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Entwined by Magic


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An assassination, abduction of her child, and prophecies looming over the Zakotan (human/alien hybrids) people threaten Lady Greer...

Lady Greer found a new life and happiness with the Zakotan (human/alien hybrids) in book one of Janet Swan's The Zakota Chronicles (Imprint - 2020). In her new home, Greer found a pure and innocent family and fell in love with her husbands Zephyr and Wilder.

Everything she's come to know and love is threatened, though in this intriguing and unique tale of love, loss, family, perseverance, and personal growth. An assassination of a loved one in cold blood--a crime unheard of in Zakotan society--rocks the entire population to the core and, as with most rise-from-the-ashes phoenix characters, levels Greer to a rock-bottom.

True to Swan's style in Imprint, Entwined By Magic heaps on situations that are considered bleak and unredeemable in a way that shows there is still hope in every situation if we are willing to grow and be open to change. Watching Greer grow from a protected, innocent woman in the beginning into a strong, confident, self-sacrificing leader and mother to not only her biological daughter but to her "adopted" (found) daughters as well is heart-warming and endearing.

The matriarchal society of the Zakota people (who live hidden from the Humans on Earth) begins to flourish in Entwined By Magic, and a post-apocalyptic fate for the Humans in this book brings more found family to their doorstep and into their society.

I will never cease to be amazed by the warmth and goodness Swan shows of the human soul in her work. She turns the coldest antagonist into a warm and caring father, and brings forgiveness a whole new light. I cried twice while reading this book, and I can count on one hand the number of times I have cried reading a book in the last year. This story, and Greer's journey in particular, will leave you riveted with the emotions of the characters.

Entwined By Magic truly takes the writing level (and steamy romance) up a notch from Imprint. The plot is magnificent and unexpected, taking the series from heart-warming romance to in-depth post-apocalyptic and societal intrigue. It was a very smooth read. This story was truly a pleasure to read, and I look forward to reading more in this series in the future!

**Trigger Warnings: Murder, War, Post-Apoloclyptic violence/struggle (starvation, cannibalism, etc.), Death of a Spouse, Death of a Child, Sexual assault/abuse of minors/women discussed, Forced Marriage/Sexual Relations, Kidnapping.**

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About the author

Janet Swan is an author, retired compliance manager, mother, grandmother, and animal and nature enthusiast. Janet has a vivid imagination and loves to tell stories. She has a natural psychic ability, and sometimes her stories are formed by dreams or communication with the other side. view profile

Published on April 16, 2021

70000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

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Genre: Science Fiction

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