Sara's Review: Pamela (The Rylee Adamson Epilogues #3) by Shannon Mayer
Publisher: Hijinks Ink Publishing
Released: December 13, 2016
Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Length: 194 pages
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My name is Pamela, and I am a witch. I will protect Rylee’s pack, my family, at all costs. They are my greatest treasure, one I never dreamed to have. And I will defend them – even to the damning of my soul. The demons have been beaten back, but I can feel darkness lurking just beyond my sight. Darkness that is coming for those I love. To protect them, I will chance everything on a stranger. Raven is an Elemental of great power whose words resonate within my soul. Yet while he calls to my inner spirit, I know I cannot trust him. To prove I am worthy of his tutelage, I must complete three tasks before he will teach me the one spell I want above all others. A way to bring home loved ones taken too soon. His first mission will drop me straight into the fiery heart of the elemental world where there waits for me both death . . .and life. Now I must salvage my courage and conquer Raven’s challenges, or be prepared to lose everything I hold dear to my heart.
Five Huge Boundless Stars
Oh my, what a tangled web Shannon weaves! First I would like to see a timeline laid out for The Rylee Adamson, Elemental and Rylee Adamson Epilogues; these books are so interwoven that I'm racking my brain trying to figure where this book falls in into place. OMG! Mind is officially BLOWN! Shannon how do you do it?
This world is so utterly vivid and all-encompassing that you can’t help but get sucked in from the beginning. I will warn people that I don’t think they will appreciate Pamela to the fullest if you haven’t read The Rylee Adamson series or The Elemental series along with the first two Rylee Epilogues. I just personally feel you won’t have the full investment in Pam if you don't read the previous novels. However, Shannon gives enough backstory that you could tackle it by itself without feeling to incredibly lost, but I wouldn’t recommend it.
Pam has once again left her “family” to learn her craft from the mysteries Raven. She feels like she must help protect her family at all costs, do to escalating violence happening with the humans around the world.
“The war against the demons was won, but something else was coming, and I knew it as surely as I knew the color of the sky.”
She is sent on several quest that test her merit in order to prove herself strong enough for Raven to train her. She was once again forced to fight, to kill, and to face the darkness inside herself.
“I was a child, forced into a war that was not my own. A child asked to do things no child should be."
Pamela is a character that to me is a mix of both Rylee and Lark yet totally her own. She is a young girl with incredible amounts of power, that aren’t yet all realized. She has so much weight on her shoulders yet, she endures it all with a fortitude of someone twice her age.
“We do not always have a choice of where we go, or where we stay. Sometimes we just do what we must and that must be enough.”
This story was so unexpected to me, I didn’t see any of this coming. But I never do with Shannon. But the ending! OMG! The ending!!! Once again I found myself screaming because there were no more pages to turn!!!! Being part of Shannon’s ARC team I am lucky that I get the books a bit earlier than most, but she still doesn’t give us many hints. The ARC of Pamela I voluntarily received gets a Huge 5 Boundless Stars.