Review: The Becoming

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The world of magick and the world of man have long been estranged from one another. But some can walk between the two—including Breen Siobhan Kelly. She has just returned to Talamh, with her friend, Marco, who’s dazzled and disoriented by this realm—a place filled with dragons and faeries and mermaids (but no WiFi, to his chagrin). In Talamh, Breen is not the ordinary young schoolteacher he knew her as. Here she is learning to embrace the powers of her true identity. Marco is welcomed kindly by her people—and by Keegan, leader of the Fey. Keegan has trained Breen as a warrior, and his yearning for her has grown along with his admiration of her strength and skills.

But one member of Breen’s bloodline is not there to embrace her. Her grandfather, the outcast god Odran, plots to destroy Talamh—and now all must unite to defeat his dark forces. There will be losses and sorrows, betrayal and bloodshed. But through it, Breen Siobhan Kelly will take the next step on the journey to becoming all that she was born to be.


This story doesn’t end on such a cliff-hanger as the first book, but I still wanted the next book right away. Then was disappointed to find, I have to wait until November.

Breen has grown a bit in to her powers, and does have to fight for real in this story. I am also excited, because her relationship with Keegan grows as well. I can’t wait until the final book to see how the relationship lands. I mean they are from 2 different worlds. I have a hypothesis, that Breen will join Keegan on the council. I both see and don’t see this happening. Breen has a way of dealing with issues, then my mind wanders and I see her somehow serving on the council or helping Keegan in his duties in some way.

Marco helps the cause and learns to fight as well. His cooking becomes well known in the village where he and Breen train. Marco also gets a love interest. I absolutely love them together too.

The descriptions in these books are enough to give you a bit of a picture, and then you can let your imagination do the rest. I also very much love how everything flows together. The way the story is told feels so natural, and I forget these are told in third person.

So now we wait until November 22, when The Choice will be released and we can see how this all ends.

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