The ancient land of irinn is mired in war. Ciara, Princess of Mide, has never known a time when irinns kingdoms were not battling for power, or Northmen were not plundering their shores. The people of Mide have thankfully always been safe because of Ciaras 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 irinn, but the entire world. Then the crow leads Ciara to Leif, a young Northman leader. Leif should be Ciaras enemy, but when Ciara discovers that he, too, shares her prophetic visions, she knows hes something more. Leif is mounting an impressive army, and with Ciaras strength in battle the two might have a chance to save their world. With evil rising around them, theyll do what it takes to defend the land they loveeven if it means making the greatest sacrifice of all....
|Title||:||Beyond a Darkened Shore|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
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Beyond a Darkened Shore Reviews
Rating is a 4.5. Could have been a five star, but I had a few problems when it came to pacing and awkward sentences. I'll explain more in my review, but overall? I actually really enjoyed this one.
A disappointing 2.5 stars.
This started off really well, and I was (almost) enjoying it even more than Ace of Shades (which I read just before this one), but the second half of this book simply fell apart with no rhyme or reason.
The world building turned awkward, the main plot felt rushed yet littered with many unnecessary scenes, and there were scores of illogical/inconsistent and awkward gaps throughout the second half of the story. The relationship development between the protagonist and her ...more
you know it's going to be a good book when there's a freakin crow on the cover 🌚
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes! Yes!
No cliff hanger, but please let there be another book!! I need more of Leif & Ciara!!!!
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Beyond a Darkened Shore is a novel that had so much more to love than I expected!
The world is very reminiscent of ancient Ireland and immersed with Celtic and Norse mythology. Ciara is a warrior princess with unique powers she uses in battle to help protect her people yet powers that isolate her from those very people as they believe her cursed. Nothing is more important to her than her family – her sisters – and when a threat arises ...more
Things I liked: Norse + Celt mythology, a warrior princess, quest story format (because who doesn’t like a good quest?), stand-alone
Things that weren’t my cup of tea: the story execution
While I did end up finishing this one, it ended up being a fairly average read. I thought the main character was underdeveloped, felt like the pacing was a little rough, and I’m still torn on the level of keen I feel towards the romantic relationship in this story.
this turned out to be far better then expected!
❝The laws are clear: there are only two strong enough to defeat them. One born for it, the other through great sacrifice.❞
everything I loved:
• norse/celtic mythology
• a badass MC
• a romance to die for *swoon*
• Leif Olafsson (my man and dream husband)
• THIS ENTIRE BOOK!
• and the action scenes were 👍🏼
it was brutal, dark and violent, and all of it was beautiful. and that ending ... was just ... *grabs Kleenex* more than I ...more
This sounds like a seperate Matthias & Nina (SoC) AU story in a way and I'm all here for it!