My Familiar Stranger – Knights of Black Swan #1 by Victoria Danann

Elora Laiken lost everything the day her family was attacked by assassins. Finding herself forced through an experimental portal between dimensions she lands in a world so like her own but yet so different.  Saved by an order of knights known as the Black Swan, she finds that what was believed to be myths and fairy tales on her world are reality here.

Can Elora ever fit into this new world, make friends, find a purpose and realise that love is right there in front of her?



Fantastic story.  Well written, great characters and brilliant story line.  Elora is royalty in her own dimension and suddenly thrown through a portal to find herself in a place with subtle differences, the biggest being that fairy-tale characters do exist.  There is a wonderful love triangle between Storm, Elora and Ram and to be honest I really didn’t know who to hope for (normally I have a character picked and stick with it).  Storm is the archetypal hero, the unofficial leader of the team, and the saviour of Elora.  Ram is the ladies-man, joker and all-round good guy (also, an Elf). I will admit that even to the end I was still upset for one but happy for the other.

The myth behind what a vampire is and what will effect them is explained in a unique way with a short insert from what is known as the ‘Black Swan Field Training Manual’ at the beginning of most chapters.  I am kind of old fashioned in my Vampire lore however any breaks from ‘tradition’ are explained well and as the book is based in an alternate dimension it is easier to accept any differences.

Loved this book, engaged from beginning to end. Loved the characters and looking forward to finding out more about B-Team in other books in the series.

Author: mandy

I love to Read! Mostly romance (of all types) but I also enjoy murder mysteries, paranormal fantasy, sci-fi, comedy, pretty much anything.

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