Sara's Review: Here She Rules (The Chronicles of Erla: Book 1) by Kat Brewer
Author Request/Kindle Unlimited
Released: March 25, 2016
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance
Length: 457 pages
A trans-dimensional rift takes Cassandra Powell to a foreign world where she finds herself in the country of Erla—a Queendom ruled by women. After saving the life of Erla’s Queen, Cassie finds herself elevated to a position of power in the new world she discovers she can never leave. She is bestowed honors and a bevy of beautiful male slaves, who live to serve her every desire.
She soon finds herself at war with brutal enemies as well as with herself as her entire view of life and what is right and wrong undergo a dramatic transformation. Determined to make a place for herself in this new world, she learns to embrace her situation, discovering the pleasures to be found in the arms of the beautiful men that now belong to her, body and soul.
***Can be read as a stand alone***
Three Boundless Stars
I was asked to read and review Here She Rules and give it and honest review. I really like the story and the concept behind it was fun and entertaining. What keeps me from giving it a higher rating than a 3 is it is just too wordy. The world built is beautiful; I understand the author wants to give us every nuance, but when I am reading that the character is reliving themselves, then dressing, then eating, it just gets boring and brings down the story. Less is more. For example:
“Cassie threw back the furs and stood, shivering slightly in the morning chill as her men groaned at the cold. She quickly threw on her parka and boots and went out to answer nature’s call. As she was making her way back, Nera passed her and smiled as she went to take care of the same thing.
While she had been gone, the men had started a fire and were preparing food and comfortingly hot tea. They insist Cassie sit while they finished making breakfast and prepared the equipment for travel. When Nera came back, breakfast was ready and the rest all sat down to eat.”
These two paragraphs contribute nothing to the story. We already know the men take care of the women’s every need. The story was filled this type of over wordy ness and just made the story incredibly longer than it needed to be. Those two paragraphs could be summed up in one sentence and make for a much smoother read. “Cassie and Nera woke the next morning, dressed quickly from the cold and saw to their needs as the men prepared breakfast for everyone.”
Though I loved the concept and the world; I am not sure I would dive back into a second book.