Guardian Of Honor (The Summoning #1)
With their magic boundaries falling and terrible monsters invading, the Marshalls of Lladrana must follow ancient tradition and summon a savior from the Exotique land...
For Alexa Fitzwalter, the Marshall's call pulled the savvy lawyer into a realm where she barely understood the language, let alone the intricacies of politics and power. Armed only with her wits, a mysti...more
When I read the summary for this, I was intrigued by a premise that had previously been used by Modesitt in "The Soprano Sorceress," bringing a woman from our world into a magical one where she suddenly finds herself in possession of great power. Unfortunately, Ms. Owens is no Modesitt. I strongly suspect that she's a former, or current, fanfic writer and this book is one of her recycled fics that she "cleaned up" for professional publication. It certainly reads like it, st...more
The story is about Alexa, who gets Summoned to another world. There she finds she has magic and is needed to fight evil. She also finds her soulmate. As you can see, a simple story, nice and unpretentious. It has fantasy, it had romance, and, what I really liked, it is unpre...more
The world where the story takes place is Lladrana, a world based on the feudal system with castes and roles for everyone. When Alexa steps through the portal from the human world to Lladrana, she tests into one of the highest places in society: guardian. She is the newest member of an elite group of magical people who are rich and control all information being dissipated to the people of Lladrana. Her love interest is the so...more
This was a very enjoyable read. Took me about a day to read it. Slurp!
My husband hasnt seen much of me this past few weeks I have been reading 'The Summoning Series'
I think Robin Owens did a marvellous job with these books, the romance scenes were really engrossing, the story and adventure exciting. I really recommend this to other fans of romantic fantasy.
(Just an add in, the romance scenes...more
One thing bothered me: Alexa just kept accepting dramatic changes in her life too easily. I'm sure each person has their own unique response to changes and disorientation but I think the extreme switch from Denver, Colorado to a magical world called Lladrana filled with magic-users, flying horses, and monsters, would be enough for most logical people to question their own sanity. It troubles me that the novel claims she pr...more
The series started out strong, with a nice balance between the fantasy world and the romantic aspect Owens brings in to most of her work. My enjoyment faded with each subsequent book. This isn't to say I didn't enjoy the writing and move quickly through each book, but I think I liked the characters less as the series progressed. For example, the heroine of book 2 seemed strong and smart in her book, but com...more
The novel started out really slow. 50 pages in I was still having a hard time falling into the story. There were parts that drew me in, but I didn't find myself eager to get back to the book if I set it down.
I may try the second book to see if the world captures me more, but I'm not in a hurry to grab it.
Read them all...you will not be disappointed.
This book, the first in the series is about Alexa being "summoned" from earth to another place Lladrana to help fight invading evil.
Monsters, magic, love, a beautiful other world, and a...more
Overall, I found the book a compelling read.
1 depressed earth girl
1 furry shapeshifter pet guide
1 magical horse of any telepathic sentient variety
stir with plug and play magical powers
add 1 hot hero w/ magical sex skills
fold in demony creatures of any dark flesh-eating variety
bake one hour or until our suspencion of desbelief is com...more