Bible Studies, Book Review, Christian fantasy

Book Review – Beneath the Forsaken City

Beneath the Forsaken City

by Carla Laureano

With a storm on the horizon, who will stand against the darkness?

Conor and Aine have barely escaped Seare with their lives. Conor knows he must return to find the harp that could end the Red Druid’s reign of terror, but he must first see Aine safely to her family home on the isle of Amanta. When an unnatural storm tears them apart, they find themselves in even more danger than that which they fled.

Because magic is not the only thing to fear in Aine’s homeland, where the Sofarende invaders harry the coasts and shifting clan alliances make it impossible to know who to trust. Conor and Aine must cling to the whispers of Comdiu’s plans for them and their enduring love for one another, even when the future looks darkest.

But with betrayal at every turn, will they give into fear? Or will they learn to depend on Comdiu completely … before all hope is lost?

My Thoughts

This is an amazing sequel to The Oath of the Brotherhood story. It continues on with Conor and Aine’s story.

This story has a feel of medieval times, and it is definitely a fantasy type of story. Carla Laureano does a beautiful job at weaving it all together and giving us a beautiful story.

Conor and Aine have been separated (happened at the end of book 1) and are desperately looking for each other. Neither one knowing if the other is still alive.

This story is intense. Lots of darkness, druids, magic, and evil on every side.

Yet, somehow, the tiniest beam of hope shines through and takes hold…

I enjoyed watching the characters grow as they faced various trials and hardships.

I found this story to be intriguing and challenging, and well worth the read. I look forward to reading the conclusion in this uniquely delightful series.

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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