IndieWritersReview Spotlights: NEW RELEASE Rout of the Dem-Shyr (Ascendant Series #2) by Raine Thomas! Book Review


Title: Rout of the Dem-Shyr

Series: Ascendant Series #2

Author: Raine Thomas

Genre: New Adult Sci-Fi Romance

Audience: Ages 17+


Rout of the Dem-Shyr by Raine Thomas

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Book Blurb:

Touted as the future ruler and savior of worlds, Ascendant KyrVawn is ready to put her growing power to good use. She intends to begin with her home planet of Alametria, where hints of corruption have infiltrated the highest levels of the palace. It’s a monumental task, but one she won’t undertake alone.

By her side is her personal bodyguard and secret lover, Dem-Shyr TaeDane. Together, they’re determined to uncover the truth behind the changes that occurred while they were off-planet…changes that violate long-standing Alametrian laws.

But it’s hard for them to champion the rules when they don’t live by them. Their love is forbidden by official decree, and with every illicit touch, they edge closer and closer to discovery and disaster. Despite their good intentions, they’ll find out that sometimes love doesn’t conquer all.

In fact, it might just be the very thing that destroys them.

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About the Author:

Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of bestselling Young Adult and New Adult fiction. Known for character-driven stories that inspire the imagination, Raine recently signed with multiple award-winning producer Chase Chenowith of Back Fence Productions to bring her popular Daughters of Saraqael trilogy to the big screen. She’s a proud indie author who is living the dream. When she isn’t writing or glued to e-mail or social networking sites, Raine can usually be found vacationing with her husband and daughter on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

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Oh my goodness! Where do I begin?! I believe this is one of the best Raine Thomas books I’ve read so far and that’s saying something because I am a huge fan of Ms. Thomas’s books and loved them all!

There is simply SO much… it was action packed from beginning to end! But I will attempt to place my thoughts in order! Lol.

Rout of the Dem-Shyr (Ascendant#2) follows the story of Ascendant KyrVawn and her personal bodyguard and secret lover, Dem-Shyr TaeDane.  Kyr is attempting to find her place in her home again and also adjust to her new role. But at the same time she cannot deny that she has changed while obtaining her life lessons on earth. Also she cannot deny her feelings for TaeDane.  She hates having to hide her feelings, but the atmosphere is soaked with danger as an old enemy, Vycor, is still attempting to set traps for the couple. Plus her parents the Guardians, are proving less loving than she remembered, in fact Kyr soon discovers her mother Shaya’s jealousy towards her and that the woman would stop at nothing to get what she wants, removing anything in her path including her daughter if necessary! Plus with her father’s apathy, she realizes that TaeDane is her only family. But the laws of their society will not accept it, but as the story unfolds Kyr, TaeDane as well as those helping the pair, discover that their enemy’s plans goes far deeper than just thwarting the lovers! Soon all is unveiled and the treachery that is unearthed with mother against daughter and a lover destroying the one he loves…it had my mind spinning! I was on the edge of my seat and the thought The Game Of Thrones had nothing on this!! Freaking awesome guys!

Plus as an added surprise (I don’t wish to give away spoilers) but one of our characters has a visit to the Dark Lands…and I know this is strange, but I thought the Dark Lands was so cool! Lol. Now in the story, the Dark Lands were the place where the worst of the worst was sent…murderers that were considered Outcasts…it is a land that reflects a failed society, desolate air poisoned. But the way it’s described by the author… there seems to be a terrible beauty in it, its rose colored sky and the pastel colorings of pink, blue etc. Plus with the environment which is toxic the inhabitants are required to wear air tanks, goggles and they have the coolest clothes yes…there is definitely a Steam Punk mark on the Dark Lands! The groups of the Marauders, Peace Keepers, Harvesters and Tinkers interest me and I wish to learn more of this place…I know crazy, the worse place mentioned in the book fascinates me! Lol.


Rout of the Dem-Shyr (Ascendant#2) was well written, fast paced FULL of action, adventure and LOT’S of passion (such as when TaeDane makes loves to Kry in his thoughts which affects her physically because of their mental link…he does this in the presence of others so yes very very HOT!) #theirownlittlesecret

I love Kry and TaeDane they are perfect for one another, I enjoy that equal protectiveness they have going between them. I enjoyed Gren, love Sem (really want to see a story focused on him) and of course the characters mentioned in the Dark Lands… (I really want to know what happened to Hope???)


This was an incredible read and I highly recommend especially if you love Paranormal, Fantasy with a Steam Punk element!:)



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