Book Reviews, YA book reviews

A Vow So Bold and Deadly (Cursebreakers #3) by Brigid Kemmerer – ARC Review

My Rating ~ Five Stars

RELEASE DATE:  26 January 2021

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia

Pages: 416

Blurb

Face your fears, fight the battle.
Emberfall is crumbling fast, torn between those who believe Rhen is the rightful prince and those who are eager to begin a new era under Grey, the true heir. Grey has agreed to wait two months before attacking Emberfall, and in that time, Rhen has turned away from everyone—even Harper, as she desperately tries to help him find a path to peace.

Fight the battle, save the kingdom.
Meanwhile, Lia Mara struggles to rule Syhl Shallow with a gentler hand than her mother. But after enjoying decades of peace once magic was driven out of their lands, some of her subjects are angry Lia Mara has an enchanted prince and magical scraver by her side. As Grey’s deadline draws nearer, Lia Mara questions if she can be the queen her country needs.

As two kingdoms come closer to conflict, loyalties are tested, love is threatened, and an old enemy resurfaces who could destroy them all, in this stunning conclusion to bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer’s Cursebreaker series.

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Review

Thank you to Bloomsbury Australia for providing me with a copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review!

I am so excited I just got to finish this series and also, so sad it’s over. A vow so Bold and Deadly picks up right where A Heart so Fierce and Broken left off, with Lia Mara and Grey in Syhl Shallows and Rhen and Harper in Emberfall, facing a war.

Lia Mara is determined to rule Syhl Shallow with a fair and even hand, rather than the violence at mother favoured, but that is proving harder than she ever thought it would be. With attempts on her life and discord amongst her people, as well as their fear of magic, she’s afraid and unsure of the way forward.

Rhen should be preparing for war, but an old enemy is taking all of his attention. With Grey’s deadline fast running out and tensions between him and Harper at breaking point, Emberfall is in danger of losing the war no-one wants to fight.

Brigid Kemmerer has managed to do it again. A brilliant ending to a series I have adored. Even though it’s been quite some time since I read books one and two, Brigid made it so easy to slip back into this world and it’s incredible characters. I loved that we got to know some of the characters introduced in the last book, such as Tycho and Iisak, more and watch Lia Mara’s character develop and grow.

I am still team Grey at the end of the series, but I did really enjoy Rhen’s story this time too!

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