Auch! Betrayal hurts but this… I did NOT see this one coming. I was waiting for a couple of others to betray Carrick and Finley, but this son of a gun came out of nowhere. Sorry, I just jumped to the end 🙂 Since I finished the book, I am thinking back and try to see if any indications were giving signals of this betrayal. But I cannot pinpoint anything. Let me dial it back and start from the beginning. While Kymaris, Queen of Underworld, gaining power with every passing minute, thanks to the intervention of the Gods, Finley’s team constantly losing team members, first Carrick and then Maddox. Yeah, it is for a short period may be but doom is near. So seriously, STOP meddling and let the prophecy gang do their thing 🙂
Since Carrick is gone for two weeks, thanks to Rune and his selfishness, some of the plans regarding the retrieval of the bloodstone came to a stop. Prophecy gang doesn’t sit around and wait for Carrick but what they can do without him is a bit limited. While the time for Kymaris’s ritual getting closer, Finley is doing everything she can to develop her powers so that she will have a chance against Kymaris. After Carrick’s return, he has an idea to give Finley the right motivation to push through her hold-ups. Annnndddd that motivation is no one other than Princess Deadra. Shocking right? I never thought Deadra will help Finley with anything. But Carrick being Carrick, finds the right incentive to lure Deadra in. Deadra helps Finley to understand and overcome her hold-ups. Surprisingly, after this book, I don’t hate Deadra as much as I did before. As for Finley, I admire her tenacious attitude and also love how she doesn’t lose hope in people, especially Boral and Zora, prophecy, and love. It was also great to see how Finley and Zaid’s relationship evolved. Since the beginning, Zaid was there to support Finley because of his loyalty to Carrick but with this book, you clearly see that he is there because of Finley, not Carrick. There are also new revelations about the team members but Lucien was the most intriguing one for me. With all the things we learned about Lucien, I think he at least needs a novella if not a whole book or series for himself. It feels like Lucien, Micah, and Charmeine trio have lots to offer. This also made me super curious about Maddox and his past as well so maybe (hopefully) we can get some inside scoop on him as well. Also, I am still waiting to see more of Eliana and Ronan and hopefully, we will get to see them in the last book.
This series is getting better and better with each book and keeps me on my toes. I cannot wait to see how everything will be laid out at the end. Even though I am constantly waiting for the last book of the series so that finally we get everything out in the open, I am not ready for this series to be over. So PLEASE Ms. Bennett can you write some more books or novellas so that we don’t have to let go of the hot demi-gods and the Scooby Gang 🙂
P.S. If I was all over the place with this review, sorry about that. I wanted to give you as much as I can without the spoilers so I might’ve jump one to another 🙂
- Would I recommend this book: Yes
- Would I re-read this book: Yes
- Would I read future books by this author: Yes
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e-ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
A Battle of Blood and Stone is book four of the Chronicles of the Stone Veil series and is best enjoyed if read in series order.
About Sawyer Bennet:
New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.
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