Road to Koilatha by A.C. Ellas and J.C. Ellas
Genre: m/m fantasy romance
Length: novel (115 pgs.)
TBR Reviewer: Amanda
Road to Koilatha is obviously the beginning to a longer story. When Rak repeatedly has visions and dreams of a blond-haired man dying in hundreds of different ways that then causes the Goddess to triumph over the Army of Night, he ends up on a mission to a far-away kingdom where Servants of the Dark are looked on as evil. He finds secrets in his own background revealed on his trip, and with only a soul-bound dragon shifter as a companion, he has to deal with suspicion from the very prince he has traveled to save.
I thoroughly enjoyed the world being built in this book. The fantasy elements - magic, Gods and Goddesses, and the good vs. evil battle being played out in the background all added to my enjoyment. I also liked the discussion had between the two priests about slavery and how the dichotomy of Day and Night was not the same as good vs. evil. I also have my suspicions on who the villain is, but the ending of the story was abrupt and did not feel satisfying, even as the first of a series. There was not really anything wrapped up yet - no questions have been answered, rather it just seems that this book lays the groundwork for a longer story. The writing is well done, though, and I want to see where the ultimate story goes.