This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite
Progenie is a powerful opening in the Scions of Darkness series by Mack Little, a compelling urban fantasy with an unforgettable protagonist. Zen knows nothing about what happened to her mother. From childhood, she’s been taught to defend herself. She is aware of her incredible powers and she uses them to heal, focusing on staying normal. But she suffers from visions inspired by an ancient book and they set her on the path to discover the truth of who she is. And this means getting into contact with her enemies: djinn, dhampyrs, and vampires. Now Zenobia Grant knows what attacks her family and loved ones. The only problem is that she does not know how to fight them. Is she going to stay low and suffer more loss from vicious enemies? She has to take the battle to them if she hopes to survive, but does she have enough fight for such vicious enemies?
This urban fantasy melds an ancient world with the present, creating a protagonist that is as mysterious as she is real. Mack Little leads readers into the psyche of an extraordinary character and the progression in character development is so steady and skillfully crafted that it leaves readers feeling as though they had grown up with the protagonist. The pacing is just right — neither too fast nor too slow — but what sustains the reader’s interest is the depth of character and the deft plotting. The prose is beautiful. It is punctuated with powerful streams of consciousness, exciting dialogues, and descriptions that give life to strong moments in the narrative. Progenie offers a lot of entertainment, especially to fans of urban fantasy and readers looking for supernatural narratives with intriguing twists.