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Beneath the Forsaken City
by C. E. Laureano at Amazon
A brotherhood scattered. A future denied. Who will stand against the darkness?
Conor and Aine have barely escaped Seare with their lives. Conor knows he must return to find the harp that could end the Red Druid's reign of terror, but in the midst of their escape, he and Aine are torn apart once more. Surrounded by despair and thrown into as much danger as they left behind, Conor and Aine must cling to the whispers of Comdiu's plans for them and the homeland that depends on their survival. But at what cost? Will they learn to depend on Comdiu completely? Or will they give up hope?
Why you should read it: Better known for her 2014 RITA-award winning contemporary romance Five Days in Skye, author C.E. (Carla) Laureano once again proves her exceptional range with the second installment in her Song of Seare series, giving authentic voice to medieval characters within a world that rings true to the spirit of Celtic fantasy.
Although Conor and Aine spend the bulk of this book apart, their love story stays in the forefront of their minds — as well as the reader's — while evil hunts them, threatening their happiness on every front. With a few gasp-worthy moments — including one in which you might just shake the book in your hands saying, "No, Conor! STAHP! No, no, no!" (I may have actually done that …) — this romantic fantasy reaches out, grabs you by the knuckles and pulls you right into the tale. Fantasy lit fans will definitely want to put this romantic, nail-biting page-turner on their TBR lists, but make sure you read book one first!
MORE: Check out my HEA rec of Oath of the Brotherhood (The Song of Seare, book 1)
CONTENT: Edgier for Christian Fantasy due to violence
STORY: 5 magical STARS!
Come back on Friday, February 27 for episode 9 of The Author's Casting Call at EIR in which Carla Laureano plays Casting Director and dreams up the perfect cast for a movie version of this book!