Oh my gosh guys! as some of you may know I love everything mythology so I was so excited when I learned that this book was coming in one of my bookish boxes. Even bigger bonus points was this novel focused on celtic and norse mythology that I dont see enough of or maybe i’m living under the rock aka give me suggestions if you know any!
Anyways enough babbling…onto my review of Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake. The story revolving around Ciara a princess of Mide who was raised as a warrior with special abilites who is forced by Morrigan to work with her enemy Leif a northman in order to save her land and sisters.
“In all the world, there are only two strong enough. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.”
Quick Star Rating: 5 stars
This fricking book right here was utter perfection. I loved the storyline and the mythology was spot on. It was so amazing to see some of my favorite celtic goddess’s brought to life. The mesh of the two mythology was so well done plus she painted the lands and character perfectly in my mind.
The plot moved so well for a standalone book not too fast or slow. I loved Ciara and Leif so much! She was such an amazing strong main character with a interesting twist on her powers. Leif was perfection as well, his sass and fierce protection over Ciara and his brother just made me love him so much more.
“Leif was a Northman, an outsider, but he accepted me more than any of my own clan ever had.”
This book was something I didn’t realize how much I would love and need until I finished it. Im reeling for more Ciara and Leif in my life and hope even as a standalone to maybe see some more amazing work by Jessica or them, I wouldn’t complain xD. So seriously do yourself a favor and pick up this beauty you will not be disappointed.