Hi *pops head out from behind this book for 2 seconds*, thanks for coming back for this week's Friday 56! I'm really loving the community of bloggers who take part in this weekly meme - everyone's so lovely! 😊
The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. There are only 4 rules:
I had to choose Beyond a Darkened Shore for today's post because I'm having so much fun reading it right now. I'm currently only on page 38, so I have my fingers crossed that page 56 doesn't give too much away for me! 🙈 (Side note: I hate spoilers and will try my hardest never to post anything that could ruin a book for someone!)
Even though I'm only 3 chapters in, it feels as though this book is building towards something pretty epic. I received Beyond a Darkened Shore in my April FairyLoot box. You can check out the un-boxing for April's theme - Whimsical Journeys - here.
You can check out the synopsis for this book below:
The ancient land of Éirinn is mired in war. Ciara, Princess of Mide, has never known a time when Éirinn’s kingdoms were not battling for power, or Northmen were not plundering their shores.
The people of Mide have thankfully always been safe because of Ciara’s unearthly ability to control her enemies’ minds and actions. But lately, a mysterious crow has been appearing to Ciara, whispering warnings of an even darker threat. Although her clansmen dismiss her visions as pagan nonsense, Ciara fears this coming evil will destroy not just Éirinn, but the entire world.
Then the crow leads Ciara to Leif, a young Northman leader. Leif should be Ciara’s enemy, but when Ciara discovers that he, too, shares her prophetic visions, she knows he’s something more. Leif is mounting an impressive army, and with Ciara’s strength in battle the two might have a chance to save their world.
With evil rising around them, they’ll do what it takes to defend the land they love…even if it means making the greatest sacrifice of all.
OMG, it sounds so good!
Here's the quote I've chosen from page 56:
I'd been in many people's heads, seen their darkest thoughts, been in battles that were gruesome and violent, but nothing was as soul-crushingly terrible as the Morrigan's vision.
What do you think? Would you/have you read this?
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