Bronze Fox by Diana Green

Bronze Fox by Diana Green

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication date: April 10, 2015

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Publisher's description:

Tobias is a fox-shifter, stolen in childhood from his home-world. Now he works as an agent for the secretive and powerful sentinels, trying to bring an end to the interworld slave trade.

Etty is a street-smart spitfire from the wrong side of the tracks. She harbors untrained magical abilities and a deep longing for a better life. Can she channel these into working as Tobias’ assistant?

Will they survive a life-changing mission where love and danger are only a heartbeat away, and the fate of rift worlds hangs in the balance?

My review (first shared May 28, 2015):

I received a free copy of the ebook. All opinions shared are 100% my own.

Etty is a street smart woman about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime when she picks up Tobias in her cab one dark night. Next thing she knows, they're being shot at then attacked by monsters straight out of a horror story. That is just the beginning as Tobias recognizes Etty's sharp wit as an asset to his work as a sentinel, a world-hopping secret society of agents seeking to end the inter-world slave trade. Tobias is a shapeshifter who can turn into a fox and he has his own very personal reasons why he wants to stop the slave trade. He too was a street smart kid when his sentinel mentor recognized his quick wit and superior intellect.

Many aspects of the book are predictable and that's okay. I don't need to be surprised by every novel I read. This is steampunk fiction with a Sci-fi bent as we see our hero and heroine jump across "rifts" - pathways that lead to other worlds. Every dream Etty didn't even dare to dream comes true as her relationship with Tobias brings her adventure, wealth, intellectual and physical challenges, and, ultimately, love. There are some intimate scenes that make this an adult novel but nothing too graphic. The author must build many worlds as Tobias and Etty jump across rifts in search of a device that could put many worlds in peril. Ms. Green does a great job of describing the exotic worlds and of making Tobias and Etty very real, even with their magical abilities.

Bronze Fox is a fun adventure read. I recommend it to anyone who likes romantic fantasy and steampunk.