexity of the characters’ machinations.

I persevered and made it to the end of the book.  But, if I’m completely honest, that was more duty than enjoyment.

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.



purchase links

Amazon (universal link)

About the author

Tara lives in the lovely city of Toronto. An engineer during the day, she moonlights as a writer. Her favourite genres are romance, mystery and fantasy. She has been writing since she was 7 and her first story was about a spaceship (BIG Star Trek fan here).

When not working or writing, she catches up on her favourite shows on Netflix and spends time with family and friends.

author links

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